July 30, 1970
|Known for||Sports Agent|
Tetsuro Kiyooka (清岡 哲朗, Kiyooka Tetsuro, July 30, 1970) is a Japanese entrepreneur and FIFA Players' Agent (Sports agent). He holds Permanent residency in Canada, and his ancestors are the Shizoku in Tosa Province, Japan, as well as a distant relative of Roy Kiyooka.
In 2006, he passed the FIFA Players' Agent exam and registered with The Football Association (England), the Royal Dutch Football Association (Netherlands) and the Japan Football Association as an official agent. After that, he represented top Japanese players such as Keisuke Honda, Maya Yoshida and led them to the football clubs in European leagues.
Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA)
In 2009, Kiyooka was designated as a chief operating officer of the Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA) by Toshiya Fujita, a chairman of the board. He repealed the unfair transfer regulations between the clubs of J.League and the professional players in 2009 and formed the organization as a trade union in 2011. Also, he represented the players of the Japan national football team to protect their rights and payments.
In 2005, Kiyooka collaborated with NTT Communications to create a football site called Nippon World Soccer on mobile internet services (i-mode, EZweb) in Japan. The mobile football site acquired over one million users a month in 2006 and became the biggest football mobile site in Japan at that time.
- "Keisuke Honda to play for Dutch side VVV Venlo". soccerway.com. SOCCERWAY.
- "Keisuke Honda is happy to play for VVV-Venlo". youtube.com. Venlo TV.
- "Southampton to sign Japan defender, Maya Yoshida". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph UK.
- Venlo chief eyes new Japanese talent, The Japan Times, 3 April 2014
- Maya Yoshida: Japan’s Premier League Success Story
- "Japanese association JPFA will form a union". FIFPro.
- "Japan national team threatens boycott". independent.co.uk. INDEPENDENT UK.
- "JFA President, Ogura dares players to boycott". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times.
- "Players make cash demand to JFA". The Japan Times.
- "NTT Communications 日本ワールドサッカーサービス開始". ntt.com. NTT Communications (in Japanese).