Motohiro Yamaguchi

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Motohiro Yamaguchi
山口 素弘
Personal information
Full name Motohiro Yamaguchi
Date of birth (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1990 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Yokohama Flügels 213 (30)
1999–2002 Nagoya Grampus Eight 110 (6)
2003–2005 Albirex Niigata 83 (6)
2005–2007 Yokohama FC 84 (0)
Total 490 (42)
National team
1995–1998 Japan 58 (4)
Teams managed
2012–2014 Yokohama FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Motohiro Yamaguchi (山口 素弘, Yamaguchi Motohiro, born January 29, 1969) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yamaguchi was born in Takasaki on January 29, 1969. After graduating from Tokai University, he joined All Nippon Airways (later Yokohama Flügels) in 1991. The club won 1993 Emperor's Cup their first time in major title. In Asia, the club also won 1994–95 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. In 1998, the club won Emperor's Cup. However the club was disbanded end of 1998 season due to financial strain, he moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight with Seigo Narazaki in 1999. The club won 1999 Emperor's Cup. He moved to J2 League club Albirex Niigata in 2003. The club won the champions in 2003 and was promoted to J1 League. In August 2005, he moved to J2 League club Yokohama FC was founded by Yokohama Flügels supporters. The club won the champions in 2006 and was promoted to J1 League. He retired end of 2007 season. He also served as captain in all teams.

National team career[edit]

In January 1995, Yamagugchi was elected Japan national team for 1995 King Fahd Cup. At this competition, on January 6, he debuted against Nigeria. After debut, he became a regular player and he played most matches for Japan until 1998 World Cup. In 1996, he played full time in all matches at 1996 Asian Cup. At 1998 World Cup qualification in 1997, he played all matches and Japan won the qualify for 1998 World Cup first time Japan's history. At 1998 World Cup, he played full time in all 3 matches. This World Cup was his last game for Japan. He played 58 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1998.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Yamaguchi became a manager for Yokohama FC as Yasuyuki Kishino successor in 2012. He managed the club until 2014

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1990/91 All Nippon Airways JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991/92 22 1 1 1 23 2
1992 Yokohama Flügels J1 League - 6 0 6 0
1993 35 3 4 0 6 1 45 4
1994 34 2 2 0 1 0 37 2
1995 41 3 1 0 - 42 3
1996 28 8 1 0 14 5 43 13
1997 19 6 5 1 1 0 25 7
1998 34 7 5 0 0 0 39 7
1999 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 29 2 5 0 6 0 40 2
2000 28 1 2 0 6 1 36 2
2001 28 1 0 0 6 0 34 1
2002 25 2 0 0 6 0 31 2
2003 Albirex Niigata J2 League 42 4 3 0 - 45 4
2004 J1 League 29 2 0 0 5 0 34 2
2005 12 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
2005 Yokohama FC J2 League 18 0 2 0 - 20 0
2006 46 0 0 0 - 46 0
2007 J1 League 20 0 2 0 3 0 25 0
Country Japan 490 42 32 1 64 8 586 51
Total 490 42 32 1 64 8 586 51

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 14 1
1996 13 2
1997 22 1
1998 9 0
Total 58 4

Managerial statistics[edit]

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Yokohama FC 2012 2014 122 51 31 40 041.80
Total 122 51 31 40 041.80

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual Honors[edit]

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