Shoichi Nishimura

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Shoichi Nishimura
Personal information
Full name Shoichi Nishimura
Date of birth 1912
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death March 22, 1998(1998-03-22) (aged 85–86)
Place of death Akashi, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Kwansei Gakuin University
Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kwangaku Club
National team
1934 Japan 2 (1)
Teams managed
1956–???? Kwangaku Club
1976–1980 Yomiuri
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shoichi Nishimura (西邑 昌一, Nishimura Shoichi, 1912 – March 22, 1998) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Nishimura was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1912. He played for Kwangaku Club which was consisted of his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University players and graduates. He won 1930 Emperor's Cup with Yukio Goto and Hideo Sakai and so on at the club.

In May 1934, when Nishimura was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 13, he debuted against Dutch East Indies. On May 15, he also played and scored a goal against Philippines. He played 2 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1934. In 1936, he was also selected Japan for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but he did not play in the match. At this competition, Japan completed a come-from-behind victory first game against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

After retirement, Nishimura became a manager for his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University and Kwangaku Club. As Kwangaku Club manager, he led the club to won 1958 and 1959 Emperor's Cup. In 1976, he signed with Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Yomiuri. In 1977 season, he led the club to won the championship and promoted Division 1. He resigned in 1980.

On March 22, 1998, Nishimura died of pneumonia in Akashi at the age of 86.

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Japan national team
1934 2 1
Total 2 1

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