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Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (川口 能活, Kawaguchi Yoshikatsu, born 15 August 1975), sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a former Japanese professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team.

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
Kawaguchi with Júbilo Iwata in 2010
Personal information
Full name Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
Date of birth (1975-08-15)15 August 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1991–1993 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Yokohama F. Marinos 193 (0)
2001–2003 Portsmouth 12 (0)
2003–2005 Nordsjælland 8 (0)
2005–2013 Júbilo Iwata 228 (0)
2014–2015 FC Gifu 43 (0)
2016–2018 SC Sagamihara 43 (0)
Total 527 (0)
National team
1995–1996 Japan U23 10 (0)
1997–2010 Japan 116 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Contents

Early career

Born in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, Kawaguchi studied at Shimizu Commercial High School and was a member of the football team there. After finishing high school, he joined the professional football team Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos).

Portsmouth

Following impressive performances for both club and country, he moved to English club Portsmouth, signing for a club record £1.8m. However, he struggled to adapt to life in the English Football League, and struggled with the physical side of the First Division, notably in a 3–1 away defeat to Grimsby Town. Kawaguchi lost his place to veteran Dave Beasant after being held responsible for Portsmouth's 4–1 home defeat to underdogs Leyton Orient in the FA Cup. Despite his poor performances for Pompey he remained something of a cult hero with the fans, on account of his cheerful demeanour, and his insistence that he would work hard to regain his place. After a season of playing reserve team football, he made his final appearance for Portsmouth in the final game of the 2002–03 Football League First Division championship winning season, coming on at half time to a standing ovation in the 5–0 win against Bradford City.

Nordsjælland

Despite this brief reappearance, he realised that his future lay elsewhere, and moved on to Nordsjælland of the Danish league.

Júbilo Iwata

Prior to the 2005 Japanese football season, Kawaguchi returned to his home country when he signed with then-perennial title-contenders Júbilo Iwata.

Early career (1996–2001)

Kawaguchi was called up to the Japanese national team and played in the Atlanta Olympic games. He kept a clean sheet against Brazil in the first game. He played in Japan's first ever World Cup game in 1998 in a 1–0 defeat to Argentina, and throughout the tournament, his stellar performance prevented Japan from being scored more than one, with all three Japanese defeats were just one-goal margin. In 2001, Kawaguchi was Japan's first-choice goalkeeper as the team finished runner-up in the Confederations Cup.

Captain (2004–2006)

Kawaguchi is a noted penalty stopper, making two saves in the shootout against Jordan in the 2004 Asian Cup quarter-final and also saving from Croatia's Darijo Srna in the 2006 World Cup. During the 2007 Asian Cup he was instrumental in Japan's quarter-final win against Australia making two saves from Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill in the penalty shootout, thus making him the Man of the Match.

In August 2006, it was revealed that he would wear the captain's armband, as new Japan manager Ivica Osim believed that former captain Tsuneyasu Miyamoto was not getting enough playing time at his domestic club, Gamba Osaka.

Marginal role (2008–2010)

Kawaguchi is his country's most-capped goalkeeper and overall third most-capped player with 116 caps for Japan, six behind second-placed Masami Ihara with 122 caps, but an injury in 2008 had since sidelined him from action. Long-time rival Seigo Narazaki had since been playing as first-choice keeper for Japan.

A broken leg sustained in a J1 League clash against Kyoto Sanga FC appeared to have sidelined him for the rest of the season thus ruling him out of the 2010 World Cup. However, after making a full and quick recovery Japanese head coach Takeshi Okada decided to include him in the final squad announced on 10 May 2010. Kawaguchi was one of two Japanese players (the other being Seigo Narazaki) to be named for their national team's 4th consecutive World Cup. Despite his period of inactivity and having fallen to third in the pecking order, Okada selected him in the hope that his leadership and experience would aid the team's progress. Kawaguchi was appointed captain of the national team during team training on 21 May 2010.

Kawaguchi was not picked to play for the national team under coach Alberto Zaccheroni, and with youngster Eiji Kawashima impressing in Japan's 2011 Asian Cup success, the Fuji-shi born custodian's international career was effectively over.

