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 is a retired Japanese football player. Yokoyama also coached the Japan national team between 1988 and 1991.


Career

Yokoyama was born in Saitama Prefecturemarker, Japanmarker in 1943. After graduating from Kawaguchi High School and Rikkyo Universitymarker, he played professionally in the Japan Soccer League for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (now Urawa Red Diamonds) in Saitama Prefecture. He played a total of 136 league games, and 37 games for the national team. Yokoyama also played in two Olympics, including the bronze-medal team at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

After retiring as a player, Yokoyama took over the coaching reins of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1976, and coached them for eight years, winning the league championship in 1978 and 1982. The team also won the Japan Soccer League Cup twice, in 1978 and 1982, and the Emperor's Cup twice, in 1978 and 1980, making the 1978 season the first domestic treble for a Japanese club.

Following the J. League advent he was called back to the manager's position in 1994 but was unsuccessful and was sacked. In 2000, with Urawa in a second stint in the second tier (the first had been in 1989), Yokoyama was brought back and led them to promotion back to J1 as runner-up.

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