Shinkichi Kikuchi

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Shinkichi Kikuchi
菊池 新吉
Personal information
Full name Shinkichi Kikuchi
Date of birth (1967-04-12) April 12, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Tono, Iwate, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–2001 Tokyo Verdy 280 (0)
2000Kawasaki Frontale (loan) 6 (0)
Total 286 (0)
National team
1994–1995 Japan 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shinkichi Kikuchi (菊池 新吉, Kikuchi Shinkichi, born April 12, 1967) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. His younger brother Toshimi is also a former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Kikuchi was born in Tono on April 12, 1967. After graduating from high school, he joined Japan Soccer League club Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, Tokyo Verdy) in 1986. The club won league champions 3 times, JSL Cup 1 time and Emperor's Cup 2 times. In Asia, the club also won 1987 Asian Club Championship. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. The club won the league champions in 1993 and 1994. The club also won 1992, 1993, 1994 J.League Cup and 1996 Emperor's Cup. He was a central player in golden era in both clubs history. In 1999, he lost opportunity to play behind Kenji Honnami. In 2000, Kikuchi moved to Kawasaki Frontale on loan. In 2001, he returned to Tokyo Verdy and retired with his rival Honnami end of the season.

National team career[edit]

On September 27, 1994, Kikuchi debuted for Japan national team against Australia. In October, he played all matches at 1994 Asian Games. He was also elected Japan for 1995 King Fahd Cup.[1] But he did not play in the match, as he was the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Shigetatsu Matsunaga. He played 7 games for Japan until 1995.[2]

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
1986/87 Yomiuri JSL Division 1 22 0 5 0 0 0 27 0
1987/88 10 0 4 0 1 0 15 0
1988/89 9 0 3 0 1 0 13 0
1989/90 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
1990/91 22 0 2 0 2 0 26 0
1991/92 6 0 0 0 5 0 11 0
1992 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League - 5 0 9 0 14 0
1993 28 0 3 0 8 0 39 0
1994 39 0 2 0 2 0 43 0
1995 36 0 3 0 - 39 0
1996 30 0 5 0 15 0 50 0
1997 11 0 2 0 6 0 19 0
1998 33 0 2 0 4 0 39 0
1999 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2000 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 16 0 3 0 2 0 21 0
Country Japan 276 0 39 0 58 0 373 0
Total 276 0 39 0 58 0 373 0

National team statistics[edit]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 5 0
1995 2 0
Total 7 0

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