Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Date of birth15 August 1975
Place of birthShizuoka
NationalityJapanese
Weight78 kg
Height1.79 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Kawaguchi began in junior football before making his debut for J-League Yokohama in April 1995.

He appeared for Japan in the 1996 Olympic Games before making his full international debut against Sweden in the King's Cup tournament in February 1997 just prior to the World Cup Finals.

Kawaguchi played in all three of Japan's matches in the 1998 World Cup finals and was also a member of the team that defeated Saudi Arabia to win the Asian Cup in 2000.

After several seasons with the Yokohoma Marinos whom, he joined English First Division club Portsmouth in October 2001. He made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday in November but he struggled in England and several poor performances saw him lose his place in the team in January 2002.

He was restricted to several appearances in the reserves and his first season was ended by a training ground accident early April 2002.

He is a good shot stopper but sometimes struggles in the air.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Yokohama Marinos 01 Jan 1995 24 Oct 2001
Portsmouth 24 Oct 2001 02 Sep 2003
FC Nordsjælland 02 Sep 2003 01 Jan 2005
Jubilo Iwata 01 Jan 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2001-02 Portsmouth FA Cup 1 4
2001-02 Portsmouth League Division 1 11 1 20
2002-03 Portsmouth League Division 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Nov 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Portsmouth W 2-3 League Division 1
10 Nov 2001 Burnley v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Portsmouth v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Nov 2001 Watford v Portsmouth L 3-0 League Division 1
28 Nov 2001 Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest W 3-2 League Division 1
02 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Crewe Alexandra L 2-4 League Division 1
13 Dec 2001 Millwall v Portsmouth L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Stockport County W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Gillingham v Portsmouth L 2-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Grimsby Town v Portsmouth L 3-1 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Portsmouth v Leyton Orient L 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round
04 May 2003 Bradford City v Portsmouth W 0-5 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1995-96 Japan OT v A 1 1
1996-97 Japan FIFA World Cup 6 5 1
1996-97 Japan International Friendly 2 4
1996-97 Japan Kings Cup 2 1 1
1996-97 Japan Kirin Japan Cup 2 1 3
1996-97 Japan Olympics 3 1 4
1997-98 Japan Dynasty Cup 2 3
1997-98 Japan FIFA World Cup 12 2 14
1997-98 Japan International Friendly 4 8
1997-98 Japan Kirin Cup 2 1
1998-99 Japan Copa America 1 4
1998-99 Japan International Friendly 1 1
1998-99 Japan Kirin Cup 1
1999-00 Japan AFC Asian Cup 5 2 4
1999-00 Japan Hassan II Tournament 1 1
1999-00 Japan Kirin Cup 1 1
1
2000-01 Japan FIFA Confederations Cup 4 3 1
2000-01 Japan International Friendly 2 1 1
2001-02 Japan Asia Oceania Champions 1 1
2001-02 Japan International Friendly 2 1 3
1
2001-02 Japan Kirin Cup 2 2
1
2002-03 Japan International Friendly 1 2
2003-04 Japan AFC Asian Cup 6 1 6
2
2003-04 Japan FIFA World Cup 1 1
2003-04 Japan International Friendly 1 1
2004-05 Japan FIFA Confederations Cup 3 1 4
2004-05 Japan FIFA World Cup 5 3 1
2004-05 Japan International Friendly 1 1
2004-05 Japan Kirin Cup 4 1 3
2005-06 Japan AFC Asian Cup 1 1
2005-06 Japan EAFF East Asian Cup 1 1
2005-06 Japan FIFA World Cup 4 8
1
2005-06 Japan International Friendly 8 4 8
2005-06 Japan Kirin Cup 2 2
2006-07 Japan AFC Asian Cup 11 4 8
1
2006-07 Japan International Friendly 3 2 1
2006-07 Japan Kirin Cup 1
2007-08 Japan FIFA World Cup 2 2
2007-08 Japan Four Nation Tournament 2 3
2007-08 Japan International Friendly 2 1 1
2007-08 Japan Kirin Cup 1
2008-09 Japan FIFA World Cup 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Mar 1996 Japan v Ecuador L 0-1 OT v A
21 Jul 1996 Japan v Brazil W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group D
23 Jul 1996 Nigeria v Japan L 2-0 Olympics Finals Group D
25 Jul 1996 Japan v Hungary W 3-2 Olympics Finals Group D
13 Feb 1997 Sweden v Japan L 1-0 KINGS CUP
16 Feb 1997 Japan v Romania W 2-0 KINGS CUP 3rd place
15 Mar 1997 Thailand v Japan L 3-1 International Friendly
23 Mar 1997 Oman v Japan W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
25 Mar 1997 Japan v Macao W 10-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
27 Mar 1997 Japan v Nepal W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
21 May 1997 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Japan v Croatia W 4-3 KIRIN JAPAN CUP Final
15 Jun 1997 Japan v Turkey W 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
22 Jun 1997 Japan v Macao W 10-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
25 Jun 1997 Japan v Nepal W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
28 Jun 1997 Japan v Oman D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 1st round group 4
13 Aug 1997 Japan v Brazil L 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 1997 Japan v Uzbekistan W 6-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
19 Sep 1997 United Arab Emirates v Japan D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
28 Sep 1997 Japan v Korea Republic L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
04 Oct 1997 Kazakhstan v Japan D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
11 Oct 1997 Uzbekistan v Japan D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
26 Oct 1997 Japan v United Arab Emirates D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
02 Nov 1997 Korea Republic v Japan W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
08 Nov 1997 Japan v Kazakhstan W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd round group B
16 Nov 1997 Japan v Iran W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Asia play-off
04 Mar 1998 Japan v Hong Kong W 5-1 DYNASTY CUP
07 Mar 1998 Japan v China PR L 0-2 DYNASTY CUP
01 Apr 1998 Korea Republic v Japan L 2-1 International Friendly
17 May 1998 Japan v Paraguay D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
