|Full name||Hiroshige Yanagimoto|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1972|
|Place of birth||Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1988–1990||Nara Ikuei High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Yanagimoto was born in Higashiosaka on October 15, 1972. After graduating from Nara Ikuei High School, he joined Mazda (later Sanfrecce Hiroshima) in 1991. He played as regular player at right side-back. The club won the 2nd place at 1994 J1 League, 1995 and 1996 Emperor's Cup. In 1999, he moved to his local club Gamba Osaka. He moved to Osaka Prefecture's cross town rivals, Cerezo Osaka in 2003. The club won the 2nd place at 2003 Emperor's Cup. He retired end of 2006 season.
In January 1995, Yanagimoto was selected for the Japan national team for the 1995 King Fahd Cup. At this competition, on January 8, he debuted against Argentina. After debut, he became a regular player at right side-back. In 1996, he played in all matches included 1996 Asian Cup. However at 1998 World Cup qualification in March 1997, he got hurt and subsequently dropped from the national team. He had played 30 games for Japan until 1997.
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1991/92||Mazda||JSL Division 1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1992||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||J1 League||-||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1999||Gamba Osaka||J1 League||20||0||0||0||4||0||24||0|
|2003||Cerezo Osaka||J1 League||17||0||5||0||0||0||22||0|
|Japan national team|