Position : Right wing
DOB : 21 Jun 1974
Height : 1.73m
Weight : 69kg
Nickname : Kiyo
Agreed to play for one more season after thinking about retiring at the end of the 2009 season. Will be glad that he did so as he had a very good 2010 season which culminated in Avispa getting promotion back to J1.
Despite having played nearly 400 games he was still showing great heart for the fight in his final season and was someone who the other players could look to as a model professional.
Playing as a right winger he was capable of switching wings, but was most effective as a supplier of crosses from the right from both set-pieces and open play.
Scored in his final league game for the club against Fagiano Okayama and was given a good farewell by the fans.
Upon retirement he took up a position as U-18 Coach for Avispa which can only be a good thing as he tries to pass on his heart for the game and excellent technique to the next generation.