Akira Nishino (footballer)

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Akira Nishino
Akira Nishino.jpg
Nishino managing Gamba Osaka in July 2011
Personal information
Full name Akira Nishino
Date of birth (1955-04-07) April 7, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Urawa, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
Nagoya Grampus (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1990 Hitachi
National team
1977–1978 Japan 12 (1)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Japan U-20
1994–1996 Japan U-23
1998–2001 Kashiwa Reysol
2002–2011 Gamba Osaka
2012 Vissel Kobe
2013– Nagoya Grampus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Akira Nishino (西野 朗 Nishino Akira?, born April 7, 1955 in Urawa, Saitama) is a former Japanese footballer and currently a football manager, currently in charge of Nagoya Grampus. He coached Japan at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Nishino became the first coach at Gamba Osaka to have won four different titles—the AFC Champions League in 2008, the Emperor's Cup twice in 2008 and 2009 and the 2005 J-League titles as well as the J. League Cup twice in 1999 and 2007.[1]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1978 Hitachi JSL Division 1 13 1
1979 12 0
1980 15 6
1981 8 1
1982 15 4
1983 18 2
1984 17 2
1985/86 22 12
1986/87 17 1
1987/88 JSL Division 2
1988/89
1989/90 JSL Division 1 6 0
Country Japan 143 29
Total 143 29

International career statistics[edit]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1977 4 0
1978 8 1
Total 12 1

Managerial career statistics[edit]

Season Div. Tms. Pos. Attendance/G J. League Cup Emperor's Cup Asia
2002 J1 16 3 12,762 Semi-final 4th Round - -
2003 J1 16 10 10,222 Quarter-final 4th Round - -
2004 J1 16 3 12,517 Quarter-final Semi-final - -
2005 J1 18 1 15,966 Runners-up Semi-final - -
2006 J1 18 3 16,259 Quarter-final Runners-up CL Group Stage
2007 J1 18 3 17,439 Winners Semi-final - -
2008 J1 18 8 16,128 Semi-final Winners CL Winners
2009 J1 18 3 17,712 Quarter-final Winners CL Round of 16
2010 J1 18 2 16,654 Quarter-final Semi-final CL Round of 16

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Kawashiwa Reysol
Gamba Osaka

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nishino: I'm not satisfied". FIFA. 2008-12-19. 
  2. ^ Akira Nishino at National-Football-Teams.com