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Toru Oniki
鬼木 達
Personal information
Full name Toru Oniki
Date of birth (1974-04-20) April 20, 1974 (age 49)
Place of birth Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.68 m
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Kawasaki Frontale (manager)
Youth career
1990–1992 Funabashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Kashima Antlers 27 (1)
1998 Kawasaki Frontale (loan) 27 (1)
2000–2006 Kawasaki Frontale 133 (1)
Total 187 (3)
Teams managed
2017– Kawasaki Frontale
Honours
Kashima Antlers
Winner J1 League 1996
Runner-up J1 League 1993
Runner-up J1 League 1997
Winner J.League Cup 1997
Runner-up J.League Cup 1999
Winner Emperor's Cup 1997
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1993
Kawasaki Frontale
Runner-up J1 League 2006
Runner-up J.League Cup 2000
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Toru Oniki (鬼木 達, Oniki Tōru, born April 20, 1974) is a Japanese football manager and former player. He is currently manager of J1 League club Kawasaki Frontale.

Playing career

Oniki was born in Funabashi on April 20, 1974. After graduating from high school, he joined Kashima Antlers in 1993. He played as mainly defensive midfielder. However he could not become a regular player behind Jorginho and Yasuto Honda. In 1998, he moved to Japan Football League club Kawasaki Frontale on loan. He played as regular player and the club won the 2nd place. In 1999, although he returned to Antlers, he could not play many matches. In 2000, he moved to newly promoted J1 League club, Kawasaki Frontale again. In 2000, he played many matches and the club won the 2nd place 2000 J.League Cup. Although the club finished at bottom place in the league and was relegated to J2 League, he became a regular player from 2001 season. Although his opportunity to play decreased from 2003, the club won the champions in 2004 and was promoted to J1 League. He could hardly play in the match from 2005 and he retired end of 2006 season.

Coaching career

After retirement, Oniki started coaching career at Kawasaki Frontale in 2007. He mainly served as coach for top team until 2016. In 2017, he became a manager. Frontale won the 2017 J1 League and came 2nd place in the 2017 Emperor's Cup. In 2018, Frontale won the J1 League and won again for the next 2 years in a row.

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
1993 Kashima Antlers J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 4 0 0 0 - 4 0
1996 11 0 2 0 3 1 16 1
1997 5 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
1998 Kawasaki Frontale Football League 27 1 3 1 3 0 33 2
1999 Kashima Antlers J1 League 7 1 0 0 3 0 10 1
2000 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 21 1 0 0 7 0 28 1
2001 J2 League 40 0 5 0 3 0 48 0
2002 39 0 5 0 - 44 0
2003 13 0 2 0 - 15 0
2004 19 0 0 0 - 19 0
2005 J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 187 3 17 1 23 1 227 5

Managerial statistics

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Kawasaki Frontale 1 February 2017 present &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 &&&&&&&&&&&&0194.&&&&&0194 &&&&&&&&&&&&&084.&&&&&084 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.23000057.23
Total &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 &&&&&&&&&&&&0194.&&&&&0194 &&&&&&&&&&&&&084.&&&&&084 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.23000057.23

Honours

Manager

Kawasaki Frontale

See also

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