Mitsuo Kamata

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Mitsuo Kamata
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Kamata
Date of birth (1937-12-16) December 16, 1937 (age 83)
Place of birth Ibaraki, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1953–1955 Hitachi Daiichi High School
1956–1959 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1974 Furukawa Electric 106 (6)
Total 106 (6)
National team
1958–1969 Japan 44 (2)
Teams managed
1976–1978 Furukawa Electric
1981–1991 Cosmo Oil
Honours
Chuo University
Winner Emperor's Cup 1957
Furukawa Electric
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1967
Winner Emperor's Cup 1960
Winner Emperor's Cup 1961
Winner Emperor's Cup 1964
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1962
Representing  Japan
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1968 Mexico City Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuo Kamata (鎌田 光夫, Kamata Mitsuo, born December 16, 1937) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kamata was born in Ibaraki Prefecture on December 16, 1937. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1960. He won 1960, 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1974. He played 106 games and scored 6 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1967, 1968 and 1969.

On December 25, 1958, when Kamata was a Chuo University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Hong Kong. He played at 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He played in all match at both tournament and Japan won Bronze Medal in 1968. In 2018, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1962 Asian Games. He played 44 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1958.

After retirement, Kamata became a manager for Furukawa Electric as Saburo Kawabuchi successor in 1976 and managed until 1978. The club won the champions in 1976 Japan Soccer League, 1976 Emperor's Cup and 1977 JSL Cup. In 1981, he signed with Japanese Regional Leagues club Daikyo Oil (later Cosmo Oil). He led the club to won league champions 4 times and promoted the club to Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1986. He resigned in 1991. In 2007, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 14 2
1966 14 0
1967 14 1
1968 13 0
1969 14 1
1970 13 1
1971 14 1
1972 7 0
1973 3 0
1974 0 0
Country Japan 106 6
Total 106 6

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1958 2 0
1959 10 0
1960 0 0
1961 7 1
1962 7 1
1963 4 0
1964 2 0
1965 3 0
1966 0 0
1967 2 0
1968 3 0
1969 4 0
Total 44 2

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