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Kisho Yano

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 12
  • Date of birth: 5 April, 1984 (26 years old)
  • Height: 6'1" (185cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Kisho Yano
0|0 Kisho Yano
1 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Kisho Yano
0 Kisho Yano
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Kisho Yano
0|0 Kisho Yano
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

Player Profile

A surprise inclusion, Yano’s height and ability to hold up the ball provide Japan with options in attack. In and out of the squad under coach Takeshi Okada, the Albirex Niigata striker was recalled for the first time since last June for April’s 3-0 defeat by Serbia and will start on the bench.

He made his international debut in 2007 against Peru and represented his country at the 2001 Under-17 World Cup finals.

The striker came through the youth ranks at Jubilo Iwata but left for Kashiwa Reysol before making a first-team appearance. His J-League debut came in 2003 and after four goals in 39 league appearances over the course of three seasons, he signed for Niigata, where his J-League record stands at 27 goals in 144 games.

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