|Full name||Eijun Kiyokumo|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1950|
|Place of birth||Koshu, Yamanashi, Japan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1966–1968||Hikawa High School|
|1994–1995||JEF United Ichihara|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kiyokumo was born in Koshu on September 11, 1950. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric in 1973. In 1976, the club won the champions in Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1977 and 1982 JSL Cup. He retired in 1982. He played 149 games and scored 6 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
On September 28, 1974, Kiyokumo debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea. He played at 1976 Summer Olympics qualification, 1978 World Cup qualification and 1980 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 42 games for Japan until 1980.
After retirement, Kiyokumo became a manager for Furukawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara) as Masao Uchino successor in 1984. He led the club to won 1985/86 Japan Soccer League, 1986 JSL Cup. In Asia, the club won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is first Asian champion as a Japanese club. He resigned in 1990. In 1992, he served an assistant coach for Japan national team under manager Hans Ooft. In 1994, he returned to JEF United Ichihara and managed the club until 1995. In 1998, became a manager for Japan U-20 national team. In 1999, he signed with Omiya Ardija and became a general manager. In October 2003, he became a manager as Masaaki Kanno successor.
Statistics[change | change source]
|1973||Furukawa Electric||JSL Division 1||17||0|
|Japan national team|