Takeshi Okada (岡田 武史, Okada Takeshi, born August 25, 1956) is a former Japanese football player and manager was head coach of the Japan national football team 1997-1998 and 2007-2010.
Okada played 24 games and scored one goal for the Japan national football team between 1980 and 1985.
He coached Japan at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, later Consadole Sapporo (1999–2001) and Yokohama F. Marinos (2003–2006).
Okada was named Japan's head coach in December 2007 to replace Ivica Osim, who suffered a stroke. He was succeeded in 2010 by Alberto Zaccheroni.
Okada gained worldwide attention for leading Japan to ninth-place finish in the FIFA World Cup 2010. He was commended for turning his Japanese team of young, inexperienced unknowns into a slick passing, talented squad of youngsters.
He signed a contract with Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown on 14 December 2011. He extended his contract for two years in the end of 2012 season. However, he resigned from Hangzhou on 5 November 2013. In 2014, he bought a majority stake in FC Imabari.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Total|
|1980||Furukawa Electric||JSL Division 1||14||0||14||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||2003||2006||7002113000000000000♠113||7001520000000000000♠52||7001320000000000000♠32||7001290000000000000♠29||07001460200000000000♠46.02|
- Japan Soccer League Championship : 1986
- Asian Club Championship : 1986
Football Player and Manager
- Japan Soccer League Best Eleven: 1985-86
- J. League Manager of the Year : 2003, 2004
- AFC Coach of the Year : 2010
- J1 League Champions : 2003, 2004