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 1994 J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 J1 League 41 0 2 0 43 0
1996 J1 League 15 0 0 0 13 0 28 0
1997 J1 League 22 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
1998 J1 League 34 0 1 0 0 0 35 0
1999 J1 League 28 0 2 0 6 0 36 0
2000 J1 League 28 0 3 0 5 0 36 0
2001 J1 League 25 0 0 0 7 0 32 0
Total 193 0 10 0 31 0 0 0 234 0
Portsmouth 2001–02 First Division 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2002–03 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 Premier League 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Júbilo Iwata 2005 J1 League 29 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 34 0
2006 J1 League 34 0 1 0 3 0 38 0
2007 J1 League 32 0 1 0 3 0 36 0
2008 J1 League 33 0 0 0 1 0 34 0
2009 J1 League 26 0 0 0 4 0 30 0
2010 J1 League 17 0 1 0 4 0 22 0
2011 J1 League 34 0 1 0 3 0 38 0
2012 J1 League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013 J1 League 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
Total 228 0 9 0 20 0 1 0 258 0
FC Gifu 2014 J2 League 37 0 0 0 37 0
2015 J2 League 6 0 0 0 6 0
Total 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
SC Sagamihara 2016 J3 League 19 0 0 0 19 0
2017 J3 League 18 0 18 0
2018 J3 League 6 0 6 0
Total 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
Career total 519 0 20 0 51 0 1 0 591 0
  1. Includes Emperor's Cup, FA Cup, Danish Cup
  2. Includes J.League Cup, EFL Cup, Danish League Cup
  3. Yokohama Marinos became Yokohama F. Marinos in 1999.

International

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 1997 21 0
1998 9 0
1999 3 0
2000 8 0
2001 9 0
2002 2 0
2003 2 0
2004 11 0
2005 14 0
2006 19 0
2007 12 0
2008 6 0
Total 116 0

