Koji Miyata

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Koji Miyata
Personal information
Full name Koji Miyata
Date of birth (1923-01-15) January 15, 1923 (age 100)
Place of birth Japan
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Kobe Daiichi High School
Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–???? Tanabe Pharmaceutical
National team
1951–1954 Japan 6 (0)
Teams managed
1961–1973 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Koji Miyata (宮田 孝治, Miyata Koji, born January 15, 1923) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Miyata was born on January 15, 1923. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Tanabe Pharmaceutical in 1946.

In March 1951, Miyata was selected Japan national team for Japan team first game after World War II, 1951 Asian Games. At this competition, on March 7, he debuted against Iran. He also played at 1954 Asian Games. He played 6 games for Japan until 1954.

After retirement, Miyata became a manager for Tanabe Pharmaceutical in 1961. The club joined Japanese Regional Leagues in 1968 and was promoted to new division Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1972. In 1972 season, he led the club the 2nd place and promoted Division 1. However, in 1973 season, the club was the lowest place and he resigned end of 1973 season.

Later Life[change | change source]

On January 15, 2023, Miyata turned 100 years old.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
1951 3 0
1952 0 0
1953 0 0
1954 3 0
Total 6 0

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