Yasuharu Sorimachi

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Yasuharu Sorimachi
反町 康治
Personal information
Full name Yasuharu Sorimachi
Date of birth (1964-03-08) March 8, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1981 Shimizu Higashi High School
1983–1986 Keio University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Yokohama Flügels
1994–1997 Bellmare Hiratsuka 82 (8)
Total 82+ (8+)
National team
1990–1991 Japan 4 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2005 Albirex Niigata
2006–2007 Japan (assistant)
2006–2008 Japan U-23
2009–2011 Shonan Bellmare
2012– Matsumoto Yamaga FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasuharu Sorimachi (反町 康治, Sorimachi Yasuharu, born March 8, 1964) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He currently manages Matsumoto Yamaga FC.

Club career[edit]

Sorimachi was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School and Keio University. At the high school, he won the national high school championship with his teammates Shigeo Sawairi and Tatsuya Mochizuki.

Sorimachi began his senior career with Japan Soccer League side All Nippon Airways in 1987. He helped All Nippon Airways gain promotion to the top flight in 1988. When Japan's first-ever professional league J1 League started in 1992, All Nippon Airways was transformed to Yokohama Flügels for whom he continued to play. While at Flügels, he won the Emperor's Cup in 1993. He moved to Bellmare Hiratsuka (later Shonan Bellmare) in 1994. He helped the club to win the Emperor's Cup in 1994, and the Asian Cup Winners' Cup in 1995.

National team career[edit]

Sorimachi was capped 4 times for the Japanese national team between 1990 and 1991. His first international appearance came on July 27, 1990 in a friendly against South Korea. He also played at 1990 Asian Games.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, in 2001, Sorimachi signed with J2 League club Albirex Niigata and became a manager. In 2003, the club won the champions and was promoted to J1 League. He resigned end of 2005 season. In July 2006, he became a manager for Japan U-23 national team. He also served as assistant coach for Japan football team under manager Ivica Osim and Takeshi Okada until July 2007. At 2008 Summer Olympics Qualifiers, he led U-23 Japan to won qualify for 2008 Summer Olympics. However at 2008 Summer Olympics, Japan lost all 3 matches. In 2009, he signed with his former club Shonan Bellmare and managed until 2011. In 2012, he moved to Matsumoto Yamaga FC.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1987/88 All Nippon Airways JSL Division 2
1988/89 JSL Division 1 17 3 17 3
1989/90 20 3 2 0 22 3
1990/91 22 3 4 0 26 3
1991/92 21 1 1 0 22 1
1992 Yokohama Flügels J1 League - 5 0 5 0
1993 26 1 3 1 6 2 35 4
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 25 0 2 0 1 0 28 0
1995 21 3 2 0 23 3
1996 14 1 1 0 1 0 16 1
1997 22 4 1 1 1 0 24 5
Total 188 23 9 2 21 2 218 27

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1990 2 0
1991 2 0
Total 4 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

Update; December 31, 2018[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Albirex Niigata 2001 2005 196 97 40 59 049.49
Shonan Bellmare 2009 2011 123 44 28 51 035.77
Matsumoto Yamaga FC 2012 present 286 129 76 81 045.10
Total 605 270 144 191 044.63

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