Mitsuo Watanabe

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Mitsuo Watanabe
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Watanabe
Date of birth (1953-06-04) June 4, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Nasu, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1969–1971 Nasu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1983 Fujita Industries 201 (34)
Total 201 (34)
National team
1974–1979 Japan 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuo Watanabe (渡辺 三男, Watanabe Mitsuo, born June 4, 1953) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Watanabe was born in Nasu, Tochigi on June 4, 1953. After graduating from Nasu High School, he joined his local club Towa Real Estate in 1972. The club moved to Tokyo and was changed to "Fujita Industries" in 1975. The club won the Japan Soccer League champions in 1977, 1979 and 1981. The club also won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1983. He played 201 games and scored 34 goals in the league.

On February 12, 1974, Watanabe debuted for the Japan national team against Singapore. In September, he was selected Japan for 1974 Asian Games. He also played at 1976 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 28 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1979.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1972 Towa Real Estate JSL Division 1 8 0
1973 18 6
1974 18 8
1975 Fujita Industries JSL Division 1 18 4
1976 18 6
1977 17 4
1978 18 0
1979 18 3
1980 18 3
1981 18 0
1982 18 0
1983 14 0
Country Japan 201 34
Total 201 34

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1974 7 1
1975 12 3
1976 3 0
1977 0 0
1978 0 0
1979 6 0
Total 28 4

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