|Full name||Hiroshi Ninomiya|
|Date of birth||February 13, 1937|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|1952–1954||Keio High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Ninomiya was born in Tokyo Metropolis on February 13, 1937. After graduating from Keio University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1959. In 1965, Mitsubishi Motors joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1968. He played 45 games and scored 8 goals in the league.
On December 25, 1958, when Ninomiya was a Keio University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Hong Kong. In 1959, he played 9 games and scored 9 goals as a regular player. He played 12 games and scored 9 goals for Japan until 1961.
In 1967, Ninomiya played for Mitsubishi Motors, he became a playing manager as Tomohiko Ikoma successor and managed until 1975. In 9 seasons, the club won the champions 2 times (1969 and 1973) and the 2nd place 4 times. The club also 1971 and 1973 Emperor's Cup. After Japan national team failed to qualify for 1976 Summer Olympics in April 1976, Ninomiya became a manager for Japan national team as Ken Naganuma successor. Ninomiya managed at 1978 World Cup qualification and 1978 Asian Games. He resigned after 1978 Asian Games.
In 2015, Ninomiya was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
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