|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|
Isao Iwabuchi (岩淵 功, Iwabuchi Isao, November 17, 1933 – April 16, 2003) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.
Biography[change | change source]
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.
On April 16, 2003, Iwabuchi died of peritonitis in Tokyo Metropolis at the age of 69.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Isao Iwabuchi at Olympedia
- Isao Iwabuchi at FIFA
- Isao Iwabuchi at National Football Teams.com
- Isao Iwabuchi at WorldFootball.net
- Isao Iwabuchi at Transfermarkt (player)