Masakatsu Miyamoto

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Masakatsu Miyamoto
Personal information
Full name Masakatsu Miyamoto
Date of birth (1938-07-04)July 4, 1938
Place of birth Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan
Date of death May 7, 2002(2002-05-07) (aged 63)
Place of death Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1954–1956 Hitachi Daiichi High School
1957–1960 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1974 Furukawa Electric 103 (19)
Total 103 (19)
National team
1958–1971 Japan 44 (1)
Teams managed
1983–1989 Honda
1989 Japan Futsal
1992–1994 Kashima Antlers
1995 Shimizu S-Pulse
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masakatsu Miyamoto (宮本 征勝, Miyamoto Masakatsu, July 4, 1938 – May 7, 2002) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Miyamoto was born in Hitachi on July 4, 1938. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1961. He won 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1974. He played 103 games and scored 19 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1966, 1967 and 1968.

On December 25, 1958, when Miyamoto was a Waseda University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Hong Kong. He was selected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Although he did not play in the match at 1964 Summer Olympics, he played 5 games at 1968 Summer Olympics and Japan won Bronze Medal. In 2018, 1968 Japan team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1962 and 1966 Asian Games. He played 44 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1971.

After retirement, Miyamoto became a manager for Honda in 1983 and managed until 1989. In January 1989, he also managed for the Japan national futsal team for 1989 Futsal World Championship in Netherlands. In 1992, he signed with Kashima Antlers joined new league J1 League. In 1993, he led the club to won the 2nd place at J1 League and Emperor's Cup. he resigned in June 1994. He also managed Shimizu S-Pulse in 1995.

On May 7, 2002, he died of pneumonia in Mito at the age of 63. In 2005, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 14 4
1966 13 4
1967 14 9
1968 14 2
1969 14 0
1970 14 0
1971 9 0
1972 11 0
1973 0 0
1974 0 0
Country Japan 103 19
Total 103 19

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1958 1 0
1959 8 0
1960 1 0
1961 6 0
1962 7 0
1963 4 0
1964 1 0
1965 2 1
1966 5 0
1967 1 0
1968 2 0
1969 2 0
1970 0 0
1971 4 0
Total 44 1

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