Hiroshi Kiyotake



Currently at Cerezo Osaka, Japan


I’m very pleased to have this opportunity as a Yanmar Ambassador to join together with everyone at YANMAR and take on the challenges the future holds.

Every day I work with my teammates to raise the bar and create better and more exciting plays and open up new opportunities.
I feel this is something I have in common with YANMAR, as they strive to realize an exciting future and create new value in the world through technology.
As a ‘Yanmar Ambassador’ I will strengthen my resolve and give my best on field so that everyone can experience the thrill and excitement that football brings to the world.

I’m counting on your support.

Yanmar Ambassador Hiroshi Kiyotake

Yanmar Ambassador Hiroshi Kiyotake

In his role as a Yanmar Ambassador, Kiyotake attends various events at which he helps to convey to children the importance of taking on challenges. He has also appeared in Yanmar commercials.
As part of Kiyotake’s transfer from Sevilla FC back to Cerezo Osaka, a friendly match between the two teams was arranged in July 2017 as part of “J.League International Series” in Japan.
In partnership with Kiyotake, inviting the Spanish giants to town provided excitement for football fans not just in Osaka, but all over Japan.


The talented midfielder was born on November 12, 1989 in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

In the 2012/13 season, Kiyotake left Cerezo Osaka to join German Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg. Selected as part of the first team from the season opener, he soon became a star player at the club, contributing 10 assists that year. In the 2014/15 season, he stayed in the Bundesliga, transferring to Hanover 96. In his two years with Hanover, Kiyotake made 53 league appearances and scored 10 goals. For the 2016/17 season, he moved to the Spanish La Liga and the prestigious Sevilla FC; without doubt, a player on the world stage. In 2017 he returned to his former club Cerezo Osaka. Having represented the Japan national team since 2011, and with 40 caps under his belt, Kiyotake is truly a midfielder of outstanding talent and capabilities.

Kiyotake played for Cerezo Osaka from 2010 to 2012.

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