Masaaki Yanagishita

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Masaaki Yanagishita
柳下 正明
Personal information
Full name Masaaki Yanagishita
Date of birth (1960-01-01) January 1, 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1975–1977 Hamana High School
1978–1981 Tokyo University of Agriculture
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1992 Yamaha Motors 135 (0)
Total 135 (0)
National team
1979 Japan U-20 3 (0)
Teams managed
2003 Júbilo Iwata
2004–2006 Consadole Sapporo
2009–2011 Júbilo Iwata
2012–2015 Albirex Niigata
2017– Zweigen Kanazawa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masaaki Yanagishita (柳下 正明, Yanagishita Masaaki, born January 1, 1960) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Club career[edit]

Yanagishita was born in Hamamatsu on January 1, 1960. He played as a central defender for his local club Yamaha Motors during their 1980s glory years, making a total 135 League appearances for the club. He retired in 1992.

National team career[edit]

In 1979, Yanagishita selected Japan U-20 national team for 1979 World Youth Championship in Japan. At this competition, he played 3 games.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After the retirement, Yanagishita started coaching career at Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1993. He mainly served as assistant coach until 2002. In 2003, he became a manager. Júbilo won the 2nd place in J1 League and the champions in Emperor's Cup with many international players. In 2004, he moved to J2 League club Consadole Sapporo. Consadole finished at bottom place in 2004 and could not be promoted to J1 in 2005 and 2006. He resigned end of 2006 season. In 2007, he returned to Júbilo and served as assistant coach. In 2009, he became a manager again. Although the club results were bad in J1 League, the club won the champions in 2010 J.League Cup. He resigned end of 2011 season. In June 2012, he signed with Albirex Niigata which was at the 17th place of 18 clubs. The club finished at the 15th place and remaining in J1 League. He managed until end of 2015 season. In 2017, he signed with J2 League club Zweigen Kanazawa.[2]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Update; December 31, 2018[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Júbilo Iwata 2003 2003 30 16 9 5 053.33
Consadole Sapporo 2004 2006 136 42 39 55 030.88
Júbilo Iwata 2009 2011 102 35 27 40 034.31
Albirex Niigata 2012 2015 123 45 29 49 036.59
Zweigen Kanazawa 2017 present 84 27 23 34 032.14
Total 475 165 127 183 034.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA
  2. ^ Zweigen Kanazawa(in Japanese)
  3. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

External links[edit]