Yuji Sakakura

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Yuji Sakakura
阪倉 裕二
Personal information
Full name Yuji Sakakura
Date of birth (1967-06-07) June 7, 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1986–1989 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 JEF United Ichihara 65 (1)
1995 Nagoya Grampus Eight 18 (0)
1996–1997 Brummell Sendai 52 (0)
1998 Mind House TC
Total 135 (1)
National team
1990–1991 Japan 6 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Yokohama FC
2014–2015 Tochigi SC
2018– AC Nagano Parceiro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yuji Sakakura (阪倉 裕二, Sakakura Yūji, born June 7, 1967) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Sakakura was educated at and played for Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School and Juntendo University. After finishing the university, he joined Japan Soccer League side Furuawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara). He moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1995, then Japan Football League side Brummell Sendai in 1996. He finished his playing career in 1998 at his home town club Mind House TC, a Regional Leagues side, after playing for them for one season.

National team career[edit]

Sakakura was capped 6 times without scoring for the Japanese national team between 1990 and 1991.[1] His first full international cap came on July 27, 1990 in a Dynasty Cup match against South Korea in Beijing. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 Asian Cup but did not play in the tournament.

Coaching career[edit]

Sakakura was a coach at Yokohama FC between 1999 and 2004. He briefly served as caretaker manager at the club after Yoshikazu Nagai was sacked in 2001. He coached Kyoto Sanga FC's U-18 team from 2005 to 2007. He moved to Tochigi SC and became a coach. In 2014, he became a manager and managed until July 2015. He signed with Shimizu S-Pulse in 2016 and coached until 2017. He moved to AC Nagano Parceiro in 2018 and became a coach. In June, he became a manager as Tetsuya Asano successor.

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
1990/91 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 20 0 5 0 25 0
1991/92 12 1 1 0 13 1
1992 JEF United Ichihara J1 League - 9 0 9 0
1993 25 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1994 8 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
1995 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 18 0 0 0 - 18 0
1996 Brummell Sendai Football League 26 0 3 0 - 29 0
1997 26 0 2 0 5 0 33 0
Country Japan 135 1 5 0 22 0 162 1
Total 135 1 5 0 22 0 162 1

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1990 5 0
1991 1 0
Total 6 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Yokohama FC 2001 2001 1 0 0 1 000.00
Tochigi SC 2014 2015 66 20 18 28 030.30
Total 67 20 18 29 029.85

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

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