Yokohama F. Marinos

Portsmouth

Japan

Individual

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Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi news newspapers books scholar JSTOR June 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 川口 能活 Kawaguchi Yoshikatsu born 15 August 1975 sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi is a former Japanese professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper 1 He is a former captain of the Japan national team Yoshikatsu KawaguchiKawaguchi with Jubilo Iwata in 2010Personal informationFull nameYoshikatsu KawaguchiDate of birth 1975 08 15 15 August 1975 age 46 Place of birthFuji Shizuoka JapanHeight1 80 m 5 ft 11 in Position s GoalkeeperYouth career1991 1993Shimizu Commercial High SchoolSenior career YearsTeamApps Gls 1994 2001Yokohama F Marinos193 0 2001 2003Portsmouth12 0 2003 2005Nordsjaelland8 0 2005 2013Jubilo Iwata228 0 2014 2015FC Gifu43 0 2016 2018SC Sagamihara43 0 Total527 0 National team1995 1996Japan U2310 0 1997 2010Japan116 0 Honours Yokohama F MarinosWinner J1 League 1995Runner up J1 League 2000Winner J League Cup 2001Jubilo IwataWinner J League Cup 2010Representing JapanFIFA Confederations Cup2001 Korea JapanAFC Asian Cup2000 Lebanon2004 China Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only Contents 1 Career 1 1 Early career 1 2 Portsmouth 1 3 Nordsjaelland 1 4 Jubilo Iwata 2 International career 2 1 Early career 1996 2001 2 2 Captain 2004 2006 2 3 Marginal role 2008 2010 3 Career statistics 3 1 Club 3 2 International 4 Honours 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksCareer EditEarly career Edit Born in Fuji Shizuoka Prefecture Kawaguchi studied at Shimizu Commercial High School and was a member of the football team there After finishing high school he joined the professional football team Yokohama Marinos later Yokohama F Marinos Portsmouth Edit Following impressive performances for both club and country he moved to English club Portsmouth 2 signing for a club record 1 8m 3 However he struggled to adapt to life in the English Football League and struggled with the physical side of the First Division notably in a 3 1 away defeat to Grimsby Town Kawaguchi lost his place to veteran Dave Beasant after being held responsible for Portsmouth s 4 1 home defeat to underdogs Leyton Orient in the FA Cup Despite his poor performances for Pompey he remained something of a cult hero with the fans on account of his cheerful demeanour and his insistence that he would work hard to regain his place After a season of playing reserve team football he made his final appearance for Portsmouth in the final game of the 2002 03 Football League First Division championship winning season coming on at half time to a standing ovation in the 5 0 win against Bradford City Nordsjaelland Edit Despite this brief reappearance he realised that his future lay elsewhere and moved on to Nordsjaelland of the Danish league Jubilo Iwata Edit Prior to the 2005 Japanese football season Kawaguchi returned to his home country when he signed with then perennial title contenders Jubilo Iwata 4 International career EditEarly career 1996 2001 Edit Kawaguchi was called up to the Japanese national team and played in the Atlanta Olympic games He kept a clean sheet against Brazil in the first game He played in Japan s first ever World Cup game in 1998 in a 1 0 defeat to Argentina and throughout the tournament his stellar performance prevented Japan from being scored more than one with all three Japanese defeats were just one goal margin In 2001 Kawaguchi was Japan s first choice goalkeeper as the team finished runner up in the Confederations Cup Captain 2004 2006 Edit Kawaguchi is a noted penalty stopper making two saves in the shootout against Jordan in the 2004 Asian Cup quarter final and also saving from Croatia s Darijo Srna in the 2006 World Cup During the 2007 Asian Cup he was instrumental in Japan s quarter final win against Australia making two saves from Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill in the penalty shootout thus making him the Man of the Match In August 2006 it was revealed that he would wear the captain s armband as new Japan manager Ivica Osim believed that former captain Tsuneyasu Miyamoto was not getting enough playing time at his domestic club Gamba Osaka Marginal role 2008 2010 Edit Kawaguchi is his country s most capped goalkeeper and overall third most capped player with 116 caps for Japan six behind second placed Masami Ihara with 122 caps but an injury in 2008 had since sidelined him from action 5 Long time rival Seigo Narazaki had since been playing as first choice keeper for Japan A broken leg sustained in a J1 League clash against Kyoto Sanga FC appeared to have sidelined him for the rest of the season thus ruling him out of the 2010 World Cup However after making a full and quick recovery Japanese head coach Takeshi Okada decided to include him in the final squad announced on 10 May 2010 Kawaguchi was one of two Japanese players the other being Seigo Narazaki to be named for their national team s 4th consecutive World Cup Despite his period of inactivity and having fallen to third in the pecking order Okada selected him in the hope that his leadership and experience would aid the team s progress Kawaguchi was appointed captain of the national team during team training on 21 May 2010 6 Kawaguchi was not picked to play for the national team under coach Alberto Zaccheroni and with youngster Eiji Kawashima impressing in Japan s 2011 Asian Cup success the Fuji shi born custodian s international career was effectively over Career statistics EditClub Edit Appearances and goals by club season and competition 7 8 Club Season League National Cup a League Cup b Continental TotalDivision Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps GoalsYokohama F Marinos c 1994 J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01995 J1 League 41 0 2 0 43 01996 J1 League 15 0 0 0 13 0 28 01997 J1 League 22 0 2 0 0 0 24 01998 J1 League 34 0 1 0 0 0 35 01999 J1 League 28 0 2 0 6 0 36 02000 J1 League 28 0 3 0 5 0 36 02001 J1 League 25 0 0 0 7 0 32 0Total 193 0 10 0 31 0 0 0 234 0Portsmouth 2001 02 First Division 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 02002 03 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02003 04 Premier League 0 0 0 0Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0Jubilo Iwata 2005 J1 League 29 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 34 02006 J1 League 34 0 1 0 3 0 38 02007 J1 League 32 0 1 0 3 0 36 02008 J1 League 33 0 0 0 1 0 34 02009 J1 League 26 0 0 0 4 0 30 02010 J1 League 17 0 1 0 4 0 22 02011 J1 League 34 0 1 0 3 0 38 02012 J1 League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 02013 J1 League 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0Total 228 0 9 0 20 0 1 0 258 0FC Gifu 2014 J2 League 37 0 0 0 37 02015 J2 League 6 0 0 0 6 0Total 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0SC Sagamihara 2016 J3 League 19 0 0 0 19 02017 J3 League 18 0 18 02018 J3 League 6 0 6 0Total 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0Career total 519 0 20 0 51 0 1 0 591 0 Includes Emperor s Cup FA Cup Danish Cup Includes J League Cup EFL Cup Danish League Cup Yokohama Marinos became Yokohama F Marinos in 1999 International Edit Appearances and goals by national team and year 9 National team Year Apps GoalsJapan 1997 21 01998 9 01999 3 02000 8 02001 9 02002 2 02003 2 02004 11 02005 14 02006 19 02007 12 02008 6 0Total 116 0Honours EditYokohama F Marinos J1 League 1995 2000 Portsmouth Football League First Division 2002 03 Japan AFC Asian Cup 2000 2004 Individual J League Rookie of the Year 1995 The Best 11 2001 citation needed AFC Best Player of the Month June 2001 citation needed Asian Cup All Star Team 2004 J League Best XI 2006 J League Fair Play Award 2008 J League 20th Anniversary TeamSee also EditList of men s footballers with 100 or more international capsReferences Edit Kamikaze keeper Kawaguchi bold dk Football focus Tall order for Kawaguchi as Portsmouth seek eastern promise The Daily Telegraph 29 September 2001 Retrieved 26 December 2012 Kawaguchi receiving home interest Sky Sports Retrieved 27 October 2013 Stats Centre Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Facts Guardian co uk Archived from the original on 10 June 2012 Retrieved 22 June 2009 Mamrud Roberto Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Century of International Appearances RSSSF Archived from the original on 6 July 2009 Retrieved 22 June 2009 Captain Kawaguchi permanent dead link Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc 日本スポーツ企画出版社 J1 amp J2 amp J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 NSK MOOK 7 February 2018 Japan ISBN 978 4905411529 p 266 out of 289 Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc 日本スポーツ企画出版社 2016J1 amp J2 amp J3選手名鑑 10 February 2016 Japan ISBN 978 4905411338 p 257 out of 289 Archived copy Archived from the original on 6 July 2009 Retrieved 22 June 2009 CS1 maint archived copy as title link External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi FIFA competition record archived Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi at National Football Teams com Japan National Football Team Database Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi at J League in Japanese 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