Atsuhiko Ejiri

Atsuhiko Ejiri (江尻 篤彦, Ejiri Atsuhiko, born July 12, 1967) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Atsuhiko Ejiri
江尻 篤彦
Personal information
Full name Atsuhiko Ejiri
Date of birth (1967-07-12) July 12, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1985 Shimizu Commercial High School
1986–1989 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1998 JEF United Ichihara 218 (26)
Total 218 (26)
Teams managed
2009–2010 JEF United Chiba
2019 JEF United Chiba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Ejiri was born in Shizuoka Prefecture on July 12, 1967. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Furukawa Electric (later JEF United Ichihara) in 1990. He played many matches as offensive midfielder from first season and the club won the 2nd place 1990 JSL Cup. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. He played as regular player and also served a captain from 1996. The club won the 2nd place 1998 J.League Cup. He retired end of 1998 season.

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Ejiri became a coach for JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) in 1999. He mainly served as coach for top team. In 2005, he moved to Albirex Niigata and became a coach under manager Yasuharu Sorimachi (2005) and Jun Suzuki (2006). In 2007, he became a coach for Japan U-23 national team under manager Sorimachi and participated in 2008 Summer Olympics.

In 2009, Ejiri returned to JEF United and became a coach under manager Alex Miller. However the club performance was bad and manager Miller was sacked in July 2009. Ejiri became a manager as Miller successor. Although Ejiri managed in 15 matches, the club won only one match and finished at bottom place in the season. The club was relegated from the division 1 first time in the club history. Although he also managed in 2010 season, the club could not return division 1 and he resigned end of 2010 season.

On 18 March 2019, he was appointed manager once again, after the departure of argentine Juan Esnáider. He left his position at the end of 2019 season.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1990/91 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 15 1 5 0 20 1
1991/92 10 1 0 0 10 1
1992 JEF United Ichihara J1 League - 9 0 9 0
1993 36 4 3 1 3 1 42 6
1994 25 1 1 0 0 0 26 1
1995 43 13 1 0 - 44 13
1996 29 2 1 0 14 1 44 3
1997 30 1 1 0 7 0 38 1
1998 30 3 1 0 6 0 37 3
Total 218 26 8 1 44 2 270 29

Managerial statisticsEdit

Update; November 25, 2019[1]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
JEF United Chiba 2009 2010 51 19 12 20 037.25
JEF United Chiba 2019 2019 38 10 11 17 026.32
Total 89 29 23 37 032.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

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