Koji Yamase

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Koji Yamase
Personal information
Full name Koji Yamase
Date of birth (1981-09-22) September 22, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ehime FC
Youth career
1997–1999 Hokkai High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Consadole Sapporo 52 (9)
2003–2004 Urawa Reds 42 (11)
2005–2010 Yokohama F. Marinos 157 (32)
2011–2012 Kawasaki Frontale 51 (8)
2013–2016 Kyoto Sanga FC 128 (19)
2017–2018 Avispa Fukuoka 69 (7)
2019– Ehime FC 70 (5)
National team
2006–2010 Japan 13 (5)
Honours
Urawa Reds
Runner-up J1 League 2004
Winner J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2004
Representing  Japan
AFC U-20 Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2000 Iran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Koji Yamase (山瀬 功治, Yamase Koji, born September 22, 1981) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Yukihiro Yamase is also a former footballer.

Biography[change | change source]

Yamase was born in Sapporo on September 22, 1981. After graduating from Hokkai High School, he joined J2 League club Consadole Sapporo in 2000. He played many matches as offensive midfielder from first season under manager Takeshi Okada. Consadole also won the champions in 2000 season and was promoted to J1 League. In 2000, he played as regular player and was selected "Rookie of the Year award". Although he was given number 10 shirt, he could not play at all in the match for injured from summer 2002. Consadole also finished at the bottom place in 2002 season and was relegated to J2. In 2003, Yamase moved to J1 club Urawa Reds. Reds won the champions 2003 J.League Cup. In 2004, Reds won the 2nd place in J1 League and J.League Cup. In 2005, Yamase moved to Yokohama F. Marinos. He was given number 10 shirt and played many matches as offensive midfielder. His brother Yukihiro Yamase also played F. Marinos until 2009. He spent in this club the longest season in his career. In 2011, Yamase moved to Kawasaki Frontale. He played all 34 matches in 2011 season. However his opportunity to play decreased in 2012 season. In 2013, Yamase moved to J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC. He played many matches as regular player until 2016. In 2017, he moved to Avispa Fukuoka and played in 2 seasons. In 2019, he moved to Ehime FC.

In June 2001, Yamase was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2001 World Youth Championship. At this tournament, he played all 3 matches and scored 2 goals. On August 9, 2006, he debuted for the Japan national team under new manager Ivica Osim against Trinidad and Tobago which is Japan's first match after the 2006 World Cup. He played 13 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2000 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 14 2 3 0 1 0 18 2
2001 J1 League 24 3 1 0 0 0 25 3
2002 14 4 0 0 2 0 16 4
2003 Urawa Reds J1 League 24 6 1 0 6 2 31 8
2004 18 5 0 0 7 2 25 7
2005 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 19 1 0 0 4 0 23 1
2006 20 6 3 0 1 0 24 6
2007 32 11 2 0 10 3 44 14
2008 25 4 1 0 3 0 29 4
2009 28 5 2 1 9 5 39 11
2010 33 5 6 1 3 2 42 8
2011 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 34 6 3 0 4 2 41 8
2012 17 2 2 2 2 0 21 4
2013 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 33 8 2 0 - 35 8
2014 38 3 2 1 - 40 4
2015 23 1 0 0 - 23 1
2016 34 7 1 1 - 35 8
2017 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 40 6 0 0 - 40 6
2018 29 1 2 0 - 31 1
2019 Ehime FC J2 League 38 4 0 0 - 38 4
2020 32 1 - - 32 1
2021
Country Japan 569 91 28 7 55 15 652 113
Total 569 91 28 7 55 15 652 113

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 1 0
2007 1 1
2008 10 4
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
Total 13 5

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]