Daishiro Yoshimura (吉村 大志郎, Yoshimura Daishirō, August 16, 1947 – November 1, 2003) (former name; Nelson Yoshimura, ネルソン 吉村) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team, having naturalized in 1970.
|Full name||Daishiro Yoshimura|
|Date of birth||August 16, 1947|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Date of death||November 1, 2003(aged 56)|
|Place of death||Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Yoshimura was born in São Paulo, Brazil on August 16, 1947. He moved to Japan and joined Yanmar Diesel in 1967. He played with Kunishige Kamamoto and so on and leads the team to the greatest era in Yanmar Diesel history. The club won Japan Soccer League champions 4 times and Emperor's Cup 3 times. He retired in 1980. He played 189 games and scored 30 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven 4 times.
National team careerEdit
On August 2, 1970, Yoshimura debuted for Japan national team against South Korea. He was selected Japan for 1974 Asian Games. He also played at 1972 Summer Olympics qualification, 1974 World Cup qualification and 1976 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 46 games and scored 7 goals for Japan until 1976.
After retirement, Yoshimura became a coach for Yanmar Diesel in 1981. In 1990, he was promoted to a manager. He managed until 1993.
|1967||Yanmar Diesel||JSL Division 1||7||1|
National team statisticsEdit
|Japan national team|
- Daishiro Yoshimura at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Japan Football Hall of Fame at Japan Football Association
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