Gyoji Matsumoto

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Gyoji Matsumoto
Personal information
Full name Gyoji Matsumoto
Date of birth (1934-08-13)August 13, 1934
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Date of death September 2, 2019(2019-09-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Urawa High School
Saitama University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Urawa Club
National team
1958 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gyoji Matsumoto (松本 暁司, Matsumoto Gyoji, August 13, 1934 – September 2, 2019) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Matsumoto was born in Saitama on August 13, 1934. After graduating from Saitama University, he played for his local club Urawa Club (ja).

On December 28, 1958, he debuted for Japan national team against Malaya.

He later coached at Urawa Minami High School.[1] The manga Akakichi no Eleven was based on his team.[1][2]

He died of heart disease in Saitama on September 2, 2019, aged 85.[1]

Statistics[change | change source]

[3]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1958 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "高校サッカー、松本暁司氏が死去 「赤き血のイレブン」モデル". Yahoo! Japan. Kyodo News. 2019-09-03. Archived from the original on 2019-11-17. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  2. "【名作の舞台・市立浦和南高校】息づく「赤き血のイレブン」の誇り". Sankei Shimbun (in Japanese). MSN. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

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