Koichi Sugiyama (footballer)

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Koichi Sugiyama
杉山 弘一
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Personal information
Full name Koichi Sugiyama
Date of birth (1971-10-27) October 27, 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1993 Osaka University of Commerce
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Urawa Reds 106 (1)
1999–2002 Tokyo Verdy 63 (1)
2003 Albirex Niigata 6 (0)
Total 175 (2)
Teams managed
2010–2013 Albirex Niigata Singapore
2014 Ayutthaya
2016 BBCU
2016 Chainat Hornbill
2017–2018 Blaublitz Akita
2019– Nara Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Koichi Sugiyama (杉山 弘一, Sugiyama Koichi, born October 27, 1971) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Sugiyama was born in Osaka Prefecture on October 27, 1971. After graduating from Osaka University of Commerce, he joined Urawa Reds in 1994. He became a regular player as left side back from first season. However his opportunity to play decreased behind Shinji Jojo from 1997 and he could not play at all in the match in 1998. In 1999, he moved to Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy). He became a regular player in the club with many young players due to financial strain end of 1998 season. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2001. In 2003, he moved to J2 League club Albirex Niigata. However he could hardly play in the match and he retired end of 2003 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Sugiyama was the academy coach of Urawa Reds from 2004 until 2009, and head coach of Albirex Niigata Singapore from 2010 until 2013. During his time in Singapore, he won the S.League Coach Of The Year award in 2011, the same year he guided his team to win the Singapore League Cup and finalist of the Singapore Cup. In August 2014, he signed with Thai club Ayutthaya and managed the club until November. In 2015, he returned to Japan and became a coach at Kashiwa Reysol. In 2016, he moved to Thailand and signed with BBCU. He managed the club until April. In April 2016, he moved to Chainat Hornbill and managed the club until June. In 2017, he returned to Japan and signed with J3 League club Blaublitz Akita.[1] The club won the champions in 2017 J3 League. However the club results were bad in 2018 season and he was sacked in July 2018.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1994 Urawa Reds J1 League 31 0 3 0 1 0 35 0
1995 44 1 1 0 - 45 1
1996 23 0 3 0 9 0 35 0
1997 8 0 2 0 3 0 13 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 26 1 4 0 4 0 34 1
2000 25 0 0 0 5 0 30 0
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 11 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
2002 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2003 Albirex Niigata J2 League 6 0 1 0 - 7 0
Total 175 2 17 0 25 0 217 2

Managerial statistics[edit]

Season club League Cup
rank game point win draw lost goal goallost League Cup Singapore Cup
2010 Albirex Niigata Singapore 7/12teams 33 37 9 10 14 31 42 first round quarter final
2011 4/12teams 33 65 20 5 8 80 34 Champion runners-up
2012 3/13teams 24 43 12 7 5 37 26 quarter final quarter final
2013 3/12teams 27 46 13 7 7 36 28 semi final first round
2014 AyuttayaFC(Thai 2) 11→6 10 19 6 1 3 18 12 2014.8-2014.11
2016 BBCU(Thai 1) 18 3 7 1 0 6 11 19 Feb→Apr
ChainatFC(Thai 1) 17 6 8 1 3 4 9 14 Apr→Jun
2017 Blaublitz Akita(J3) Champion 32 61 18 7 7 53 31 first round
2018 8/17teams 16 21 6 3 7 15 54 Jan→Jul first round
2019 Nara Club (JFL)
total 190 - 86 43 61 290 220

Honours[edit]

Albirex Niigata Singapore

League Cup: 2011

Blaublitz Akita

J3 League: 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blaublitz Akita(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Blaublitz Akita(in Japanese)

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