|Full name||Minoru Kobata|
|Date of birth||November 24, 1946|
|Place of birth||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1962–1964||Johoku High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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]
|1969||Hitachi||JSL Division 1||13||0|
|Japan national team|