Mitsuo Kato

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Mitsuo Kato
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Kato
Date of birth (1953-01-22) January 22, 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Japan
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1969–1971 Senyo High School
1972–1975 Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1983 Mitsubishi Motors 61 (7)
Total 61 (7)
National team
1979 Japan 1 (0)
Honours
Mitsubishi Motors
Winner Japan Soccer League 1978
Winner Japan Soccer League 1982
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1976
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1977
Winner JSL Cup 1978
Winner JSL Cup 1981
Winner Emperor's Cup 1978
Winner Emperor's Cup 1980
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1979
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuo Kato (加藤 光雄, Kato Mitsuo, born January 22, 1953) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kato was born on January 22, 1953. After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Mitsubishi Motors in 1976. In 1978, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1983. He played 61 games and scored 7 goals in the league.

On August 23, 1979, Kato debuted for the Japan national team against North Korea.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1976 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 0 0
1977 18 4
1978 17 3
1979 9 0
1980 8 0
1981 4 0
1982 5 0
1983 7 0
Country Japan 61 7
Total 61 7

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1979 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Mitsuo Kato at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]