Koji Funamoto

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Koji Funamoto
Personal information
Full name Koji Funamoto
Date of birth (1942-08-12) August 12, 1942 (age 79)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1958–1960 Hiroshima University High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1975 Toyo Industries 166 (0)
Total 166 (0)
National team
1967–1975 Japan 19 (0)
Honours
Toyo Industries
Winner Japan Soccer League 1965
Winner Japan Soccer League 1966
Winner Japan Soccer League 1967
Winner Japan Soccer League 1968
Winner Japan Soccer League 1970
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
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1970
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Koji Funamoto (船本 幸路, Funamoto Koji, born August 12, 1942) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Funamoto was born in Hiroshima on August 12, 1942. After graduating from Hiroshima University High School, he joined his local club, Toyo Industries in 1961. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. The club won league champions in 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1970. The club also won 1965, 1967 and 1969 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1975. He played all 166 league matches in 11 seasons. He was selected Best Eleven in 1970.

In September 1967, Funamoto was selected the Japan national team for 1968 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Philippines on September 27. However he was not selected the Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1970, he also played at 1970 Asian Games. He played 19 games for Japan until 1975.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Toyo Industries JSL Division 1 14 0
1966 14 0
1967 14 0
1968 14 0
1969 14 0
1970 14 0
1971 14 0
1972 14 0
1973 18 0
1974 18 0
1975 18 0
Country Japan 166 0
Total 166 0

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1967 1 0
1968 1 0
1969 1 0
1970 1 0
1971 0 0
1972 5 0
1973 2 0
1974 0 0
1975 8 0
Total 19 0

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