Kozo Arai

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Kozo Arai
Personal information
Full name Kozo Arai
Date of birth (1950-10-24) October 24, 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Etajima, Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1966–1968 Hiroshima Technical High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1978 Furukawa Electric 124 (17)
Total 124 (17)
National team
1970–1977 Japan 47 (4)
Honours
Furukawa Electric
Winner Japan Soccer League 1976
Winner JSL Cup 1977
Winner Emperor's Cup 1976
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kozo Arai (Japanese: 荒井 公三, Arai Kozo, born October 24, 1950) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Arai was born in Etajima on October 24, 1950. After graduating from Hiroshima Technical High School, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1969. In 1976, the club won Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1977 JSL Cup. He retired in 1978. He played 124 games and scored 17 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven 4 times (1971, 1973, 1974 and 1976).

In December 1970, Arai was selected the Japan national team for 1970 Asian Games. At this competition, on December 10, he debuted against Malaysia. He also played at 1974 Asian Games, 1972 Summer Olympics qualification, 1974 World Cup qualification and 1976 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 47 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1977.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1969 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 6 0
1970 14 0
1971 13 3
1972 12 6
1973 17 2
1974 18 2
1975 18 2
1976 18 1
1977 8 1
1978 0 0
Country Japan 124 17
Total 124 17

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1970 6 0
1971 4 0
1972 8 2
1973 5 0
1974 5 1
1975 3 1
1976 15 0
1977 1 0
Total 47 4

References[change | change source]

  1. Kozo Arai at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]