Yasuharu Sorimachi

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Yasuharu Sorimachi
Personal information
Full name Yasuharu Sorimachi
Date of birth (1964-03-08) March 8, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Matsumoto Yamaga (manager)
Youth career
1979–1981 Shimizu Higashi High School
1983–1986 Keio University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1993 Yokohama Flügels 106 (11)
1994–1997 Bellmare Hiratsuka 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

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


Yasuharu Sorimachi (反町 康治 Yasuharu Sorimachi?, born March 8, 1964 in Saitama, Saitama, Japan) is a football manager and former footballer who currently manages Japanese club Matsumoto Yamaga.[1]

A midfielder, He played for Japan national football team 4 times between 1990 and 1991. At club level, he scored 23 goals from 188 appearances in the domestic leagues. He subsequently became a manager and has worked for Albirex Niigata, Shonan Bellmare and Japan national under-23 football team.

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 ANA Soccer Club in 1987. He helped ANA gain promotion to the top flight in 1988. When Japan's first-ever professional league J. League started in 1993, ANA 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 (now Shonan Bellmare) in 1994. He helped the club to win the Emperor's Cup in 1994, and the Asian Cup Winners Cup in 1996.

He was capped 4 times for the Japanese national team between 1990 and 1991. His first international appearance came on 27 July 1990 in a friendly against South Korea.[2]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1987-88 ANA/
Yokohama Flügels
JSL Div.2
1988-89 JSL Div.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 J.League 1 5 0 5 0
1993 26 1 3 1 6 2 35 4
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka 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

International career statistics[edit]

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

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 2 December 2014.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Albirex Niigata January 2001 December 2005 196 97 40 59 49.49
Japan U-23 July 2006 August 2008
Shonan Bellmare January 2009 December 2011 123 44 28 51 35.77
Matsumoto Yamaga January 2012 Present 126 58 34 34 46.03
Total 445 199 102 144 44.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "反町康治氏監督就任のお知らせ". Matsumoto Yamaga. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Yasuharu Sorimachi at National-Football-Teams.com

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