Kazuo Imanishi

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Kazuo Imanishi
Personal information
Full name Kazuo Imanishi
Date of birth (1941-01-12) January 12, 1941 (age 81)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1956–1958 Hiroshima Funairi High School
1959–1962 Tokyo University of Education
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1969 Toyo Industries 42 (0)
Total 42 (0)
National team
1966 Japan 3 (0)
Teams managed
1984–1987 Mazda
1988–1992 Mazda
Honours
Toyo Industries
Winner Japan Soccer League 1965
Winner Japan Soccer League 1966
Winner Japan Soccer League 1967
Winner Japan Soccer League 1968
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1969
Winner Emperor's Cup 1965
Winner Emperor's Cup 1967
Winner Emperor's Cup 1969
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1966
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Bangkok Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuo Imanishi (今西 和男, Imanishi Kazuo, born January 12, 1941) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Imanishi was born in Hiroshima on January 12, 1941. After graduating from Tokyo University of Education, he joined his local club Toyo Industries (later Mazda) in 1963. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. The club won the champions for 4 years in a row (1965-1968). The club also won 1965, 1967 and 1969 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1969. He played 42 games in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1966.

In December 1966, Imanishi was selected the Japan national team for 1966 Asian Games. At this competition, on December 10, he debuted against India. He played 3 games for Japan in 1966.

After retirement, Imanishi became a manager for Mazda as Teruo Nimura successor in 1984. This season was the first season the club was relegated to Division 2. He promoted the club to Division 1 in 1986. In 1987, he resigned a manager and Hans Ooft became a new manager. However, the club was relegated to Division 2 again in 1988. Imanishi became a manager as successor Ooft again in 1988. Imanishi promoted the club to Division 1 in 1991 and he resigned in 1992. From 1994, he worked for Japan Football Association until 2002. He also served as president at FC Gifu from 2008 to 2012.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Toyo Industries JSL Division 1 9 0
1966 14 0
1967 14 0
1968 5 0
1969 0 0
Country Japan 42 0
Total 42 0

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1966 3 0
Total 3 0

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