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JFA Hall of Fame Inductee

MIYAMOTO Masakatsu
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MIYAMOTO Masakatsu
Born in Ibaraki on 4 July 1938

Joins Furukawa Electric after graduating from Hitachi First Senior High School and Waseda University. During his era, Hitachi First Senior High School makes debut to the 35th National Football High School Championship, finishes as 2nd place and he won the top scorer and MVP. As soon as enter Waseda in 1957, he contributes to be champions at the Kanto University League three times and the divisional champions of the East and West College Leagues for two times a regular player.

Called up to the full Japanese national team while still a student at Waseda University for HongKong match in 1958. Known as his huge muscle power and strong fighting spirit as well as a defender with strong kick and fierce defensive play. Appears at the Games of the 18th Olympiad (1964, Tokyo) and at the Games of the 19th Olympiad (1968, Mexico City) with the national team. Contributes to the third place finish in the Mexico City Games by playing five games. Also appears at the 4th (1962, Jakarta) and 5th (1966, Bangkok, third place) editions of the Asian Games. Appears in a total of 44 "A" matches for the Japan national team, scoring one goal.

Enters Furukawa Electric in 1961. Emperor's Cup Champions twice (1961 and 1964), Two consecutive champions of All Japan Company Football Tournament (1961 and 1962). Plays in 103 games as a defender in the JSL (with Furukawa Electric), scoring 19 goals. Named in the annual best XI on three occasions.

After a spell as manager at Waseda University, Miyamoto is appointed as manager of the Honda Motor Company football club in 1983. Later appointed as the first manager of Kashima Antlers when the J League opens in 1992, leading the team to the first stage championship in the opening year. Also takes charge of Shimizu S-Pulse in 1995.
Passes away in 2002.

MIYAMOTO Masakatsu

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