Nobuo Matsunaga

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Nobuo Matsunaga
Personal information
Full name Nobuo Matsunaga
Date of birth (1921-12-06)December 6, 1921
Place of birth Shida District, Shizuoka, Japan
Date of death September 25, 2007(2007-09-25) (aged 85)
Place of death Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Shida High School
Tokyo Liberal Arts and Science University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nippon Light Metal
National team
1954–1955 Japan 4 (0)
Teams managed
Nippon Light Metal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nobuo Matsunaga (松永 信夫, Matsunaga Nobuo, December 6, 1921 – September 25, 2007) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Akira Matsunaga and Seki Matsunaga also played for Japan national team.

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Matsunaga was born in Shida District, Shizuoka on December 6, 1921.[1] After graduating from Tokyo Liberal Arts and Science University, he played for Nippon Light Metal.

In March 1954, Matsunaga was selected the Japan national team for 1954 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on March 14, he debuted against South Korea. He also played at 1954 Asian Games. He played 4 games for Japan until 1955.

After retirement, Matsunaga became a manager for Nippon Light Metal. In 1972, he promoted the club to new division, Japan Soccer League Division 2.

On September 25, 2007, Matsunaga died of lymphoma in Fujieda at the age of 85.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
1954 3 0
1955 1 0
Total 4 0

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