Hiroyuki Usui

Hiroyuki Usui (碓井 博行, Usui Hiroyuki, born August 4, 1953) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. His son Kempei Usui is also a footballer.

Hiroyuki Usui
碓井 博行
Personal information
Full name Hiroyuki Usui
Date of birth (1953-08-04) August 4, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1969–1971 Fujieda Higashi High School
1972–1975 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1988 Hitachi
National team
1974–1984 Japan 38 (15)
Teams managed
1989–1992 Hitachi
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Usui was born in Fujieda on August 4, 1953. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Hitachi in 1976. The club won 1976 JSL Cup. He became a top scorer and was selected Best Eleven in 1980 and 1982. He retired in 1988. He played 200 games and scored 85 goals in the Division 1.

National team careerEdit

On February 12, 1974, Usui debuted for Japan national team against Singapore. In 1977, he was selected Japan for 1978 World Cup qualification. He also played at 1978 Asian Games. Although he was not selected Japan after 1980 Summer Olympics qualification, he was selected in 1984 and played at 1984 Summer Olympics qualification. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 38 games and scored 15 goals for Japan until 1984.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Usui became a manager for Hitachi in 1989. Although the club finished at the bottom place in 1989–90 season and was relegated to Division 2, the club won the champions in Division 2 in 1990–91 season and was promoted to Division 1. He resigned in 1992.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1976 Hitachi JSL Division 1 18 13
1977 18 8
1978 14 7
1979 18 11
1980 18 14
1981 18 8
1982 18 13
1983 17 3
1984 17 1
1985/86 22 5
1986/87 22 2
1987/88 JSL Division 2
Total 200 85

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 2 0
1975 0 0
1976 1 0
1977 4 0
1978 14 7
1979 9 3
1980 5 3
1981 0 0
1982 0 0
1983 0 0
1984 3 2
Total 38 15

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