Kazuaki Tasaka

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Kazuaki Tasaka
Personal information
Full name Kazuaki Tasaka
Date of birth (1971-08-03) August 3, 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1989 Tokai University Daiichi High School
1990–1993 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka 176 (3)
1999 Shimizu S-Pulse 13 (2)
2000–2002 Cerezo Osaka 76 (4)
Total 265 (9)
National team
1995–1999 Japan 7 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2015 Oita Trinita
2015 Shimizu S-Pulse
2017–2018 Fukushima United FC
2019– Tochigi SC
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuaki Tasaka (田坂 和昭, Tasaka Kazuaki, born August 3, 1971) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tasaka was born in Hiroshima on August 3, 1971. He was educated at and played for Tokai University Daiichi High School and Tokai University. After graduating, he joined newly promoted J1 League side Bellmare Hiratsuka. He was immediately installed as a regular and received the J1 League "Young Player of the Year award" that year. The club also won the 1994 Emperor's Cup. Due to club's financial problem, he was released along with Nobuyuki Kojima, Wagner Lopes, Hong Myung-bo and Yoshihiro Natsuka at the end of the 1998 season. He moved to Shimizu S-Pulse (1999) and then to Cerezo Osaka (2000–2002) where he finished his playing career.

Tasaka was capped 7 times for the Japan national team between 1995 and 1999. His first international appearance came on May 28, 1995 in a friendly against Ecuador. In March 1999, he was selected Japan for the first time in 4 years by Philippe Troussier. He also played at 1999 Copa América.

After the retirement, started coaching career at Cerezo Osaka in 2003. He mainly served as an assistant coach until 2004. In 2006, he signed with Shimizu S-Pulse and served as an assistant coach. In 2011, he moved to J2 League club Oita Trinita and became a manager. In 2012, the club won the 6th place and was promoted to J1 League. However the club finished at the bottom place in 2013 and was relegated to J2 in a year. He was sacked in June 2015. In July 2015, he returned to J1 club Shimizu S-Pulse and became an assistant coach under the manager Katsumi Oenoki. In August, he became a manager as Oenoki successor. However the club was relegated to J2 end of the 2015 season and he resigned. In 2016, he signed with with J2 club Matsumoto Yamaga FC and served an assistant coach. In 2017, he moved to J3 League cub Fukushima United FC and became a manager. In 2019, he moved to J2 club Tochigi SC.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1994 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 35 0 5 1 1 0 41 1
1995 47 1 0 0 - 47 1
1996 30 0 3 0 15 0 48 0
1997 31 2 3 0 5 0 39 2
1998 33 0 2 0 3 0 38 0
1999 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 13 2 0 0 2 0 15 2
2000 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 30 1 3 0 4 0 37 1
2001 29 1 4 0 2 0 35 1
2002 J2 League 17 2 1 0 - 18 2
Country Japan 265 9 21 1 32 0 318 10
Total 265 9 21 1 32 0 318 10

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 4 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 3 0
Total 7 0

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Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Oita Trinita 2011 2015 172 54 47 71 31.40
Shimizu S-Pulse 2015 2015 12 1 4 7 &08.33
Fukushima United FC 2017 2018 64 22 17 25 34.38
Tochigi SC 2019 present !
Total 248 77 68 103 31.05

References[change | change source]

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

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