Hitoshi Nakata

Hitoshi Nakata (中田 仁司, Nakata Hitoshi, born January 17, 1962) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Hitoshi Nakata
中田 仁司
Personal information
Full name Hitoshi Nakata
Date of birth (1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1979 Nihon University High School
1980–1983 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1991 Fujita Industries
1991–1993 Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Teams managed
2005 Nagoya Grampus Eight
2015 Yokohama FC
2016–2017 Yokohama FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Nakata was born in Osaka Prefecture on January 17, 1962. After graduating from Tokai University, he played Fujita Industries (1984-1991) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical (1991-1993).

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Nakata started coaching career at Otsuka Pharmaceutical (later Tokushima Vortis). He coached at Otsuka Pharmaceutical (1993-1995), Yokohama F. Marinos (1996-1999), Cerezo Osaka (2000-2003) and Nagoya Grampus Eight (2004-2007). In 2005, he also managed Nagoya Grampus Eight from September to December. In 2008, he moved to Tokushima Vortis and became Technical Advisor until October 2014. In 2015, he moved to Yokohama FC and became Technical Director. In September 2015, manager Miloš Rus resigned for health reasons.[1] Nakata became a manager and managed 11 matches until end of the season. In 2016 season, although Rus returned to manager, Rus resigned for heart arrhythmia in June.[2] So, Nakata became a manager again.[3] In October 2017, he was sacked for poor performance.[4]

Managerial statisticsEdit

[5]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2005 2005 10 2 1 7 020.00
Yokohama FC 2015 2015 11 4 5 2 036.36
Yokohama FC 2016 2017 62 27 15 20 043.55
Total 83 33 21 29 039.76

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yokohama FC(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Yokohama FC(in Japanese)
  3. ^ Yokohama FC(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Yokohama FC(in Japanese)
  5. ^ J.League Data Site(in Japanese)

External linksEdit