Ichiji Otani

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Ichiji Otani
Personal information
Full name Ichiji Otani
Date of birth (1912-08-31)August 31, 1912
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death November 23, 2007(2007-11-23) (aged 95)
Place of death Japan
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Years Team
????–1936 Kobe University of Commerce
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934 Japan 3 (1)

Ichiji Otani (大谷 一二, Otani Ichiji, August 31, 1912 – November 23, 2007) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Otani was born in Hyogo Prefecture on August 31, 1912. In May 1934, when he was a Kobe University of Commerce student, he was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 13, he debuted against Dutch East Indies. He also played against Philippines and Republic of China. He played 3 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1934.

After graduation from Kobe University of Commerce, Otani retired from playing career and he joined Toyo Boseki. He served as president from 1974 to 1978 and chairman from 1978 to 1983.

On November 23, 2007, Otani died of senility at the age of 95.[1]

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Japan national team
1934 3 1
Total 3 1

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