Masakuni Yamamoto

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Masakuni Yamamoto
山本 昌邦
Personal information
Full name Masakuni Yamamoto
Date of birth (1958-04-04) April 4, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1974–1976 Nihon University Mishima High School
1977–1980 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Yamaha Motors 109 (3)
Total 109 (3)
National team
1980–1981 Japan 4 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1997 Japan U-20
2002–2004 Japan U-23
2004–2006 Júbilo Iwata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masakuni Yamamoto (山本 昌邦, Yamamoto Masakuni, born April 4, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yamamoto was born in Numazu on April 4, 1958. After graduating from Kokushikan University, he joined Yamaha Motors in 1981. First season, the club finished at bottom place and was relegated to Division 2. In 1982, the club won the champions and was promoted Division 1. The club also won 1982 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1987. He played 109 games and scored 3 goals in the league.

National team career[edit]

In December 1980, when Yamamoto was a Kokushikan University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1982 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on December 26, he debuted against China. He played 4 games for Japan in 1981.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Yamamoto started coaching career at Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1987. He became a manager for Japan U-20 national team and managed at 1997 World Youth Championship. In 1997, he returned to Júbilo Iwata. In October 1998, he became a coach for Japan national team under manager Philippe Troussier. After 2002 World Cup, in August, Yamamoto became a manager for Japan U-23 national team and managed at 2004 Summer Olympics. In November 2004, he returned to Júbilo Iwata and became a manager. He resigned in June 2006.

Club statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1981 Yamaha Motors JSL Division 1 18 1
1982 JSL Division 2 16 0
1983 JSL Division 1 18 1
1984 18 0
1985/86 22 0
1986/87 17 1
Total 109 3

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1980 2 0
1981 2 0
Total 4 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Júbilo Iwata 2004 2006 48 18 13 17 037.50
Total 48 18 13 17 037.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Masakuni Yamamoto at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

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