Naoki Naruo

Naoki Naruo
Personal information
Full name Naoki Naruo
Date of birth (1974-10-05) October 5, 1974
Place of birth Iwate, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1993–1996 Iwate University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Montedio Yamagata 12 (5)
1998 Sony Sendai 28 (13)
1999–2000 Albirex Niigata 72 (25)
2001–2002 Júbilo Iwata 0 (0)
2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 (0)
2003–2004 Sagan Tosu 48 (5)
Total 163 (48)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Albirex Niigata Ladies
2009 Albirex Niigata Singapore
2011–2015 Grulla Morioka
2016– Albirex Niigata Singapore

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

Naoki Naruo (鳴尾 直軌 Naruo Naoki, born October 5, 1974) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He currently is the head coach of Albirex Niigata Singapore in S.League.[1]

Naruo first coached Albirex Niigata Singapore in 2009, ending the season in seventh position. He then went back to Japan to coach Grulla Morioka for five years, leading the club to ascend from semi-professional Tohoku Soccer League to a J3 League team. Naruo rejoined Albirex Niigata Singapore in 2016, replacing Tatsuyuki Okuyama.[2] He led the White Swans to an unprecedented sweep of all four of the league's major trophies.[3] This led to him being named the 2016 S.League Coach of the Year.[4] 2 days after winning the award, Naruo announced that he is leaving the newly crowned champions.[5]

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 League Cup Total
1997Montedio YamagataFootball League12500-125
1998Sony SendaiFootball League281321-3014
1999Albirex NiigataJ2 League3683020418
2001Júbilo IwataJ1 League00000000
2002Sanfrecce HiroshimaJ1 League30000030
2003Sagan TosuJ2 League38510-395
Total Japan 16348714017449
Career total 16348714017449

Managerial statistics


Team From To Record
Grulla Morioka 2014 2015 69 20 20 29 28.99
Albirex Niigata (S) 2016 2016 24 16 2 6 66.67
Total 93 36 22 35 38.71


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