Tsuneyasu Miyamoto

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Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Personal information
Full name Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Date of birth (1977-02-07) February 7, 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1992–1994 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2006 Gamba Osaka 295 (7)
2007–2008 Red Bull Salzburg 21 (0)
2009–2011 Vissel Kobe 42 (1)
Total 358 (8)
National team
1993 Japan U-17 4 (0)
1997 Japan U-20 5 (0)
2000 Japan U-23 1 (0)
2000–2006 Japan 71 (3)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Gamba Osaka U-23
2018– Gamba Osaka
Honours
Gamba Osaka
Winner J1 League 2005
Runner-up J.League Cup 2005
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2006
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2004 China
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (宮本 恒靖, Miyamoto Tsuneyasu, born February 7, 1977) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

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Miyamoto was born in Tondabayashi on February 7, 1977. He joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka from their youth team in 1995. He became a regular player as center back from later 1990s. He also served as a captain. He played 295 matches for the club in 12 seasons. In 2005, the club won the champions J1 League. In 2007, he moved to Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg. In January 2009, he returned to Japan and signed with Vissel Kobe. He retired end of the 2011 season.

Miyamoto played for Japan U-17 national team in the 1993 U-17 World Championship and Japan U-20 national team in the 1997 World Youth Championship. He played full-time in all matches in both tournaments. In September 2000, he was also selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2000 Summer Olympics.

On June 18, 2000, Miyamoto debuted for Japan national team against Bolivia. As a center back, he served as captain for Japan in the 2002 World Cup, after an injury to Ryuzo Morioka, who had begun the tournament as captain. He then continued to captain his country through the 2004 Asian Cup and the 2006 World Cup. At 2004 Asian Cup, he played full-time in all 6 matches and Japan won the champions. At 2006 World Cup, he played the first two group matches of the cup, but was suspended for the third and last match against Brazil after he received yellow cards against Australia and Croatia. Yuji Nakazawa wore the armband in his place. This competition was his last game for Japan. He played 71 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2006.

After the retirement, Miyamoto started coaching career at Gamba Osaka in 2015. He became a manager for Gamba Osaka U-23 in 2017. In July 2018, top team manager Levir Culpi was sacked when the club was at the 16th place of 18 clubs. Miyamoto was named new manager as Culpi successor. Miyamoto raised Gamba to the 9th place in 2018 season. In 2020, the club won the 2nd place in J1 League and Emperor's Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1995 Gamba Osaka J1 League 11 0 4 0 - - 15 0
1996 13 0 2 0 7 0 - 22 0
1997 26 1 3 0 4 0 - 33 1
1998 32 0 1 0 4 0 - 37 0
1999 30 0 2 0 2 0 - 34 0
2000 29 0 0 0 4 0 - 33 0
2001 24 0 3 0 2 0 - 29 0
2002 20 1 2 0 2 0 - 24 1
2003 26 1 2 0 5 1 - 33 2
2004 24 0 1 0 0 0 - 25 0
2005 30 3 2 0 4 0 - 36 3
2006 30 1 5 0 0 0 5 1 40 2
AustriaLeague Austrian Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2006/07 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 9 0 1 0 - 0 0 10 0
2007/08 12 0 0 0 - 3 0 15 0
2008/09 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 2 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Vissel Kobe J1 League 32 1 2 0 5 0 - 39 1
2010 6 0 2 0 4 0 - 12 0
2011 4 0 1 0 0 0 - 5 0
Country Japan 337 8 32 0 43 1 5 1 417 10
Austria 21 0 3 0 - 3 0 27 0
Total 358 8 35 0 43 1 8 1 444 10

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2000 2 0
2001 3 0
2002 11 0
2003 10 0
2004 19 2
2005 15 1
2006 11 0
Total 71 3

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