|Full name||Atsushi Uchiyama|
|Date of birth||June 29, 1959|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5+1⁄2 in)|
|1975–1977||Shimizu Higashi High School|
|* 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.
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]
|1982||Yamaha Motors||JSL Division 2||17||3|
|1983||JSL Division 1||18||2|
|Japan national team|