24 May 1998 Japan v Czech Republic D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
31 May 1998 Mexico v Japan L 2-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Yugoslavia v Japan L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1998 Argentina v Japan L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
20 Jun 1998 Japan v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
26 Jun 1998 Japan v Jamaica L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
28 Oct 1998 Japan v Egypt W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1999 Japan v Belgium D 0-0 Kirin Cup
02 Jul 1999 Paraguay v Japan L 4-0 Copa America Group A
08 Sep 1999 Japan v Iran D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
06 Jun 2000 Japan v Jamaica W 4-0 HASSAN II Tournament
04 Oct 2000 Japan v J LEAGUE FOREIGNERS W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia W 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
17 Oct 2000 Japan v Uzbekistan W 8-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
24 Oct 2000 Japan v Iraq W 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
26 Oct 2000 China PR v Japan W 2-3 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
29 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Final
25 Apr 2001 Spain v Japan L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2001 Japan v Canada W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
02 Jun 2001 Japan v Cameroon W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
07 Jun 2001 Japan v Australia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
10 Jun 2001 Japan v France L 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
01 Jul 2001 Japan v Paraguay W 2-0 Kirin Cup
04 Jul 2001 Japan v Yugoslavia W 1-0 KIRIN CUP
15 Aug 2001 Japan v Australia W 3-0 ASIA OCEANIA CHAMPIONS Final
27 Mar 2002 Poland v Japan W 0-2 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Norway v Japan L 3-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2003 Japan v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Romania v Japan D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 2004 Japan v India W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 3
09 Jul 2004 Japan v Slovakia W 3-1 KIRIN CUP
11 Jul 2004 Japan v Serbia and Montenegro W 1-0 KIRIN CUP
20 Jul 2004 Japan v Oman W 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Group D
24 Jul 2004 Thailand v Japan W 1-4 AFC Asian Cup Group D
28 Jul 2004 Japan v Iran D 0-0 AFC Asian Cup Group D
31 Jul 2004 Japan v Jordan W 1-1 (4-3) AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
03 Aug 2004 Bahrain v Japan W 3-4 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
07 Aug 2004 China PR v Japan W 1-3 AFC Asian Cup Final
09 Sep 2004 India v Japan W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 3
13 Oct 2004 Oman v Japan W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Asia qualifying group 3
29 Jan 2005 Japan v Kazakhstan W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Japan v Korea DPR W 2-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
22 May 2005 Japan v Peru L 0-1 KIRIN CUP
27 May 2005 Japan v United Arab Emirates L 0-1 KIRIN CUP
03 Jun 2005 Bahrain v Japan W 0-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
08 Jun 2005 Korea DPR v Japan W 0-2 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
16 Jun 2005 Japan v Mexico L 1-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Jun 2005 Greece v Japan W 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
22 Jun 2005 Japan v Brazil D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
31 Jul 2005 Korea DPR v Japan L 1-0 EAFF East Asian Cup Final group
17 Aug 2005 Japan v Iran W 2-1 FIFA World Cup World Cup - AFC 3rd Round
12 Oct 2005 Ukraine v Japan L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 2005 Japan v Angola W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2006 USA v Japan L 3-2 International Friendly
18 Feb 2006 Japan v Finland W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Feb 2006 Japan v India W 6-0 AFC Asian Cup Group A
28 Feb 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
30 Mar 2006 Japan v Ecuador W 1-0 International Friendly
09 May 2006 Japan v Bulgaria L 1-2 KIRIN CUP
13 May 2006 Japan v Scotland D 0-0 Kirin Cup
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Japan v Malta W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 Australia v Japan L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 2006 Japan v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
22 Jun 2006 Japan v Brazil L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
09 Aug 2006 Japan v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Japan v Yemen W 2-0 AFC Asian Cup Group A
03 Sep 2006 Saudi Arabia v Japan L 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Group A
06 Sep 2006 Yemen v Japan W 0-1 AFC Asian Cup Group A
04 Oct 2006 Japan v Ghana L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 India v Japan W 0-3 AFC Asian Cup Group A
15 Nov 2006 Japan v Saudi Arabia W 3-1 AFC Asian Cup Group A
24 Mar 2007 Japan v Peru W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2007 Japan v Colombia D 0-0 Kirin Cup
09 Jul 2007 Japan v Qatar D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group B
13 Jul 2007 United Arab Emirates v Japan W 1-3 AFC Asian Cup Group B
16 Jul 2007 Vietnam v Japan W 1-4 AFC Asian Cup Group B
21 Jul 2007 Japan v Australia W 1-1 (4-3) AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
25 Jul 2007 Japan v Saudi Arabia L 2-3 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
28 Jul 2007 Japan v Korea Republic L 0-0 (5-6) AFC Asian Cup 3rd place play-off
22 Aug 2007 Japan v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2007 Austria v Japan L 0-0 (3-4) FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT
11 Sep 2007 Switzerland v Japan W 3-4 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT
17 Oct 2007 Japan v Egypt W 4-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2008 Japan v Chile D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
06 Feb 2008 Japan v Thailand W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 2
26 Mar 2008 Bahrain v Japan L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd round group 2
19 Nov 2008 Qatar v Japan W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Asia 4th round group 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.