Atsushi Uchiyama

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Atsushi Uchiyama
Personal information
Full name Atsushi Uchiyama
Date of birth (1959-06-29) June 29, 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1977 Shimizu Higashi High School
1978–1981 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1992 Yamaha Motors 195 (18)
Total 195 (18)
National team
1984–1985 Japan 2 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Júbilo Iwata
2015–2017 Japan U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Atsushi Uchiyama (内山 篤, Uchiyama Atsushi, born June 29, 1959) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Masaru Uchiyama also played for Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Uchiyama was born in Shizuoka on June 29, 1959. After graduating from Kokushikan University, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Yamaha Motors in 1982. In 1982, the club won the champions and was promoted to Division 1. The club also won 1982 Emperor's Cup. The club won the league champions in 1987/88. He retired in 1992. He played 195 games and scored 18 goals in the league.

On September 30, 1984, Uchiyama debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea. In 1995, he also played at 1986 World Cup qualification. He played 2 games for Japan until 1986.

After retirement, Uchiyama started coaching career at Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1992. He mainly served as an assistant coach for top team and a manager for youth team. In September 2007, he became a manager for top team as Adílson Batista successor. However he was sacked in August 2008. In 2015, he became a manager for the Japan U-20 national team. At 2016 AFC U-19 Championship, U-20 Japan won the champions first time and won to qualify for 2017 U-20 World Cup for the first time in 10 years. He resigned after 2017 U-20 World Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1982 Yamaha Motors JSL Division 2 17 3
1983 JSL Division 1 18 2
1984 18 2
1985/86 21 2
1986/87 22 3
1987/88 22 2
1988/89 21 2
1989/90 19 1
1990/91 21 1
1991/92 16 0
Country Japan 195 18
Total 195 18

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1984 1 0
1985 1 0
Total 2 0

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