|Full name||Tetsuji Hashiratani|
|Date of birth||July 15, 1964|
|Place of birth||Kyoto, Japan|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Tetsuji Hashiratani (柱谷 哲二 Hashiratani Tetsuji?, born July 15, 1964) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was a defender and a defensive midfielder. His elder brother Koichi is also a former football player.
He was educated at and played for Kyoto Commercial High School and Kokushikan University. He joined Japan Soccer League side Nissan Motors in 1987. He moved to Verdy Kawasaki in 1992 when professional league J1 League was founded. He retired as a Verdy player in 1998.
He was capped 72 times and scored 6 goals for the Japanese national team from 1988 to 1995. He was a member of the Japan team for the 1992 AFC Asian Cup which Japan won. He was the captain when Japan's hope to play in the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals was dashed by a late Iraqi equaliser in the final qualifier, the match that the Japanese fans now refer to as the Agony of Doha.
He was the first chairman of the J. League Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA).
He succeeded Takeshi Okada as the manager of Consadole Sapporo at the beginning of the 2002 season. However, he was sacked after only seven matches. The club was relegated to J2 League that season. Then he coached Kokushikan University and Urawa Red Diamonds. He was a coach at Tokyo Verdy from 2006 to 2007. He was promoted to the manager of the club in 2008 but fired by the Verdy after the season. He would later return in 2010 to coach Kokushikan University's soccer club. He was called back to professional managing once more, as he was announced to lead Mito HollyHock from the 2011 season. After poor results leaving Mito in the relegation zone, he was sacked in the middle of the 2015 season. He was signed to manage Division 3 team Gainare Tottori from the 2016 season.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1987/88||Nissan Motors||JSL Division 1||12||0||12||0|
|1992||Verdy Kawasaki||J1 League||-||5||0||11||0||16||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
Update; December 31, 2015
Honors and awards
- 1992 Asian Cup (Champions)
- J.League Data Site(Japanese)