Misao Tamai

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Misao Tamai
Personal information
Full name Misao Tamai
Date of birth (1903-12-16)December 16, 1903
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death December 23, 1978(1978-12-23) (aged 75)
Place of death Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1919–1921 Meiji Gakuin High School
1922–1927 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waseda WMW
National team
1927 Japan 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Misao Tamai (玉井 操, Tamai Misao, December 16, 1903 – December 23, 1978) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Tamai was born in Hyogo Prefecture on December 16, 1903. He played for Waseda WMW which was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. At the club, he played with many Japan national team players Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Haruo Arima, Tamotsu Asakura, Shigeru Takahashi, Shojiro Sugimura, Nagayasu Honda, Ko Takamoro and Michiyo Taki.

In August 1927, when Tamai was a Waseda University student, he was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Shanghai. At this competition, on August 27, he debuted and scored a goal against Republic of China. On August 29, he also played against Philippines and Japan won this match. This is Japan national team first victory in "International A Match". He played 2 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1927.

After retirement, Tamai became a vice-president of Japan Football Association from 1957 to 1976.

On December 23, 1978, Tamai died of heart failure in Kobe at the age of 75. In 2006, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1927 2 1
Total 2 1

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