Yukio Shimomura

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Yukio Shimomura
下村 幸男
Personal information
Full name Yukio Shimomura
Date of birth (1932-01-25) January 25, 1932 (age 87)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1961 Toyo Industries
National team
1955 Japan 1 (0)
Teams managed
1964–1970 Toyo Industries
1972–1974 Towa Real Estate
1979–1980 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yukio Shimomura (下村 幸男, Shimomura Yukio, born January 25, 1932) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He also managed Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Shimomura was born in Hiroshima on January 25, 1932. After graduating from high school, he joined his local club Toyo Industries in 1950. The club won the 2nd place at 1954 and 1957 Emperor's Cup. At 1954 Emperor's Cup, it was first Emperor's Cup finalist as a works team. He retired in 1961.

National team career[edit]

On October 9, 1955, Shimomura debuted for Japan national team against Burma.[1] In 1956, he was elected Japan for 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. But did not compete, as he was the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Yoshio Furukawa.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Shimomura became a manager for Toyo Industries in 1964. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. In 1965 season, the club won first champions in the league. He led the club through their first golden era as five-time champions of the league (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1970). He led the club to win the 1965, 1967 and 1969 Emperor's Cup. He resigned in 1970. In 1972, he signed with Towa Real Estate was promoted to new league Japan Soccer League Division 2 from 1972. He managed the club for three season until 1974. In 1979, he was named manager for the Japan national team as successor to Hiroshi Ninomiya. However, at 1980 Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, following Japan's failure to qualify for 1980 Summer Olympics, he resigned.

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1955 1 0
Total 1 0


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