Kota Yoshihara

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Kota Yoshihara
吉原 宏太
Personal information
Full name Kota Yoshihara
Date of birth (1978-02-02) February 2, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Fujiidera, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Consadole Sapporo 105 (40)
2000–2005 Gamba Osaka 134 (38)
2006–2008 Omiya Ardija 60 (9)
2009–2012 Mito HollyHock 98 (18)
Total 397 (105)
National team
1999 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kota Yoshihara (吉原 宏太, Yoshihara Kōta, born February 2, 1978) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yoshihara was born in Fujiidera on February 2, 1978. After graduating from high school, he joined Japan Football League club Consadole Sapporo in 1996. The club won the champions in 1997 and was promoted to J1 League. However the club was relegated to new league J2 League in 1999. He moved to his local club Gamba Osaka in 2000. Although he became a regular player from 2001, his opportunity to play decreased from 2003. He moved to Omiya Ardija in 2006. He moved to Mito HollyHock in 2009. He made an announcement to retire on 2 February 2013, on his 35th birthday.

National team career[edit]

In June 1999, Yoshihara was elected Japan national team for 1999 Copa América. At this competition, on July 2, he debuted against Paraguay.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Consadole Sapporo 1996 24 6 3 1 27 7
1997 15 8 3 2 2 0 20 10
1998 34 11 3 1 4 1 41 13
1999 32 15 2 0 2 0 36 15
Gamba Osaka 2000 19 3 3 1 2 0 24 4
2001 27 11 3 2 2 0 32 13
2002 27 11 2 1 6 3 35 15
2003 20 6 2 2 4 1 26 9
2004 22 5 4 0 5 0 31 5
2005 19 2 1 0 9 3 29 5
Omiya Ardija 2006 15 2 1 0 1 0 17 2
2007 26 5 1 0 5 1 32 6
2008 19 2 1 0 2 0 22 2
Mito HollyHock 2009 47 9 1 0 48 9
2010 24 6 0 0 24 6
2011 9 2 2 0 11 2
2012 18 1 1 0 19 1
Total 397 105 33 10 44 9 474 124

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 1 0
Total 1 0

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