Takayuki Kuwata

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Takayuki Kuwata
Personal information
Full name Takayuki Kuwata
Date of birth (1941-06-26) June 26, 1941 (age 79)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1957–1959 Hiroshima University High School
1961–1964 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1969 Toyo Industries 62 (34)
Total 62 (34)
National team
1961–1962 Japan 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Takayuki Kuwata (桑田 隆幸, Kuwata Takayuki, born June 26, 1941) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kuwata was born in Hiroshima on June 26, 1941. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined his local club Toyo Industries in 1965. The club won Japan Soccer League champions for 4 years in a row (1965-1968). The club also won 1965, 1967 and 1969 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1969. He played 62 games and scored 34 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1966 and 1967.

On May 28, 1961, when Kuwata was a Waseda University student, he debuted and scored a goal for the Japan national team against Malaya. In 1962, he also played and scored a goal at 1962 Asian Games. He played 5 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1962.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
JapanLeague
1965 Toyo Industries JSL Division 1 14 11
1966 14 6
1967 14 9
1968 13 7
1969 7 1
Country Japan 62 34
Total 62 34

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1961 2 1
1962 3 1
Total 5 2

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