Hiroshige Yanagimoto

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Hiroshige Yanagimoto
Personal information
Full name Hiroshige Yanagimoto
Date of birth (1972-10-15) October 15, 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1988–1990 Nara Ikuei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 174 (4)
1999–2002 Gamba Osaka 73 (0)
2003–2006 Cerezo Osaka 73 (0)
Total 320 (4)
National team
1995–1997 Japan 30 (0)
Honours
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J1 League 1994
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1995
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1996
Cerezo Osaka
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2003
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hiroshige Yanagimoto (柳本 啓成, Yanagimoto Hiroshige, born October 15, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yanagimoto was born in Higashiosaka on October 15, 1972. After graduating from Nara Ikuei High School, he joined Mazda (later Sanfrecce Hiroshima) in 1991. He played as regular player at right side-back. The club won the 2nd place at 1994 J1 League, 1995 and 1996 Emperor's Cup. In 1999, he moved to his local club Gamba Osaka. He moved to Osaka Prefecture's cross town rivals, Cerezo Osaka in 2003. The club won the 2nd place at 2003 Emperor's Cup. He retired end of 2006 season.

In January 1995, Yanagimoto was selected for the Japan national team for the 1995 King Fahd Cup. At this competition, on January 8, he debuted against Argentina. After debut, he became a regular player at right side-back. In 1996, he played in all matches included 1996 Asian Cup. However at 1998 World Cup qualification in March 1997, he got hurt and subsequently dropped from the national team. He had played 30 games for Japan until 1997.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1991/92 Mazda JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 19 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
1994 40 4 3 1 1 0 44 5
1995 50 0 5 0 - 55 0
1996 29 0 5 1 14 0 48 1
1997 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1998 23 0 2 0 4 0 29 0
1999 Gamba Osaka J1 League 20 0 0 0 4 0 24 0
2000 14 0 4 0 2 0 20 0
2001 28 0 2 0 4 0 34 0
2002 11 0 0 0 5 0 16 0
2003 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 17 0 5 0 0 0 22 0
2004 13 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
2005 28 0 4 0 7 0 39 0
2006 15 0 0 0 5 0 20 0
Country Japan 320 4 32 2 48 0 400 6
Total 320 4 32 2 48 0 400 6

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 12 0
1996 13 0
1997 5 0
Total 30 0

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