Shozo Tsugitani

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Shozo Tsugitani
Personal information
Full name Shozo Tsugitani
Date of birth (1940-06-25)June 25, 1940
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death June 2, 1978(1978-06-02) (aged 37)
Place of death Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1956–1958 Kwansei Gakuin High School
1959–1962 Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Mitsubishi Motors 40 (16)
Total 40 (16)
National team
1961–1965 Japan 12 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shozo Tsugitani (継谷 昌三, Tsugitani Shozo, June 25, 1940 – June 2, 1978) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Tsugitani was born in Hyogo Prefecture on June 25, 1940. After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1963. In 1965,Mitsubishi Motors joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1967. He played 40 games and scored 16 goals in the league.

On August 15, 1961, when Tsugitani was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he debuted for the Japan national team against Indonesia. He played at 1962 Asian Games. In 1964, he was selected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but he did not play in the match. He played 12 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1965.

On June 2, 1978, Tsugitani died of cirrhosis in Kobe at the age of 37.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1961 2 0
1962 2 0
1963 5 4
1964 1 0
1965 2 0
Total 12 4

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