|Full name||Michihiro Ozawa|
|Date of birth||December 25, 1932|
|Place of birth||Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Defender|
|1948–1950||Utsunomiya High School|
|1951–1954||Tokyo University of Education|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Ozawa was born in Utsunomiya on December 25, 1932. After graduating from Tokyo University of Education, he joined Toyo Industries in 1955. In 1962, he was selected "Japanese Footballer of the Year awards". In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1967. He played 42 games and the club also won the championship for 3 years in a row (1965-1967) in the league.
In June 1956, he was selected the Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on June 3, he debuted against South Korea. In November, he played at 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He also played at 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. In 1964, when he was 31 years old, he was the captain of Japan national team, but he was not selected as a member for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for generational change. He played 36 games for Japan until 1964.
In 2014, Ozawa was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
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|Japan national team|