Japan Football Hall of Fame

JFA Hall of Fame Inductee

Inductees recommended by the Committee (Past Presidents/12th president)
Time in charge: 2010 - 2012
Born in Tokyo on 14 August 1938

After graduating from Waseda University in 1962, joins Furukawa Electric Company. While seeing trainings of the company’s football club, starts to help the club operation. For five years from 1981, takes role of London resident office head and actively works as an international committee of the Japan Football Association. After returning home, appointed as the management planning section head and serves as the football club captain.

In 1998, strength of professionalization gathers and promotes to professionalize Japanese football as the chairman of the 2nd Activation Committee.

Appointed as Special-Appointment Director of Japan Football Association (JFA) in 1990, leveraging his London experience to actively serve as Chairman of the JFA International Committee. Appointed as JFA Executive Committee Member in 1991, pulling efforts to invite the 2002 FIFA World Cup as the Director-General of the Secretariat of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Bidding Committee.

Appointed as Executive Committee Member of Asia Football Confederation (AFC). Brings the 2012 FIFA World Cup to a successful conclusion as deputy Secretaries-General of the Japan Organizational committee chairman. Due to highly-acclaimed those achievement and his activities at AFC activities, appointed as the third Japanese FIFA director. For nine years, Ogura acts as intermediary of associations throughout the world including JFA and FIFA to promote to internationalize Japanese football.

In 2010 appointed as JFA chairman, leads Japanese football to be active on the international stage, including Nadeshiko Japan team to win the title of FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, and to be the last 16 at FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In 2012, he brings FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to a success conclusion as chairman of its Japanese organizational committee.Appointed as Chairman of the Japan Futsal Federation in 2012.

Awarded Ballon d'Or Gala from FIFA, special decoration from South African Football Association and The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in 2013.
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