Kazushi Kimura

Kazushi Kimura (木村 和司, Kimura Kazushi, born July 19, 1958) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Kazushi Kimura
木村 和司
Personal information
Full name Kazushi Kimura
Date of birth (1958-07-19) July 19, 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1976 Hiroshima Technical High School
1977–1980 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1994 Nissan Motors / Yokohama Marinos 233 (51)
Total 233 (51)
National team
1979–1986 Japan 54 (26)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Yokohama F. Marinos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Kimura was born in Hiroshima on July 19, 1958. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Nissan Motors (later Yokohama Marinos) in 1981. From 1982, he wore the number 10 shirt. He was selected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards in 1983 and 1984. The club also won 1983 and 1985 Emperor's Cup. From 1988 to 1990, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup for 2 years in a row. He was also selected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards again 1989. In 1990s, the club won 1990 JSL Cup, 1991 and 1992 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won 1991–92 and 1992–93 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. He was a central player in golden era in club history. He retired in 1994. He played 251 games and scored 51 goals in the league. He was selected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards 3times and Best Eleven 5 times.

National team careerEdit

On May 31, 1979, when Kimura was a Meiji University student, he debuted for Japan national team against Indonesia. He played at 1980 Summer Olympics qualification and 1982 World Cup qualification. From 1982, he played in all matches of Japan national team included 1982, 1986 Asian Games, 1984 Summer Olympics qualification and 1986 World Cup qualification. In 1985, he scored goals in six consecutive games. This is a record of continuous score in Japan national team. He played 54 games and scored 26 goals for Japan until 1986.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Kimura became a manager for Yokohama F. Marinos in 2010. In 2011, although the club compete for the champions till half way, the club stalled in the late stages and finished 5th place. He was sacked end of 2011 season.

Club statisticsEdit

[2]

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
1981 Nissan Motors JSL Division 2 18 6 2 0 2 2 22 8
1982 JSL Division 1 18 0 2 2 0 0 20 2
1983 18 5 5 2 4 6 27 13
1984 17 8 4 2 0 0 21 10
1985/86 21 6 4 3 4 3 29 12
1986/87 20 2 4 1 5 1 29 4
1987/88 14 1 3 1 1 0 18 2
1988/89 22 8 5 1 5 4 32 13
1989/90 22 8 5 0 4 1 31 5
1990/91 10 3 4 2 4 2 18 7
1991/92 22 3 5 1 3 1 30 5
1992 Yokohama Marinos J1 League - 4 3 9 0 13 3
1993 21 1 0 0 2 0 23 1
1994 10 0 4 1 3 0 17 1
Total 251 51 51 22 46 20 348 93

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1979 3 0
1980 9 4
1981 1 0
1982 8 1
1983 10 8
1984 7 4
1985 10 7
1986 6 2
Total 54 26

Managerial statisticsEdit

[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Yokohama F. Marinos 2010 2011 68 31 14 23 045.59
Total 68 31 14 23 045.59

Honours and awardsEdit

TeamEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Kazushi Kimura at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

External linksEdit