Yuji Sakakura

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Yuji Sakakura
Personal information
Full name Yuji Sakakura
Date of birth (1967-06-07) June 7, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1983–1985 Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School
1986–1989 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Furukawa Electric/JEF United Ichihara 65 (1)
1995 Nagoya Grampus Eight 18 (0)
1996–1997 Brummell Sendai 52 (0)
1998 Mind House TC
National team
1990–1991 Japan 6 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Yokohama FC (caretaker)
2014– Tochigi SC

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Yuji Sakakura (阪倉 裕二 Yūji Sakakura?, born June 7, 1967 in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan) is a retired Japanese football player. He was a defender.

Career[edit]

He 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 S.C. (current JEF United Ichihara Chiba). He moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1995, then Japan Football League side Brummell Sendai (current Vegalta Sendai) in 1996. He finished his playing career in 1998 at his home town club Mind House TC, a Tokai Regional League side, after playing for them for one season.

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

He 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 F.C.'s U-18 team from 2005 to 2007. He is now a coach at Tochigi S.C.. (As of June 2008)

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
1990/91 Furukawa Electric JSL Div.1 20 0 5 0 25 0
1991/92 12 1 1 0 13 1
1992 JEF United Ichihara J.League 1 - 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 J.League 1 18 0 0 0 - 18 0
1996 Brummell Sendai JFL 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

International career statistics[edit]

[1]

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

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 27 November 2014.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Tochigi SC January 2014 Present 42 15 10 17 35.71
Total 42 15 10 17 35.71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuji Sakakura at National-Football-Teams.com