Takeshi Okada

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Takeshi Okada
岡田 武史
Personal information
Full name Takeshi Okada
Date of birth (1956-08-25) August 25, 1956 (age 62)
Place of birth Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1972–1974 Tennoji High School
1976–1979 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1990 Furukawa Electric 189 (9)
Total 189 (9)
National team
1980–1985 Japan 24 (1)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Japan
1999–2001 Consadole Sapporo
2003–2006 Yokohama F. Marinos
2007–2010 Japan
2012–2013 Hangzhou Greentown
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Takeshi Okada (岡田 武史, Okada Takeshi, born August 25, 1956) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He also managed Japan national team.

Club career

Okada was born in Osaka on August 25, 1956. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Japan Soccer League (JSL) club Furukawa Electric in 1980. In 1982, the club won 1982 JSL Cup. In 1986, the club won JSL and JSL Cup and he was elected Best Eleven. The club also won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is the first Asian champions as Japanese club. He retired in 1990. He played 189 games and scored 9 goals in the league.

National team career

On June 9, 1980, Okada debuted for Japan national team against Hong Kong. In 1982, he elected Japan for 1982 Asian Games. At Asian Games, he played 2 games and scored a goal against South Korea. He also played at 1980 Summer Olympics qualification and 1986 World Cup qualification. He played 24 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1985.[1]

Coaching career

After retirement, Okada started coaching career at Furukawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara) in 1990. In 1995, he became a coach for Japan national team. During 1998 World Cup qualification Final round in October 1997, Japan's manager Shu Kamo was sacked and Okada named new manager. In November, Okada led Japan to won qualify for 1998 World Cup first time in Japan's history. At 1998 World Cup, Japan lost all 3 matches and he resigned after the World Cup.

In 1999, Okada signed with J2 League club Consadole Sapporo. In 2000, he led the club to won J2 League and promoted the club to J1 League. He resigned end of 2001 season. In 2003, he signed with Yokohama F. Marinos. The club won the league chamoipns and he was also elected Best Manager for 2 years in a row in 2003 and 2004. From 2005, the club performance was sluggish and he resigned in August 2006.

In November 2007, Japan national team manager Ivica Osim was suffered a cerebral infarction. In December, Okada was named a new manager for Japan. In 2008, he elected new young player, Atsuto Uchida, Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo, Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki and so on. In 2009, Japan won to qualify for 2010 World Cup. Okada gained worldwide attention for leading Japan to ninth-place finish in the 2010 World Cup. He was commended for turning his Japanese team of young, inexperienced unknowns into a slick passing, talented squad of youngsters.[2] He resigned after 2010 World Cup. In November, he was elected AFC Coach of the Year awards.

Okada signed a contract with Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown on 14 December 2011.[3] He extended his contract for two years in the end of 2012 season. However, he resigned from Hangzhou on 5 November 2013.[4]

In November 2014, he bought a majority stake in FC Imabari and became a chairman of the club.[5] In March 2016, he became a vice-president of Japan Football Association and served until March 2018.

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup JSL Cup Total
1980 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 14 0 14 0
1981 17 0 17 0
1982 18 0 18 0
1983 15 1 15 1
1984 17 0 17 0
1985/86 22 4 22 4
1986/87 21 1 21 1
1987/88 22 1 22 1
1988/89 21 1 21 1
1989/90 22 1 2 0 24 1
Country Japan 189 9 0 0 2 0 191 10
Total 189 9 0 0 2 0 191 10

National team statistics

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1980 3 0
1981 5 0
1982 2 1
1983 7 0
1984 4 0
1985 3 0
Total 24 1

Managerial statistics

[6]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Japan national team 1997 1998 15 5 4 6 033.33
Consadole Sapporo 1999 2001 106 58 16 32 054.72
Yokohama F. Marinos 2003 2006 113 52 32 29 046.02
Japan national team 2007 2010 50 26 13 11 052.00
Total 284 141 65 78 049.65

Honors

As player

Team

Football Player and Manager

Individual

Team

References

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ BBC world cup report, summary on Japan's performance
  3. ^ 冈田武史正式成为杭州绿城主帅(in Chinese)
  4. ^ 杭州绿城官方宣布冈田武史明年不再担任球队主帅 (in Chinese)
  5. ^ japantimes.co.jp
  6. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

External links

  • Takeshi Okada at National-Football-Teams.com
  • Japan National Football Team Database
  • Takeshi Okada at J.League (in Japanese)
  • Biography(in Japanese)
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