Ryozo Suzuki

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Ryozo Suzuki
Personal information
Full name Ryozo Suzuki
Date of birth (1939-09-20) September 20, 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1955–1957 Urawa Nishi High School
1958–1961 Rikkyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1970 Hitachi 67 (5)
Total 67 (5)
National team
1961–1968 Japan 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryozo Suzuki (鈴木 良三, Suzuki Ryozo, born September 20, 1939) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Suzuki was born in Saitama on September 20, 1939. After graduating from Rikkyo University, he joined Hitachi in 1962. In 1965, Hitachi joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1970. He played 67 games and scored 5 goals in the league.

On August 15, 1961, when Suzuki was a Rikkyo University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Indonesia. In 1964, he was selected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and he played all matches. In 1968, he was also selected Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Although he did not played in the match, Japan won Bronze Medal. In 2018, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He also played at 1962 and 1966 Asian Games. He played 24 games for Japan until 1968.

In 2010, Suzuki was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1961 1 0
1962 7 0
1963 5 0
1964 2 0
1965 1 0
1966 6 0
1967 0 0
1968 2 0
Total 24 0

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