Shunichiro Okano

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Shunichiro Okano
Shunichiro Okano 1953.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shunichiro Okano
Date of birth (1931-08-28)28 August 1931
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Date of death 2 February 2017(2017-02-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Tokyo, Japan
Playing position Forward (retired)
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955 Japan
Teams managed
Years Team
1970-1971 Japan
In this Japanese name, the family name is Okano.

Shunichiro Okano (岡野 俊一郎, Okano Shunichiro, 28 August 1931 – 2 February 2017) was a Japanese professional athlete. He was best known as an association football player. He played for the Japanese national team.[1]

Okano was coach of the Japanese football team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964. He won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[2]

In 1990, Okano became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2] After his retirement in 2011, he was granted honorary IOC membership status.[3]

Okano died from lung cancer on 2 February 2017 at a Tokyo hospital. He was 85.[4]

International career statistics[change | change source]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1955[1] 2 0
Total 2 0

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 JapanNationalFootballTeam.com, 岡野 俊一郎 (Shunichiro Okano); retrieved 2012-7-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Olympic.org, Shun-ichiro Okano; retrieved 2012-7-26.
  3. Olympic.com, Factsheet, p. 3; retrieved 2012-7-26.
  4. Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85