Tetsuji Hashiratani

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Tetsuji Hashiratani
柱谷 哲二
Personal information
Full name Tetsuji Hashiratani
Date of birth (1964-07-15) July 15, 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1986 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Nissan Motors 97 (2)
1992–1998 Verdy Kawasaki 183 (13)
Total 280 (15)
National team
1988–1995 Japan 72 (6)
Teams managed
2002 Consadole Sapporo
2008 Tokyo Verdy
2011–2015 Mito HollyHock
2016 Gainare Tottori
2017 Vanraure Hachinohe
2018– Giravanz Kitakyushu
* 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 and manager. He played for Japan national team. His elder brother Koichi Hashiratani is also a former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Hashiratani was educated at and played for Kyoto Commercial High School and Kokushikan University. He played as defender and defensive midfielder. He joined Japan Soccer League side Nissan Motors in 1987. From 1988 to 1990, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup for 2 years in a row. In 1990s, the club won 1990 JSL Cup, 1991 and 1992 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won 1991–92 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. He moved to Verdy Kawasaki in 1992 when professional league J1 League was founded. The club won the league champions in 1993 and 1994. The club also won 1992, 1993, 1994 J.League Cup and 1996 Emperor's Cup. He was a central player in golden era in both clubs history. He retired in 1998. He was elected Best Eleven for 6 years in a row (1989/90-1995).

He was the first chairman of the J.League Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA).

National team career[edit]

Hashiratani was capped 72 times and scored 6 goals for the Japanese national team from 1988 to 1995.[1] He was a member of the Japan team for the 1992 Asian Cup which Japan won. He was the captain when Japan's hope to play in the 1994 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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 Reds. 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. 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 J3 League-team Gainare Tottori from the 2016 season, but he lasted only season before signing for JFL's Vanraure Hachinohe.[2][3] He resigned end of 2017 season. He signed with Giravanz Kitakyushu as Hitoshi Morishita successor in June 2018.[4]

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
1987/88 Nissan Motors JSL Division 1 12 0 12 0
1988/89 22 0 22 0
1989/90 21 2 4 0 25 2
1990/91 20 0 4 0 24 0
1991/92 22 0 3 0 25 0
1992 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League - 5 0 11 0 16 0
1993 31 3 2 0 1 0 34 3
1994 40 2 2 0 3 0 45 2
1995 46 5 2 0 - 48 5
1996 22 2 0 0 10 0 32 2
1997 16 0 2 0 3 0 21 0
1998 28 1 3 0 2 0 33 1
Total 280 15 16 0 41 0 341 11

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 5 1
1989 10 0
1990 6 1
1991 2 1
1992 11 0
1993 14 2
1994 9 1
1995 15 0
Total 72 6

Managerial statistics[edit]

Update; December 31, 2016[5]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Consadole Sapporo 2002 2002 7 1 0 6 014.29
Tokyo Verdy 2008 2008 34 10 7 17 029.41
Mito HollyHock 2011 2015 181 55 51 75 030.39
Gainare Tottori 2016 2016 30 8 6 16 026.67
Vanraure Hachinohe 2017 Present
Total 222 66 58 98 029.73

Honors and awards[edit]

Individual Honors[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

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