Naoto Otake

Naoto Otake
Personal information
Full name Naoto Otake
Date of birth (1968-10-18) October 18, 1968
Place of birth Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–1990 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 Yokohama Flügels 188 (2)
1998–2001 Kyoto Purple Sanga 99 (3)
Total 287 (5)
National team
1994 Japan 1 (0)

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

Naoto Otake (大嶽 直人 Ōtake Naoto, born October 18, 1968) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was a defender. His younger brother Masato was also a professional footballer.


Otake was educated at and played for Tokai University Fuzoku Daiichi High School and Juntendo University. After leaving the university in 1990, he joined the Japan Soccer League side All Nippon Airways. When Japan's first-ever professional league J1 League started in 1993, All Nippon Airways was transformed to Yokohama Flügels for whom he continued to play. He moved to Kyoto Purple Sanga at the beginning of 1998 season and retired from the game as a Sanga player in 2001.

He was capped once for the Japanese national team when he played in a friendly against Australia on September 27, 1994 at the Tokyo National Olympic Stadium. He was a member of the Japan team that won the 1992 AFC Asian Cup but did not play in the tournament.

He is currently a coach at Giravanz Kitakyushu.

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
1990/91All Nippon AirwaysJSL Division 110000010
1992Yokohama FlügelsJ1 League-8181
1998Kyoto Purple SangaJ1 League3112040371
2001J2 League1820010192
Country Japan 28751605013536
Total 28751605013536

National team statistics

Japan national team

Honors and awards

Team honors


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