Kazuaki Tasaka

Kazuaki Tasaka
Personal information
Full name Kazuaki Tasaka
Date of birth (1971-08-03) August 3, 1971
Place of birth Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1993 Tokai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka 176 (3)
1999 Shimizu S-Pulse 13 (2)
2000–2002 Cerezo Osaka 76 (4)
Total 265 (9)
National team
1995–1999 Japan 7 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2015 Oita Trinita
2015 Shimizu S-Pulse

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kazuaki Tasaka (田坂 和昭 Tasaka Kazuaki, born August 3, 1971) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was a defensive midfielder.


He was capped 7 times for the Japanese national team between 1995 and 1999. His first international appearance came on May 28, 1995 in a friendly against Ecuador at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

He was educated at and played for Tokai University Daiichi High School and Tokai University. After graduating, he joined newly promoted J1 League side Bellmare Hiratsuka. He was immediately installed as a regular and received the J1 League Young Player of the Year award that year. Due to club's financial problem, he was released along with Nobuyuki Kojima, Wagner Lopes, Hong Myung-bo and Yoshihiro Natsuka at the end of the 1998 season. He moved to Shimizu S-Pulse (1999) and then to Cerezo Osaka (2000–2002) where he finished his playing career.[1]

He worked as a coach at Cerezo's youth setup from 2003. He was promoted to an assistant coach of the club's top team in the middle of the 2004 season and helped them to stay up at J1 League. He was offered a contract extension but he declined it to prepare for acquiring the S-Class Coaching License, a prerequisite to manage a J.League club, and study coaching skills abroad. He attained the S-Class License in 2005. He became a coach at Shimizu S-Pulse's satellite team in 2006, and was promoted to an assistant coach of club's top team in 2007.

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 J.League Cup Total
1994Bellmare HiratsukaJ1 League3505110411
1999Shimizu S-PulseJ1 League1320020152
2000Cerezo Osaka3013040371
2002J2 League17210-182
Country Japan 265921132031810
Total 265921132031810

National team statistics


Japan national team

Managerial statistics


Team From To Record
Oita Trinita 2011 2015 172 54 47 71 31.40
Shimizu S-Pulse 2015 2015 12 1 4 7 08.33
Total 184 55 51 78 29.89

Honors and awards

Individual honors


  1. "Stats Centre: Kazuaki Tasaka Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. Kazuaki Tasaka at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. J.League Data Site(Japanese)
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