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Eiji Hirata
平田 英治
Personal information
Full name Eiji Hirata
Date of birth (1966-05-16) May 16, 1966 (age 58)
Place of birth Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1982–1984 Yamaguchi High School
1985–1988 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 15 (4)
1993–1994 Švarc Benešov
1994 Yamaguchi Teachers
1995–1998 Otsuka Pharmaceutical 78 (1)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eiji Hirata (平田 英治, Hirata Eiji, born May 16, 1966) is a former Japanese football player.

Playing career

Hirata was born in Yamaguchi on May 16, 1966. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Mazda (later Sanfrecce Hiroshima) in 1989. He debuted in 1990 and he played many matches instead many players for injury. The club also was promoted to Division 1 at the end of the 1990–91 season. In 1993, he moved to the Czech 2. Liga club Švarc Benešov. In 1994, he returned to Japan and joined his local club Yamaguchi Teachers in Regional Leagues. In 1995, he moved to the Japan Football League club Otsuka Pharmaceutical. He retired at the end of the 1998 season.

Coaching career

After retirement, Hirata started coaching career at Otsuka Pharmaceutical (later Tokushima Vortis) in 1999. He mainly served as coach for top team and manager for youth team.

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