Makoto Teguramori

Japanese association football player

Makoto Teguramori (手倉森 誠, Teguramori Makoto, born November 14, 1967) is a former Japanese football player and manager.

Makoto Teguramori
Personal information
Full name Makoto Teguramori
Date of birth (1967-11-14) November 14, 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Gonohe, Aomori, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1985 Gonohe High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Kashima Antlers
1993–1995 NEC Yamagata
Teams managed
2008–2013 Vegalta Sendai
2014–2016 Japan U-23
2019–2020 V-Varen Nagasaki
2021– Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
Runner-up JSL Cup 1987
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Teguramori was born in Gonohe, Aomori on November 14, 1967. After graduating from Gonohe High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Sumitomo Metal (later Kashima Antlers) in 1986. The club won the 2nd place in 1987 JSL Cup. In 1993, he moved to NEC Yamagata (later Montedio Yamagata). He retired in 1995.

After the retirement, Teguramori started coaching career at Montedio Yamagata in 1996. He served as assistant coach until 2000. In 2001, he moved to Oita Trinita and served as physical coach and assistant coach until 2003. In 2004, he moved to J2 League club Vegalta Sendai and became an assistant coach. In 2008, he became a manager first time in his career. In 2008 season, Vegalta finished at the 3rd place in J2 League. In 2009 season, Vegalta won the champions and was promoted to J1 League. Immediately after the opening 2011 season, 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami occurred in Sendai. However Vegalta finished at the 4th place in 2011 season which is best place in the club history. In 2012 season, Vegalta won the 2nd place and qualified for 2013 AFC Champions League. He resigned with Vegalta end of the 2013 season because he decided to be the manager of Japan U-23 national team for 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 2014 he became a manager for Japan U-23 national team and an assistant coach for Japan national team. In 2016 AFC U-23 Championship held in Qatar, he managed U-23 Japan to win the Asian U-23 tournament for the first time, thus qualifying to join 2016 Summer Olympics as the champions of Asia. In 2016 Summer Olympics, he and his U-23 men obtained as many as four points at the group stage, nonetheless ending up at only the third place behind Nigeria and Colombia in group stage. This was not sufficient for them to qualify to the next stage.

He resigned as an assistant coach for Japan senior team after the 2018 World Cup. In 2019, he signed with J2 League club V-Varen Nagasaki and managed the club in 2 seasons. In 2021, he signed with J1 club Vegalta Sendai.


  1. Vegalta Sendai(in Japanese)

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