Takashi Kiyama

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Takashi Kiyama
木山 隆之
Personal information
Full nameTakashi Kiyama
Date of birth (1972-02-18) February 18, 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Itami, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1987–1989 Itami Nishi High School
1990–1993 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994–1997 Gamba Osaka 50 (1)
1998 Consadole Sapporo 16 (0)
1999–2002 Mito HollyHock 99 (1)
Total165(2)
Teams managed
2003–2004 University of Tsukuba
2005–2007 Vissel Kobe
2008–2010 Mito HollyHock
2012 JEF United Chiba
2015–2016 Ehime FC
2017–2019 Montedio Yamagata
2020– Vegalta Sendai
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Takashi Kiyama (木山 隆之, Kiyama Takashi, born February 18, 1972) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He is the current manager of Vegalta Sendai.

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Playing career

Kiyama was born in Itami on February 18, 1972. After graduating from University of Tsukuba, he joined Gamba Osaka in 1994. He played many matches as center back from first season. However his opportunity to play decreased for injuries from 1995. In 1998, he moved to Consadole Sapporo and played in 1 season. In May 1999, he joined Japan Football League club Mito HollyHock. He became a regular player as center back and the club was promoted to J2 League from 2000. He played as central player of defense until 2002. He retired end of 2002 season.

Coaching career

After coaching for University of Tsukuba and then the youth team of Vissel Kobe, he took his first top team coaching position for his former club Mito HollyHock in 2008. He has the record for the youngest person to coach a J2 League club at 36 years and 19 days, and was the first J2 League coach to be sent off in his debut match. He is also the first professional sports coach in Japan to go public about his decision to quit smoking. [1]

Kiyama was the manager for J2 side JEF United Chiba at 2012 season, but after JEF failed to get the promotion to J1, he was released from the team on November 28, 2012, but he continued managing the club until their defeat to Kashima Antlers on 2012 Emperor's Cup at the quarterfinals.

Kiyama returned to Vissel Kobe as assistant coach in 2013.

On 16 December 2014, he was named manager of Ehime FC. [2] With him in charge, the team finished 2015 season on 5th place, reaching the play-offs for its first time ever. He left the club after the end of 2016 season. [3]

On 29 November 2016, Kiyama was named manager of Montedio Yamagata. [4]

On 1st of February 2020, Kiyama was appointed the manager of Vegalta Sendai [5]

Club statistics

Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1994 Gamba Osaka J1 League 2714030341
1995 1000-10
1996 1202000140
1997 1000050150
1998 Consadole Sapporo J1 League 1601010180
1999 Mito HollyHock Football League 15030-180
2000 J2 League 2603000290
2001 2703000300
2002 31130-341
Total1652190901932

Managerial statistics

Update: August 29, 2020 [6]

TeamLeagueFromToRecord
GWDLWin %
Mito HollyHock J220082010129423255032.56
JEF United Chiba 201220124221912050.00
Ehime FC 2015201684312825036.90
Montedio Yamagata 20172019126484137038.10
Vegalta Sendai J12020Present12255016.67
Total393144115134036.64

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References

  1. J.League (in Japanese)
  2. "12/16 | 木山 隆之氏 トップチーム監督就任のお知らせ | 愛媛FC 公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  3. "11/18 | 木山 隆之 監督 退任のお知らせ | 愛媛FC 公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  4. 木山隆之氏 モンテディオ山形 監督就任のお知らせ. モンテディオ山形オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  5. https://www.worldfootball.net/player_summary/takashi-kiyama/
  6. J.League Data Site (in Japanese)