|Full name||Takashi Sekizuka|
|Date of birth||October 26, 1960|
|Place of birth||Funabashi, Chiba, Japan|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|1976–1978||Yachiyo High School|
|1998||Kashima Antlers (caretaker)|
|1999||Kashima Antlers (caretaker)|
|2014–2016||JEF United Chiba|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Sekizuka was born in Funabashi on October 26, 1960. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Honda in 1984. In the 1984 season, he was selected "Rookie of the Year award" and Best Eleven. He played 112 games and scored 36 goals in Japan Soccer League. He retired end of the 1990/91 season.
After the retirement, Sekizuka became an assistant coach for Kashima Antlers under manager Masakatsu Miyamoto in 1993. In 1995, he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse with Miyamoto. In 1996, he returned Kashima and coached until 2003. In July 1998 and August 1999, he also managed the club as caretaker manager. In 2004, he moved to J2 League club Kawasaki Frontale and became a manager. In first season, he led the club to the champions and the club was promoted J1 League. In April 2008, he resigned for health reasons. In 2009, he returned the club as manager, but he resigned end of the 2009 season. In September 2010, he became a manager for Japan U-23 national team for 2012 Summer Olympics and an assistant coach for Japan national team. At 2012 Summer Olympics, he led Japan to the 4th place. From 2013, he managed Júbilo Iwata (2013) and JEF United Chiba (2014-2016).
Statistics[change | change source]
|1984||Honda||JSL Division 1||18||11|