Daishiro Yoshimura

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.

Daishiro Yoshimura
吉村 大志郎
Personal information
Full name Daishiro Yoshimura
Date of birth (1947-08-16)August 16, 1947
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death November 1, 2003(2003-11-01) (aged 56)
Place of death Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1980 Yanmar Diesel 189 (30)
Total 189 (30)
National team
1970–1976 Japan 46 (7)
Teams managed
1990–1993 Yanmar Diesel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

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.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Yoshimura became a coach for Yanmar Diesel in 1981. In 1990, he was promoted to a manager. He managed until 1993.

On November 1, 2003, Yoshimura died of intracranial hemorrhage in Amagasaki at the age of 56. In 2010, he was selected to the Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1967 Yanmar Diesel JSL Division 1 7 1
1968 14 3
1969 14 3
1970 14 1
1971 14 8
1972 14 5
1973 18 1
1974 18 1
1975 18 2
1976 17 2
1977 15 2
1978 15 1
1979 11 0
1980 0 0
Total 189 30

National team statisticsEdit

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1970 4 1
1971 6 2
1972 8 1
1973 3 0
1974 7 2
1975 6 1
1976 12 0
Total 46 7

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