Kisho Yano

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Kisho Yano
Personal information
Full name Kisho Yano
Date of birth (1984-04-05) April 5, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Playing position Forward, Defender
Club information
Current team
Tochigi SC
Youth career
2000–2002 Hamana High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Kashiwa Reysol 39 (4)
2006–2010 Albirex Niigata 152 (30)
2010–2012 Freiburg 15 (0)
2012 Albirex Niigata 30 (2)
2013–2016 Nagoya Grampus 114 (8)
2017–2019 Albirex Niigata 94 (8)
2020– Tochigi SC 37 (7)
National team
2007–2010 Japan 19 (2)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Kisho Yano (矢野 貴章, Yano Kisho, born April 5, 1984) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yano was born in Hamamatsu on April 5, 1984. After graduating from Hamana High School, he joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 2003. He played as substitute forward from first season. Although his opportunity to play increased late from summer 2005, Reysol was relegated to J2 League end of 2005 season. In 2006, he was transferred to Albirex Niigata with teammate Mitsuru Nagata. He quickly established himself as a first-choice forward. Although his play style was a tall center forward, he was converted to right winger of three forwards in 2009 because Niigata gain same style forward Hideo Oshima. In August 2010, Yano was transferred to German Bundesliga club Freiburg. After an unsuccessful stint in Europe, he returned to Japan and signed for Niigata in February 2012. Although he initially played as regular forward, he lost his position and he played many matches as substitute forward from June. The club results were also sluggish and finished at the 15th place of 18 clubs in 2012 season. In 2013, Yano moved to Nagoya Grampus. Although he initially played as center forward instead Joshua Kennedy who was injured, Kennedy came back in May and Yano played many matches as substitute forward. In 2014, Yano was converted to right side back by new manager Akira Nishino and became a regular player as right side back. Although he played as regular player every season, Nagoya finished at the 16th place of 18 clubs in 2016 season and was relegated to J2 League. In 2017, Yano re-joined Albirex Niigata for the first time in four years. Although he played many matches as right side back, Niigata was relegated to J2 end of 2017 season. He was returned to his original position forward by new manager Masakazu Suzuki in 2018. In 2020, he moved to Tochigi SC.

On March 24, 2007, Yano debuted for the Japan national team against Peru. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2007 Asian Cup and played two games as a substitute. In 2010. he was selected the Japan for 2010 World Cup. At the World Cup, he played one match as substitute against Cameroon. This match is his last match for Japan. He played 19 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2003 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 18 2 0 0 2 0 20 2
2004 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
2005 19 2 2 0 1 0 22 2
2006 Albirex Niigata J1 League 33 6 2 1 6 1 41 8
2007 33 7 1 0 6 1 40 8
2008 33 6 2 0 3 0 38 6
2009 33 8 4 5 1 0 38 13
2010 20 3 0 0 2 0 22 3
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere LigapokalTotal
2010/11 Freiburg Bundesliga 15 0 0 0 - 15 0
2011/12 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2012 Albirex Niigata J1 League 30 2 2 0 4 0 36 2
2013 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 29 1 1 0 5 1 35 2
2014 26 2 4 0 6 1 36 3
2015 28 3 0 0 7 0 35 3
2016 31 2 0 0 3 0 34 2
2017 Albirex Niigata J1 League 23 1 1 0 0 0 24 1
2018 J2 League 39 5 0 0 2 1 41 6
2019 32 2 1 0 - 33 2
2020 Tochigi SC J2 League 37 7 - - 37 7
2021
Country Japan 466 59 21 6 49 5 536 70
Germany 15 0 0 0 - 15 0
Total 481 59 21 6 49 5 551 70

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2007 7 1
2008 5 0
2009 4 1
2010 3 0
Total 19 2

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]