Takashi Kiyama

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Takashi Kiyama
Personal information
Full name Takashi Kiyama
Date of birth (1972-02-18) 18 February 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-1997 Gamba Osaka
1998 Consadole Sapporo
1999-2002 Mito HollyHock
Teams managed
2008-2010 Mito HollyHock
2012 JEF United Chiba
2013- Vissel Kobe (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Takashi Kiyama (木山 隆之 Kiyama Takashi?, born 18 February 1972 in Hyogo) is a former Japanese football player. After coaching for Tsukuba University and then the youth team of Vissel Kobe, he took his first top team coaching position for his former club Mito HollyHock in 2008. He has the record for the youngest person to coach a J. League club at 36 years and 19 days, and was the first J. League coach to be sent off in his debut match. He is also the first professional sports coach in Japan to go public about his decision to quit smoking.[1]

Kiyama was the manager for J2 side JEF United Ichihara Chiba at 2012 season, but after JEF failed to get the promotion to J1, he was released from the team on November 28,2012, but he continued managing the club until their defeat to Kashima Antlers on 2012 Emperor's Cup at the quarterfinals.

Kiyama returned to Vissel Kobe as assistant coach in 2013.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1994 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 27 1 4 0 3 0 34 1
1995 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
1996 12 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
1997 10 0 0 0 5 0 15 0
1998 Consadole Sapporo J. League 1 16 0 1 0 1 0 18 0
1999 Mito HollyHock Football League 15 0 3 0 - 18 0
2000 J. League 2 26 0 3 0 0 0 29 0
2001 27 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
2002 31 1 3 0 - 34 1
Country Japan 165 2 19 0 9 0 193 2
Total 165 2 19 0 9 0 193 2

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