Japan Football Hall of Fame

JFA Hall of Fame Inductee

Selected Inductees
Born in Shizuoka on 4 July 1941

Joins Mitsubishi Heavy Industries after graduating from Shimizu Higashi Senior High School and Meiji University.
Makes 115 appearances in the JSL (all with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), scoring 40 goals. Records highest number of assists in the league on three occasions. Named in the annual best XI eight times. Named as player of the year on three occasions. Appears in the first three editions of the Asian Youth Championships with the Japan youth national team.

With the full Japan national team, appears at the Games of the 18th Olympiad (1964, Tokyo) and the Games of the 19th Olympiad (1968, Mexico City). Records assists for five of Japan's nine goals at the Mexico City Games. Also appears at the 4th (1962, Jakarta), the 5th (1966, Bangkok, third place) and 6th (1970, Bangkok, fourth place) Asian Games. Appears in a total of 56 "A" matches for the Japan national team, scoring 15 goals.

Appointed as manager of Yamaha in the Shizuoka Prefecture Company League's second division in 1974. Subsequently leads the team to promotion to the JSL First Division, achieving a JSL Second Division title and an Emperor's Cup title along the way before leaving the position in 1987. As general manager in the 1987/88 season, helps the team achieve its ambition of a JSL First Division title, laying the foundations for the modern-day Jubilo Iwata.


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