Minoru Kobata

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Minoru Kobata
Personal information
Full name Minoru Kobata
Date of birth (1946-11-24) November 24, 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1962–1964 Johoku High School
1965–1968 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1975 Hitachi 99 (22)
Total 99 (22)
National team
1970–1973 Japan 13 (0)
Honours
Hitachi
Winner Japan Soccer League 1972
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1973
Winner Emperor's Cup 1972
Winner Emperor's Cup 1975
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1973
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Minoru Kobata (小畑 穣, Kobata Minoru, born November 24, 1946) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kobata was born in Saitama on November 24, 1946. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Hitachi in 1969. In 1972, the club won Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1975 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1975. He played 99 games and scored 22 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1970.

On July 31, 1970, Kobata debuted for the Japan national team against Hong Kong. In December, he was selected Japan for 1970 Asian Games. He also played at 1974 World Cup qualification in 1973. He played 13 games for Japan until 1973.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1969 Hitachi JSL Division 1 13 0
1970 14 2
1971 12 1
1972 12 6
1973 14 4
1974 17 4
1975 17 5
Country Japan 99 22
Total 99 22

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1970 11 0
1971 0 0
1972 0 0
1973 2 0
Total 13 0

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