Hajime Moriyasu

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Hajime Moriyasu
Hajime Moriyasu at Iran-Japan pre-match conference 2.jpg
Moriyasu managing Japan in 2019
Personal information
Full name Hajime Moriyasu
Date of birth (1968-08-23) August 23, 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1986 Nagasaki Nihon University High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–2001 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 271 (34)
1998Kyoto Purple Sanga (loan) 32 (1)
2002–2003 Vegalta Sendai 45 (0)
Total 348 (35)
National team
1992–1996 Japan 35 (1)
Teams managed
2012–2017 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2017–2020 Japan U-23
2018– Japan
Honours
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J1 League 1994
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1987
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1995
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1996
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1999
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Winner 1992 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hajime Moriyasu (森保 一, Moriyasu Hajime, born August 23, 1968) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Moriyasu was born in Kakegawa on August 23, 1968. After graduating from Nagasaki Nihon University High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Mazda (later Sanfrecce Hiroshima) in 1987. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and the club joined new league, J1 League. The club won the 2nd place in 1994 J1 League and 1995 and 1996 Emperor's Cup. In 1998, he moved to Kyoto Purple Sanga on loan. In 1999, he returned to Sanfrecce. He played 271 matches and scored 34 goals for the club until 2001. In 2002, he moved to newly was promoted to J1 League club, Vegalta Sendai. He retired end of 2003 season.

On May 31, 1992, Moriyasu debuted for the Japan national team against Argentina. In 1992, he was selected the Japan for 1992 Asian Cup which held in Japan and Japan team won the champions. In 1993, he played at 1994 World Cup qualification in Doha. However Japan failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. It was known as the "Agony of Doha" (ドーハの悲劇) in Japan. He played 35 games and scored 1 goals for Japan until 1996.

After the retirement, Moriyasu started coaching career at Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2004. In 2007, he became an assistant coach for the top team. In 2010, he moved to Albirex Niigata. In 2012, he returned to Sanfrecce and became a manager. The club won the J1 League champions in 2012, 2013 and 2015. However the club results were bad in the 2017 season and he resigned in July. In October, he became a manager for Japan U-23 national team. In April 2018, he also became an assistant coach under the manager Akira Nishino for Japan national team. After the 2018 World Cup, Moriyasu became a new manager as Nishino successor. In 2019, Japan won the 2nd place at 2019 Asian Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1987/88 Mazda JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988/89 JSL Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989/90 19 8 0 0 0 0 19 8
1990/91 27 13 0 0 3 1 30 14
1991/92 JSL Division 1 18 4 0 0 0 0 18 4
1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League - 0 0 8 1 8 1
1993 35 2 4 1 0 0 39 3
1994 40 3 3 0 1 0 44 3
1995 25 4 5 0 - 30 4
1996 26 3 5 0 14 2 45 5
1997 25 1 2 0 5 0 32 1
1998 Kyoto Purple Sanga J1 League 32 1 2 0 4 0 38 1
1999 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 27 1 0 0 3 1 30 2
2000 22 0 0 0 2 0 24 0
2001 16 0 1 0 3 0 20 0
2002 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 27 0 2 0 6 1 35 1
2003 18 0 1 0 3 1 22 1
Country Japan 357 40 25 1 52 7 434 48
Total 357 40 25 1 52 7 434 48

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1992 7 0
1993 15 0
1994 4 0
1995 6 0
1996 3 1
Total 35 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Hajime Moriyasu at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Hajime Moriyasu at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

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