|Full name||Isao Iwabuchi|
|Date of birth||November 17, 1933|
|Place of birth||Tochigi, Japan|
|Date of death||April 16, 2003(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|Utsunomiya High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Iwabuchi was born in Tochigi Prefecture on November 17, 1933. He played for Keio BRB which was consisted of his alma mater Keio University players and graduates. He won 1954 and 1956 Emperor's Cup at the club.
On January 5, 1955, when Iwabuchi was a Keio University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Burma. In June 1956, at 1956 Summer Olympics qualification against South Korea, he scored a goal. After the qualification, Japan won the qualification to 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne by the drawing of lots. In November, he was selected Japan for 1956 Olympics. He also played at 1958 Asian Games. He played 8 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1958.
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|Japan national team|