Kota Yoshihara

Japanese association football player

Kota Yoshihara (吉原 宏太, Yoshihara Kota, born February 2, 1978) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Kota Yoshihara
Personal information
Full name Kota Yoshihara
Date of birth (1978-02-02) February 2, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Fujiidera, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1993–1995 Hatsushiba Hashimoto High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Consadole Sapporo 105 (40)
2000–2005 Gamba Osaka 134 (38)
2006–2008 Omiya Ardija 60 (9)
2009–2012 Mito HollyHock 98 (18)
Total 397 (105)
National team
1999 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Gamba Osaka
Winner J1 League 2005
Runner-up J.League Cup 2005
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

BiographyEdit

Yoshihara was born in Fujiidera on February 2, 1978. After graduating from Hatsushiba Hashimoto High School, he joined Japan Football League club Consadole Sapporo in 1996. The club won the champions in 1997 and was promoted to J1 League. However the club was relegated to new league J2 League in 1999. He moved to his local club Gamba Osaka in 2000. Although he became a regular player from 2001, his opportunity to play decreased from 2003. He moved to Omiya Ardija in 2006. He moved to Mito HollyHock in 2009. He made an announcement to retire on February 2, 2013, on his 35th birthday.

In June 1999, Yoshihara was selected Japan national team for 1999 Copa América. At this competition, on July 2, he debuted against Paraguay.

StatisticsEdit

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1996 Consadole Sapporo Football League 24 6 3 1 - 27 7
1997 15 8 3 2 2 0 20 10
1998 J1 League 34 11 3 1 4 1 41 13
1999 J2 League 32 15 2 0 2 0 36 15
2000 Gamba Osaka J1 League 19 3 3 1 2 0 24 4
2001 27 11 3 2 2 0 32 13
2002 27 11 2 1 6 3 35 15
2003 20 6 2 2 4 1 26 9
2004 22 5 4 0 5 0 31 5
2005 19 2 1 0 9 3 29 5
2006 Omiya Ardija J1 League 15 2 1 0 1 0 17 2
2007 26 5 1 0 5 1 32 6
2008 19 2 1 0 2 0 22 2
2009 Mito HollyHock J2 League 47 9 1 0 - 48 9
2010 24 6 0 0 - 24 6
2011 9 2 2 0 - 11 2
2012 18 1 1 0 - 19 1
Country Japan 397 105 33 10 44 9 474 124
Total 397 105 33 10 44 9 474 124

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1999 1 0
Total 1 0

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