|Full name||Masao Uchino|
|Date of birth||April 21, 1934|
|Place of birth||Kanagawa, Japan|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Odawara High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Uchino was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on April 21, 1934. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Furukawa Electric. He won 1960, 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He played 47 games and scored 19 goals in the league. He retired in 1969.
On January 2, 1955, when Uchino was a Chuo University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Burma. In June 1956, at 1956 Summer Olympics qualification against South Korea, he scored an important first goal. After the qualification, Japan won the qualification to 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne by the drawing of lots. In November, he was selected Japan for 1956 Olympics. He also played at 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He played 18 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 1962.
In 1966, when Uchino played for Furukawa Electric, he became a playing manager as Ryuzo Hiraki successor and managed the club in 1 season. In 1979, he became a manager for the club as Mitsuo Kamata successor again. The club won 1982 JSL Cup. He resigned end of 1983 season.
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|Japan national team|