Ryoichi Kawakatsu

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Ryoichi Kawakatsu
川勝 良一
Personal information
Full name Ryoichi Kawakatsu
Date of birth (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958 (age 60)
Place of birth Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1980 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Toshiba 35 (4)
1983–1989 Yomiuri 62 (3)
1989–1990 Kyoto Shiko 22 (0)
1990–1991 Tokyo Gas
Total 119 (7)
National team
1981–1982 Japan 13 (0)
Teams managed
1997 Verdy Kawasaki
1998 Verdy Kawasaki
1999–2002 Vissel Kobe
2006 Avispa Fukuoka
2010–2012 Tokyo Verdy
2014 Kyoto Sanga FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryoichi Kawakatsu (川勝 良一, Kawakatsu Ryōichi, born April 5, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Kawakatsu was born in Kyoto on April 5, 1958. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Toshiba in 1981. In 1983, he moved to Yomiuri. The club won the league champions in 1983, 1984 and 1986–87. The club also won 1984, 1986, 1987 Emperor's Cup and 1985 JSL Cup. He moved to his local club Kyoto Shiko in 1989 and Tokyo Gas in 1990. He retired in 1991.

National team career[edit]

On February 8, 1981, when Kawakatsu was a Hosei University student, he debuted for Japan national team against Malaysia. He played 13 games for Japan until 1982.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Kawakatsu started coaching career at Tokyo Gas in 1991. In 1992, he moved to Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy). In 1997, he managed at 1997 Emperor's Cup as Valdir Espinosa successor. In September 1998, he became a manager as Nicanor de Carvalho successor. In 1999, he moved to Vissel Kobe. He was sacked in July 2002. In June 2006, he signed with Avispa Fukuoka as Hiroshi Matsuda successor. However the club was relegated to J2 League and he resigned. In 2010, he returned to Tokyo Verdy and managed until September 2012. In June 2014, he signed with Kyoto Sanga FC and managed until end of season.

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
1981 Toshiba JSL Division 2 17 1 - 4 1 21 2
1982 18 3 2 0 20 3
1983 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 12 1 3 0 2 0 17 1
1984 14 2 5 1 2 0 21 3
1985/86 16 0 0 0 3 0 19 0
1986/87 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1987/88 15 0 2 0 1 0 18 0
1988/89 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1989/90 Kyoto Shiko JSL Division 2 22 0 0 0 22 0
1990 Tokyo Gas Regional Leagues
1991/92 JSL Division 2 15 0 - 1 0 16 0
Country Japan 134 7 10 1 15 1 159 9
Total 134 7 10 1 15 1 159 9

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1981 10 0
1982 3 0
Total 13 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Verdy Kawasaki September 1998 December 1998 14 3 0 11 021.43
Vissel Kobe January 1999 July 2002 100 34 13 53 034.00
Avispa Fukuoka June 2006 December 2006 22 4 7 11 018.18
Tokyo Verdy January 2010 September 2012 106 50 20 36 047.17
Kyoto Sanga FC 29 June 2014 December 2014 22 6 12 4 027.27
Total 264 97 52 115 036.74

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