Takafumi Hori

Takafumi Hori (堀 孝史, Hori Takafumi, born September 10, 1967) is a former Japanese football player and manager. His brother Naoto Hori is also a footballer.

Takafumi Hori
堀 孝史
Personal information
Full name Takafumi Hori
Date of birth (1967-09-10) September 10, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1985 Kamakura High School
1986–1989 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Toshiba 41 (9)
1992–1998 Urawa Reds 158 (11)
1999–2001 Shonan Bellmare 95 (7)
Total 294 (27)
Teams managed
2011 Urawa Reds
2017–2018 Urawa Reds
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Hori was born in Atsugi on September 10, 1967. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Toshiba in 1990. He became a regular player as offensive midfielder from first season. He moved to Urawa Reds in 1992. Although he played many matches as defensive midfielder, he was converted to defensive midfielder by new manager Holger Osieck in 1995. He lost opportunity to play in 1998 and he moved to Bellmare Hiratsuka (later Shonan Bellmare) in 1999. He played many matches and supported the club with many young players due to financial strain end of 1998 season. He retired end of 2001 season.

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Hori started a coaching career at Shonan Bellmare in 2002. He moved to Urawa Reds in 2005. He mainly managed youth team. Top team performance was bad in 2011, and manager Željko Petrović was sacked and Hori named a new manager in October. He managed 5 matches and remained the club stayed J1 League. From 2012, he became a coach under new manager Mihailo Petrović. In July 2017, Petrović was sacked and Hori became a manager again. The club won the champions 2017 AFC Champions League for the first time in 10 years. He was also selected AFC Coach of the Year in 2017.[1] However the club performance was bad in 2018 season, he was sacked in April.[2]

Club statisticsEdit

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
1990/91 Toshiba JSL Division 1 22 7 3 1 2 0 27 8
1991/92 19 2 3 0 2 0 24 2
1992 Urawa Reds J1 League - 4 0 7 2 11 2
1993 27 0 2 0 5 0 34 0
1994 41 1 0 0 2 0 43 1
1995 31 2 3 0 - 34 2
1996 26 4 4 2 10 0 40 6
1997 29 3 0 0 8 2 37 5
1998 4 1 0 0 4 0 8 1
1999 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 30 3 1 0 2 0 33 3
2000 Shonan Bellmare J2 League 32 3 3 0 0 0 35 3
2001 33 1 1 0 2 0 36 1
Total 294 27 24 3 44 4 362 34

Managerial statisticsEdit

[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Urawa Reds 2011 2011 5 2 1 2 040.00
Urawa Reds 2017 2018 19 5 7 7 026.32
Total 24 7 8 9 029.17

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ afc.com
  2. ^ Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  3. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

External linksEdit