Takashi Kiyama

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Takashi Kiyama
Personal information
Full name Takashi Kiyama
Date of birth (1972-02-18) February 18, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1993 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Gamba Osaka 50 (1)
1998 Consadole Sapporo 16 (0)
1999–2002 Mito HollyHock 99 (1)
Total 165 (2)
Teams managed
2008–2010 Mito HollyHock
2012 JEF United Chiba
2015–2016 Ehime FC
2017– Montedio Yamagata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Takashi Kiyama (木山 隆之?, Kiyama Takashi, born February 18, 1972) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Career[edit]

After coaching for University of Tsukuba and then the youth team of Vissel Kobe, he took his first top team coaching position for his former club Mito HollyHock in 2008. He has the record for the youngest person to coach a J2 League club at 36 years and 19 days, and was the first J2 League coach to be sent off in his debut match. He is also the first professional sports coach in Japan to go public about his decision to quit smoking.[1]

Kiyama was the manager for J2 side JEF United Chiba at 2012 season, but after JEF failed to get the promotion to J1, he was released from the team on November 28, 2012, but he continued managing the club until their defeat to Kashima Antlers on 2012 Emperor's Cup at the quarterfinals.

Kiyama returned to Vissel Kobe as assistant coach in 2013.

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
1994 Gamba Osaka J1 League 27 1 4 0 3 0 34 1
1995 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
1996 12 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
1997 10 0 0 0 5 0 15 0
1998 Consadole Sapporo J1 League 16 0 1 0 1 0 18 0
1999 Mito HollyHock Football League 15 0 3 0 - 18 0
2000 J2 League 26 0 3 0 0 0 29 0
2001 27 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
2002 31 1 3 0 - 34 1
Country Japan 165 2 19 0 9 0 193 2
Total 165 2 19 0 9 0 193 2

Managerial statistics[edit]

Update; January 31, 2017[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Mito HollyHock 2008 2010 129 42 32 55 32.56
JEF United Chiba 2012 2012 42 21 9 12 50.00
Ehime FC 2015 2016 84 31 28 25 36.90
Total 255 94 69 92 36.86

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