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 58)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
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 Yamaha Motors during their 1980s glory years, making a total 135 League appearances for the club.

National team career[edit]

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

Coaching career[edit]

Yanagishita 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.[2]

After three seasons and a half with Albirex Niigata, the manager was released in November 2015, before the end of the season.[3]

Managerial statistics[edit]

[4]

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
Total 391 138 104 149 035.29

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA
  2. ^ "Yanagishita named Albirex manager". Japan Times. Kyodo News. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.albirex.co.jp/news/top_team/47468
  4. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

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