Masaaki Yanagishita

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Masaaki Yanagishita
Personal information
Full name Masaaki Yanagishita
Date of birth (1960-01-01) 1 January 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
1975–1977 Hamana High School
1978–1981 Tokyo University of Agriculture
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1992 Yamaha 135 (0)
National team
1974–1980 Japan 42 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Júbilo Iwata II
1997 Júbilo Iwata U-18
2003 Júbilo Iwata
2004–2006 Consadole Sapporo
2009–2011 Júbilo Iwata
2012– Albirex Niigata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Masaaki Yanagishita (柳下正明 Yanagishita Masaaki?, born 1 January 1960), nicknamed Yantsū (ヤンツー) is a former Japanese football player who is currently manager of J. League Division 1 side Albirex Niigata.

Born in Hamamatsu, Yanagishita played as a central defender for Yamaha Motor FC during their 1980s glory years, making a total 135 League appearances for the club, and won 42 caps for Japan.

He previously managed Júbilo Iwata (twice) and Consadole Sapporo. While in his second spell at Júbilo, he managed the side that won the 2010 J. League Cup.[1]


  1. ^ "Yanagishita named Albirex manager". Japan Times. Kyodo News. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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