Kosuke Yamamoto

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Kosuke Yamamoto
Kosuke Yamamoto.jpg
Yamamoto playing for Júbilo in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kosuke Yamamoto
Date of birth (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Júbilo Iwata
Number 23
Youth career
Seirei JFC
2002–2007 Júbilo Iwata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Júbilo Iwata 143 (11)
2014–2015 Albirex Niigata (loan) 53 (9)
National team
2007–2009 Japan U19 6 (2)
2010 Japan U22 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2015.

Kosuke Yamamoto (山本 康裕?, Yamamoto Kosuke, born 29 October 1989) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Júbilo Iwata. Mainly a central midfielder, he can also play as a winger position.


Júbilo Iwata[edit]

Yamamoto, who was born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, started his career at Seirei Junior Football Club before transferring to Júbilo Iwata's youth academy in 2002. He won himself a contract and was promoted to the senior squad at the end of the 2007 season after progressing through the youth ranks at the club and completing his two-year apprenticeship.[1] He made his first team debut for the Júbilo in the J1 League match on 3 September 2006, when he came on as a late substitute for Robert Cullen in the 3–2 defeat to Oita Trinita at Ōita Bank Dome.[2]

Albirex Niigata[edit]

On 16 June 2014, Yamamoto completed a move to Albirex Niigata on loan thus being reunited with former coach Masaaki Yanagishita.[3] He made his Albirex debut on 19 July, starting against Urawa Red Diamonds, before being substituted by Sho Naruoka in the 84th minute. He scored his first goal for Albirex in a 3–0 win over Kawasaki Frontale at Big Swan on 5 October 2014.[4] Yamamoto's second league goal for Albirex came in a 3–1 win over FC Tokyo at Ajinomoto Stadium on 22 November, scoring the winning goal for the away side.[5] Following a successful debut campaign, Yamamoto agreed to a second season on loan at Albirex Niigata.[6]


  1. ^ ジュビロ磐田ユース3選手の新加入内定について (in Japanese). Júbilo Iwata. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006 J.LEAGUE Division 1 1st Day 24th Sec". J.LEAGUE. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ ジュビロ磐田から山本 康裕選手 期限付き移籍加入のお知らせ (in Japanese). Albirex Niigata. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014 J.LEAGUE Division 1 1st Day 27th Sec". J-League. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 J.LEAGUE Division 1 1st Day 32nd Sec". J-League. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ 山本 康裕選手 期限付き移籍延長のお知らせ (in Japanese). Albirex Niigata. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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