Yahiro Kazama

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Yahiro Kazama
Personal information
Full name Yahiro Kazama
Date of birth (1961-10-16) October 16, 1961 (age 54)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1979 Shimizu Commercial High School
1980–1983 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Bayer 04 Leverkusen II
1985–1988 BVL 08 Remscheid
1988–1989 Eintracht Braunschweig 15 (0)
1989–1995 Mazda / Sanfrecce Hiroshima
1996–1997 FC Remscheid
National team
1979 Japan U20 3 (0)
1980–1983[1] Japan 19 (0)
Teams managed
1997–2004 Toin University of Yokohama
2008–2012 University of Tsukuba
2012– Kawasaki Frontale

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Yahiro Kazama (born October 16, 1961 in Shizuoka, Japan) is a Japanese football manager and former player. He is the first Japanese player to score in J. League.[2]

Kazama played for several clubs in Germany, including BVL 08 Remscheid and Eintracht Braunschweig.[3]

On April 23, 2012, Kawasaki Frontale announce appointment of their new manager Kazama. The former Sanfrecce and national team player begins his first professional managerial stint two weeks after the firing of former boss Naoki Soma for poor results.[2]

He has two sons of professional footballer. His eldest son Koki is currently playing in Giravanz Kitakyushu, and his second son Koya is playing in Oita Trinita.


Club career 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
1989–90 Mazda JSL Division 2 27 3 1 0 28 3
1990–91 21 4 3 0 24 4
1991–92 JSL Division 1 15 0 4 0 19 0
1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J. League 1 - 1 0 6 0 7 0
1993 35 6 4 0 0 0 39 6
1994 43 0 3 0 1 0 47 0
1995 25 0 1 0 - 26 0
Country Japan 166 13 9 0 15 0 190 13
Total 166 13 9 0 15 0 190 13

International career statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1980 4 0
1981 8 0
1982 4 0
1983 3 0
Total 19 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KAZAMA Yahiro". Japan National Football Team Database. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kawasaki Frontale announce appointment of new manager Yahiro Kazama". Goal.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yahiro Kazama" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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