Sotaro Yasunaga

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Sotaro Yasunaga
安永 聡太郎
Personal information
Full name Sotaro Yasunaga
Date of birth (1976-04-20) April 20, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1992–1994 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Yokohama Marinos 67 (9)
1997–1998Lleida (loan) 34 (4)
1999–2001 Shimizu S-Pulse 65 (10)
2001–2004 Yokohama F. Marinos 25 (1)
2002Racing Ferrol (loan) 12 (1)
2005 Kashiwa Reysol 8 (1)
Total 211 (26)
National team
1995 Japan U-20 4 (1)
Teams managed
2016–2017 SC Sagamihara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sotaro Yasunaga (安永 聡太郎, Yasunaga Sotaro, born April 20, 1976) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Club career[edit]

Yasunaga was born in Ube on April 20, 1976. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1995. In 1995 season, he played many matches and won the champions J1 League. In 1997, he moved to Segunda División club Lleida. He returned to Yokohama Marinos in 1998 and he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse in 1999. He played as regular player and won the 2nd place 1999 J1 League. In Asia, the club won the champions 1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. He returned to Yokohama F. Marinos in September 2001. However he could hardly play in the match and he moved to Segunda División club Racing Ferrol in 2002. he returned to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2003. He moved to Kashiwa Reysol in 2005 and retired end of 2005 season.

National team career[edit]

In April 1995, Yasunaga was selected Japan U-20 national team for 1995 World Youth Championship. He played full-time in all 4 matches and scored a goal against Burundi.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

In August 2016, Yasunaga became a manager for SC Sagamihara as Norihiro Satsukawa successor. He resigned end of 2017 season.

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
1995 Yokohama Marinos J1 League 28 1 2 0 - 30 1
1996 11 1 1 0 6 0 18 1
1997 9 1 0 0 6 2 15 3
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
1997/98 Lleida Segunda División 34 4 34 4
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1998 Yokohama Marinos J1 League 19 6 1 0 3 0 23 6
1999 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 29 5 2 0 3 0 34 5
2000 24 3 3 1 4 2 31 6
2001 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
2001 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2002 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
2002/03 Racing Ferrol Segunda División 12 1 1 1 13 2
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2003 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 8 1 2 1 3 0 13 2
2004 7 0 2 0 4 0 13 0
2005 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 8 1 0 0 3 0 11 1
Country Japan 165 23 14 2 33 4 212 29
Spain 46 5 1 1 47 6
Total 211 28 15 3 33 4 259 35

Managerial statistics[edit]

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
SC Sagamihara 2016 2017 42 10 14 18 023.81
Total 42 10 14 18 023.81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sotaro YasunagaFIFA competition record
  2. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

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