Shigeo Yaegashi

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Shigeo Yaegashi
八重樫 茂生
Personal information
Full name Shigeo Yaegashi
Date of birth (1933-03-24)March 24, 1933
Place of birth Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
Date of death May 2, 2011(2011-05-02) (aged 78)
Place of death Tama, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1952–1953 Chuo University
1954–1957 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1969 Furukawa Electric 51 (14)
Total 51 (14)
National team
1956–1968 Japan 45 (11)
Teams managed
1967 Furukawa Electric
1970 Japan U-20
1977–1981 Fujitsu
1985–1989 Fujitsu
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shigeo Yaegashi (八重樫 茂生, Yaegashi Shigeo, March 24, 1933 – May 2, 2011) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yaegashi was born in Daejeon, Japan on March 24, 1933, but raised in Hanamaki. After playing at Chuo University, he moved to Waseda University. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1958. In 1963, he was elected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1969. He played 51 games and scored 14 goals in the league. He was also elected Best Eleven 3 times (1966, 1967 and 1968).

National team career[edit]

In June 1956, when Yaegashi was a Waseda University student, he was elected Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on June 3, he debuted against South Korea. In November, he played at 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He also played at 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. At 1968 Olympics, he played as a captain in first match against Nigeria, he was replaced for injury in the 78minuts.[1] This match is his last match for Japan. After the match, Although he could not play, he supported Japan team and Japan won bronze medal.[2][3] He also played at 1958, 1962 and 1966 Asian Games. He played 45 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 1968.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1967, when Yaegashi played for Furukawa Electric, he became a playing manager as Ryuzo Hiraki successor for the club and managed in 1 season. After retirement, he also managed for Fujitsu 2 times (1977–1981 and 1985–1989).

In 2005, Yaegashi was elected Japan Football Hall of Fame. On May 2, 2011, he died of cerebral infarction in Tama at the age of 78.[5]

National team statistics[edit]

[4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1956 3 0
1957 0 0
1958 2 0
1959 5 0
1960 1 0
1961 7 2
1962 7 3
1963 5 4
1964 2 2
1965 4 0
1966 2 0
1967 3 0
1968 4 0
Total 45 11

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA
  2. ^ "Shigeo Yaegashi Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  3. ^ "八重樫茂生 (Shigeo Yaegashi)" (in Japanese). Footballjapan.jp. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  5. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)

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