|Full name||Takumi Horiike|
|Date of birth||September 6, 1965|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1981–1983||Shimizu Higashi High School|
|1998–1999||→Cerezo Osaka (loan)||23||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Horiike was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School. He won the national high school championship with his teammates including Katsumi Oenoki and Kenta Hasegawa. He continued his study and football at Juntendo University.
When Japan's first-ever professional league J1 League started, Shimizu S-Pulse was founded in his local city. He joined the club in 1992 and re-united with his high school teammates Oenoki and Hasegawa. His position was a right full back. After the end of the inaugural season, he was chosen as a member of the Best Eleven in 1993.
He was transferred to Cerezo Osaka in 1998 and came back to Shimizu briefly in 1999 before hanging up his boots.
National team career
Horiike was capped 58 times and scored 2 goals for the Japanese national team between 1986 and 1995. He made his international debut on 1 August 1986 in a friendly against Malaysia while he was still a university student. He was mainly a right full back for the national team. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 Asian Cup and he played 4 matches in the competition. Under national coach Hans Ooft, Japan progressed to the Final round at 1994 World Cup qualification. Horiike was on the pitch when Japan's hope to play in the finals was dashed by an injury-time Iraqi equaliser in the last qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.
He is currently working as a soccer commentator on television.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1988/89||Yomiuri||JSL Division 1||18||0||3||0||3||0||24||0|
|1992||Shimizu S-Pulse||J1 League||-||3||1||11||1||14||2|
|1998||Cerezo Osaka||J1 League||14||0||1||1||0||0||15||1|
|1999||Shimizu S-Pulse||J1 League||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
Honors and awards
- J.League Best Eleven: 1993
- 1992 Asian Cup (Champions)
- Takumi Horiike – FIFA competition record (archive)
- Takumi Horiike at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Takumi Horiike at J.League (in Japanese)
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