Japan Football Hall of Fame
Enjoys soccer through his days at the Tokyo Gakugei University-Affiliated Setagaya Elementary School and Junior High School, and after studying at Keio Senior High School and Keio University, joins the New Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from 1964) company in 1963.
Converted from a forward to a defender (full back) during his time a high school. Shows strong physical ability and excellent ball technique, and performed successfully as a technical full back who was actively willing to join in the attack.
Called up to the Japanese full national team while still at university in 1960, and wins his first full cap at the 5th Merdeka Tournament the following year. Appears in all of Japan's games at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1968 Mexico City Olympics at right full back, and contributes to the team achieving a best eight spot in Tokyo and the bronze medal in Mexico City. One particularly notable episode comes in the third place playoff in Mexico City against Mexico, where Katayama's close marking ultimately results in the opposing forward being substituted midway through the game.
Appears in the 5th Asian Games in 1966 (achieving third place) and the qualifying tournaments for the FIFA World Cup in Mexico and the Olympic Games in Munich, recording a total of 38 appearances in "A" matches for the Japan national team up to 1971.
Plays in 107 matches in the JSL (for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), scoring three goals. Captains the side in 1970-72. Team achieves first victory in the JSL First Division in 1969, and wins the Emperor's Cup All-Japan Soccer Championship Tournament in 1971. Named in the annual best XI five times in a row (1966-70). Plays a key role in the golden era for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Has devoted energies to coaching of young players since 2002 as head coach at the Mitsubishi Yowakai Foundation Soccer Schools.
Elected into Japan Football Hall of Fame as part of fourth group of inductees in 2007.
*Information supplied by Japan Football Museum
Official member program of Europe tour in 1960
Official member program of Europe tour in 1960
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries embarked on a tour on South America in 1970. From right: Ryuichi Sugiyama, Kuniya Daini, (three to his left) Takaji Mori, Ichiro Hosotani, Hiroshi Ochiai, (two to his left) Kenzo Yokoyama, Hiroshi Katayama(Captain). (supplied by Hiroshi Katayama)
The match programme for an international friendly match played between Japan and West Germany at Nishikyogoku Stadium on 20 October 1963 (member list).
The match programme for an international friendly match played between Japan and West Germany at Nishikyogoku Stadium on 20 October 1963.
The Japanese national team drew 2-2 with CSKA Moscow at the National Stadium in Tokyo on 2 December 1967. Holding the ball in the centre of the picture is the referee, Yoshiyuki Maruyama. (supplied by Yoshiyuki Maruyama)
The referee for the match between CSKA Moscow and the Japanese national team at the National Stadium on 2 December 1967 was a Japanese, Yoshiyuki Maruyama. (supplied by Yoshiyuki Maruyama)
Member list of Japan, the official programme for the "Anglo-Japanese Football Matches" between Arsenal and Japan (held at the National Stadium and other venues in 1968).
The front cover of the official programme for the "Anglo-Japanese Football Matches" between Arsenal and Japan (held at the National Stadium and other venues in 1968).
On 1 January 1972, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries beat Yanmar Diesel 3-1 to clinch victory in the final of the 51st Emperor's Cup (at the National Stadium). Second from the right is the captain, Hiroshi Katayama. To his left is the goalkeeper, Yokoyama, (two to his left) Okubo, Daini, Mori, Ochiai, Ashikaga, Hosotani, Takada, Takahashi, and Ryuichi Sugiyama. (supplied by Hiroshi Katayama)
4th induction ceremony for the Japan Football Hall of Fame ; September 10, 2007 (C)Photo Kishimoto
Before a match against South Korea in the Asian qualifying for the 1962 World Cup (Chile). Shigemaru Takenokoshi, the manager, is left of centre. On his right is the coach, Dettmar Cramer.
Japan national team meeting at Tokyo Olympic athletes' village - On far left is manager Ken Naganuma, with Dettmar Cramer in white shirt on his right
Training with the Japanese national team. At the front-left of the picture is Hiroshi Katayama, to his right is Mitsuo Kamata, and in the centre (in white) is Shigeo Yaegashi.
In Duisburg in summer 1963. Back row (from left): Team manager S.Takenokoshi, M.Miyamoto, M.Ozawa, (two to his right) K.Yokoyama, Dettmar Cramer, M.Kamata, K.Naganuma, T.Hosaka, R.Suzuki (two to his right) S.Kawabuchi, K.Kamamoto, H.Katayama, and A.Ogi. Front row (from left): S.Okano, (two to his right) H.Kami, Y.Yamaguchi, T.Miyamoto, R.Sugiyama, S.Tomisawa, S.Tsugitani, S.Yaegashi, and M.Watanabe.
Ghana attack the Japan goal in the sides' second Group B match at the Tokyo Olympic Games (Komazawa Stadium) on 16 October 1964. In the white strips, from front to back, are Hiroshi Katayama (shirt number 2), Hisao Kami, Yoshitada Yamaguchi, Mitsuo Kamata, and Ryozo Suzuki. Wearing number 21 is the goalkeeper, Kenzo Yokoyama.
Japan 3-3 South Korea. Kamamoto dribbles through the Korean defences and scores with a powerful near-post finish to put Japan 3-2 in front.
On 10 October 1967, Japan beat South Vietnam in their final Asian regional qualifying game for the Olympic Games in Mexico City. The national team players accept the applause of the stands as they carry the Hinomaru flag on their lap of honour.
Official program of Mexico Olympic Asian Qualifiers
Official program of Mexico Olympic Asian Qualifiers.
The accuracy of Kamomoto's heading was unparalleled. Katayama (second from right) and the rest of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries defence were always kept on their toes. 5 April 1970.