Yasutaro Matsuki

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Yasutaro Matsuki
松木 安太郎
Personal information
Full name Yasutaro Matsuki
Date of birth (1957-11-28) November 28, 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1968–1972 Yomiuri
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1990 Yomiuri 269 (9)
Total 269 (9)
National team
1984–1986 Japan 11 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Verdy Kawasaki
1998 Cerezo Osaka
2001 Tokyo Verdy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasutaro Matsuki (松木 安太郎, Matsuki Yasutarō, born November 28, 1957) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He also worked as a football commentator.

Club career[edit]

Matsuki was born in Chuo, Tokyo on November 28, 1957. He joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Yomiuri from youth team in 1973. The club was promoted to Division 1 in 1978. The club won the champions in Japan Soccer League 3 times, JSL Cup 2 times and Emperor's Cup 3 times. From 1983, he also served as captain. This was golden era in club history. He retired in 1990. He played 269 games and scored 9 goals in the league. He was elected Best Eleven 3 times.

National team career[edit]

In April 1984, Matsuki was elected Japan national team for 1984 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on April 15, he debuted against Thailand. He also played at 1986 World Cup qualification and 1986 Asian Games. He played 11 games for Japan until 1986.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Matsuki started coaching career at Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, Tokyo Verdy) in 1990. In 1993, he became a manager. The club won the champions at J1 League and J.League Cup and he was elected Best Manager awards for 2 years in a row (1993-1994). He resigned end of 1994 season. In 1998, he signed with Cerezo Osaka and managed in 1 season. In 2001, he returned to Tokyo Verdy in the first year after relocating to Tokyo. However he was sacked in July.

Video games[edit]

Matsuki appeared on the cover of the Japanese version of World Cup Striker, a soccer game released in 1994 for the Super NES.[2] In the PlayStation title J-League Jikkyō Winning Eleven 97, Matsuki comments the matches alongside Jon Kabira.

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 JSL Cup Total
1973 Yomiuri JSL Division 2 0 0 - 0 0
1974 8 0 - 8 0
1975 18 0 - 18 0
1976 17 2 2 0 4 0 23 2
1977 18 0 3 0 4 0 25 0
1978 JSL Division 1 18 0 2 0 6 0 26 0
1979 18 0 2 0 4 0 24 0
1980 17 1 3 1 2 0 22 2
1981 18 1 5 0 1 0 24 1
1982 17 0 3 0 1 0 21 0
1983 18 2 3 0 3 0 24 2
1984 18 2 5 0 0 0 23 2
1985/86 22 1 2 0 4 1 28 2
1986/87 22 0 5 1 1 0 28 1
1987/88 19 0 4 1 1 0 24 1
1988/89 21 0 3 0 2 0 26 0
1989/90 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
Country Japan 269 9 43 3 36 1 348 13
Total 269 9 43 3 36 1 348 13

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1984 3 0
1985 6 0
1986 2 0
Total 11 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

[3]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Verdy Kawasaki 1993 1994 80 59 0 21 073.75
Cerezo Osaka 1998 1998 34 15 0 19 044.12
Tokyo Verdy 2001 2001 14 4 0 10 028.57
Total 128 78 0 50 060.94

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