Hirokazu Ninomiya

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Hirokazu Ninomiya
Personal information
Full name Hirokazu Ninomiya
Date of birth (1917-11-22)November 22, 1917
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death March 7, 2000(2000-03-07) (aged 82)
Place of death Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Kobe Daiichi High School
1935–1941 Keio University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Keio BRB
National team
1940–1954 Japan 6 (1)
Teams managed
1951 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hirokazu Ninomiya (二宮 洋一, Ninomiya Hirokazu, November 22, 1917 – March 7, 2000) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team. He also managed Japan national team.

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Ninomiya was born in Hyogo Prefecture on November 22, 1917. He played for Keio BRB which was consisted of his alma mater Keio University players and graduates. He won Emperor's Cup 7 times (1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1951, 1952 and 1954).

On June 16, 1940, when Ninomiya was a Keio University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Philippines and Japan won the match. This match was the first match since 1936 Summer Olympics and the only match in the 1940s in Japan's "International A Match" due to World War II.

After World War II, Japan national team was resumed activities in 1951. Ninomiya named playing manager for Japan national team for 1951 Asian Games. Japan won the 3rd place at Asian Games. He resigned manager after 1951 Asian Games. He also played at 1954 Asian Games. He played 6 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1954.

On March 7, 2000, Ninomiya died of pneumonia in Minato, Tokyo at the age of 82. In 2006, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1940 1 0
1941 0 0
1942 0 0
1943 0 0
1944 0 0
1945 0 0
1946 0 0
1947 0 0
1948 0 0
1949 0 0
1950 0 0
1951 2 1
1952 0 0
1953 0 0
1954 3 0
Total 6 1

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