Yoshiteru Yamashita

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Yoshiteru Yamashita
山下 芳輝
Personal information
Full name Yoshiteru Yamashita
Date of birth (1977-11-21) November 21, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1993–1995 Higashi Fukuoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Avispa Fukuoka 118 (27)
2002–2003 Vegalta Sendai 59 (14)
2004–2006 Kashiwa Reysol 27 (1)
2005Omiya Ardija (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Tochigi SC 28 (6)
2008–2010 FC Ryukyu 93 (19)
Total 330 (67)
National team
1997 Japan U-20 2 (0)
2001–2003 Japan 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshiteru Yamashita (山下 芳輝, Yamashita Yoshiteru, born November 21, 1977) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yamashita was born in Fukuoka on November 21, 1977. After graduating from Higashi Fukuoka High School in 1996, he joined J1 League side Avispa Fukuoka. He made his professional debut on March 16, 1996. He scored his first professional goal on April 27, 1996 against Kyoto Purple Sanga. He played many matches from first season. However the club relegated to J2 League in 2001 and he moved to Vegalta Sendai. However the club relegated to J2 in 2003 again and he moved to Kashiwa Reysol in 2004. However his opportunity to play decreased. He also played in Omiya Ardija on loan in 2005. He moved to Japan Football League club Tochigi SC in 2007 and FC Ryukyu in 2008. He retired end of 2010 season.

National team career[edit]

In June 1997, Yamashita was selected Japan U-20 national team for 1997 World Youth Championship. He played in 2 matches.[1]

In 2001, Yamashita was selected Japan national team for 2001 Confederations Cup. He made his international debut in the tournament on June 4, 2001 against Brazil at Kashima Soccer Stadium. At this tournament, Japan won the 2nd place. He earned 3 caps between 2001 and 2003 and scored no goals for Japan.[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
1996 Avispa Fukuoka J1 League 19 2 2 2 6 2 27 6
1997 13 3 3 0 6 0 22 3
1998 32 7 1 0 3 0 36 7
1999 25 6 2 1 1 0 28 7
2000 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3
2001 21 6 1 0 3 1 25 7
2002 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 30 10 1 0 0 0 31 10
2003 29 4 1 1 4 1 34 6
2004 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 13 0 0 0 3 0 16 0
2005 9 1 0 0 2 0 11 1
2005 Omiya Ardija J1 League 5 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
2006 Kashiwa Reysol J2 League 5 0 0 0 - 5 0
2007 Tochigi SC Football League 28 6 2 0 - 30 6
2008 FC Ryukyu Football League 31 6 - - 31 6
2009 30 9 - - 30 9
2010 32 4 0 0 - 32 4
Total 330 67 14 4 30 4 374 75

National team statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 2 0
2002 0 0
2003 1 0
Total 3 0

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

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