Yasutaro Matsuki

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Yasutaro Matsuki
Personal information
Full name Yasutaro Matsuki
Date of birth (1957-11-28) November 28, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1968–1972 Yomiuri
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1990 Yomiuri 269 (9)
Total 269 (9)
National team
1984–1986 Japan 11 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Verdy Kawasaki
1998 Cerezo Osaka
2001 Tokyo Verdy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasutaro Matsuki (松木 安太郎, Matsuki Yasutaro, born November 28, 1957) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Matsuki was born in Chuo, Tokyo on November 28, 1957. He joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Yomiuri from their youth team in 1973. The club was promoted to Division 1 in 1978. The club won the champions in Japan Soccer League 3 times, JSL Cup 2 times and Emperor's Cup 3 times. From 1983, he also served as captain. This was golden era in club history. He retired in 1990. He played 269 games and scored 9 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven 3 times.

In April 1984, Matsuki was selected the Japan national team for 1984 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on April 15, he debuted against Thailand. He also played at 1986 World Cup qualification and 1986 Asian Games. He played 11 games for Japan until 1986.

After retirement, Matsuki started coaching career at Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, Tokyo Verdy) in 1990. In 1993, he became a manager. The club won the champions at J1 League and J.League Cup and he was selected Best Manager awards for 2 years in a row (1993-1994). He resigned end of 1994 season. In 1998, he signed with Cerezo Osaka and managed in 1 season. In 2001, he returned to Tokyo Verdy in the first year after relocating to Tokyo. However he was sacked in July.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1973 Yomiuri JSL Division 2 0 0 - 0 0
1974 8 0 - 8 0
1975 18 0 - 18 0
1976 17 2 2 0 4 0 23 2
1977 18 0 3 0 4 0 25 0
1978 JSL Division 1 18 0 2 0 6 0 26 0
1979 18 0 2 0 4 0 24 0
1980 17 1 3 1 2 0 22 2
1981 18 1 5 0 1 0 24 1
1982 17 0 3 0 1 0 21 0
1983 18 2 3 0 3 0 24 2
1984 18 2 5 0 0 0 23 2
1985/86 22 1 2 0 4 1 28 2
1986/87 22 0 5 1 1 0 28 1
1987/88 19 0 4 1 1 0 24 1
1988/89 21 0 3 0 2 0 26 0
1989/90 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
Country Japan 269 9 43 3 36 1 348 13
Total 269 9 43 3 36 1 348 13

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1984 3 0
1985 6 0
1986 2 0
Total 11 0

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