Hideto Suzuki (鈴木 秀人, Suzuki Hideto, born October 7, 1974) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.
|Full name||Hideto Suzuki|
|Date of birth||October 7, 1974|
|Place of birth||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1990–1992||Hamamatsu Commercial High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Suzuki was born in Hamamatsu on October 7, 1974. After graduating from Hamamatsu Commercial High School, he joined Japan Football League club Yamaha Motors (later Júbilo Iwata) in 1993. Although he did not play in the match, the club won the 2nd place in 1993 and was promoted to J1 League. He debuted in 1995 and he became a regular player. He was a central player in golden era in club history. The club won the champions at J1 League 3 times (1999, 1999, 2002). The club also won 1998 J.League Cup and 2003 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions at 1998–99 Asian Club Championship and 2nd place at 1999–00 and 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. From the late 2000s, his opportunity to play decreased. He retired end of 2009 season. He played 328 games and scored 9 goals in the league.
In July 1996, Suzuki was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics and he played all 3 matches. Although Japan won 2 matches, Japan lost at First round. At this time, Japan won Brazil in first game. It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan.
In June 1997, Suzuki was selected Japan national team for 1998 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on June 28, he debuted against Oman. He was also selected Japan for 1999 Copa América, but he did not play in the match.
After the retirement, Suzuki started coaching career at Júbilo Iwata in 2010. He served as an assistant coach for the youth team from 2010. In 2014, he became an assistant coach for top team. On July 1, 2019, he became a manager for top team as Hiroshi Nanami successor. However he resigned for health reasons on August 15.
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Asia||Total|
|1993||Yamaha Motors||Football League||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||0||0|
|1994||Júbilo Iwata||J1 League||0||0||0||0||0||0||-||0||0|
|Japan national team|
- ↑ Hideto Suzuki at National-Football-Teams.com
- ↑ Hideto Suzuki at J.League (in Japanese)
- ↑ Japan National Football Team Database
- Hideto Suzuki at Olympedia
- Hideto Suzuki at FIFA
- Hideto Suzuki at J.League (player) (in Japanese)
- Hideto Suzuki at J.League (manager) (in Japanese)
- Hideto Suzuki at National Football Teams.com
- Hideto Suzuki at Soccerway.com
- Hideto Suzuki at WorldFootball.net
- Hideto Suzuki at Transfermarkt (player)
- Hideto Suzuki at Transfermarkt (manager)