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JFA Hall of Fame Inductee

YAMADA Goro
Inductees Recommended by the Committee (Special Selection)
YAMADA Goro
Born in Fukushima on 3 March 1894

Graduates from Aoyama Normal School (now Tokyo Gakugei University).
Works as head of Asahi Shimbun sports department from 1939 to 1941, and performs a pioneering role as a football journalist wielding his pen to popularise and develop football in the country.

Works as chief editor of JFA magazine "Football" for many years. He is actively involved in planning and organizing “Asahi Football Tournament (ASAHI SHOTAI SOCCER TAIKAI)”. After WWII, he actively invites foreign leading teams as the company’s planning project staff and contributes to recover and strengthen football in Japan. One of Tokyo Football Club founders. Achieves victory in 1st All-Japan Championship Tournament (now Emperor's Cup All-Japan Soccer Championship Tournament) as captain of the Club. Takes role as manager of Japan national team at 7th Far Eastern Championship Games (1925, Manila).

Also takes roles as JFA director from 1924 to 1958, Executive Managing Director sometime in his term, standing director, Kanto Football Association deputy chairman, and member of board of directors at Japan Sports Association.
Passes away in 1958.

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