Chano was born in Ichikawa on November 23, 1976. After graduating from high school, he joined his local club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) in 1995. He played many matches as center back from 1998. The club won the 2nd place 1998 Emperor's Cup. The club also won the 3rd place 2001 and 2003 J1 League. He moved to Júbilo Iwata with team mate Shinji Murai in 2005. He played many matches as center back with Japan national team player Makoto Tanaka. He left the club with Murai end of 2009 season for generational change and he returned to JEF United Chiba with Murai in 2010. He retired end of 2011 season.