Yahiro Kazama

Yahiro Kazama
Personal information
Full name Yahiro Kazama
Date of birth (1961-10-16) October 16, 1961
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1979 Shimizu Commercial High School
1980–1983 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Bayer Leverkusen II
1985–1988 Remscheid
1988–1989 Eintracht Braunschweig 15 (0)
1989–1995 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 166 (13)
1996–1997 Remscheid
National team
1979 Japan U-20 3 (0)
1980–1983 Japan 19 (0)
Teams managed
1997–2004 Toin University of Yokohama
2008–2012 University of Tsukuba
2012–2016 Kawasaki Frontale

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yahiro Kazama (風間 八宏 Kazama Yahiro, born October 16, 1961) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He is the first Japanese player to score in J1 League.[1]


Kazama played for several clubs in Germany, including BVL 08 Remscheid and Eintracht Braunschweig.[2]

On April 23, 2012, Kawasaki Frontale announce appointment of their new manager Kazama. The former Sanfrecce Hiroshima and national team player begins his first professional managerial stint two weeks after the firing of former boss Naoki Soma for poor results.[1]

He has two sons of professional footballer. His eldest son Koki is currently playing in Giravanz Kitakyushu, and his second son Koya is playing in Oita Trinita.

Club statistics

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
1989–90MazdaJSL Division 227310283
1991–92JSL Division 115040190
1992Sanfrecce HiroshimaJ1 League-106070
Country Japan 166139015019013
Total 166139015019013

National team statistics


Japan national team

Managerial statistics

Update; December 31, 2015[4]

Team From To Record
Kawasaki Frontale 2012 Present 129 62 26 41 48.06
Total 129 62 26 41 48.06


  1. 1 2 "Kawasaki Frontale announce appointment of new manager Yahiro Kazama". Goal.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  2. "Yahiro Kazama" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. "KAZAMA Yahiro". Japan National Football Team Database. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  4. J.League Data Site(Japanese)
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