|Full name||Yoshiyuki Kobayashi|
|Date of birth||January 27, 1978|
|Place of birth||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He retired in 2013, after a fourteen-year professional career, after being released by Albirex Niigata.
He started up his professional career at Tokyo Verdy where he won the Emperor's Cup in 2004 and the Japanese Super Cup in 2005. In the same year they got relegated from the J1 League which marked his end in Tokyo. He signed for Omiya Ardija at the start of the 2006 season. As Omiya usually deployed a 4–4–2 formation, he usually played as a central/defensive midfielder. Kobayashi was the key player on the team, and at times the team's captain. His contract with Omiya ended on January 2011.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Total|
|1999||Verdy Kawasaki||J1 League||30||2||4||0||3||0||37||2|
- Yoshiyuki Kobayashi at J.League (Japanese)
- Yoshiyuki Kobayashi at the Wayback Machine (archived 2012-02-03) at Albirex Niigata
- Yoshiyuki Kobayashi at weltfussball.de
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