|Full name||Toru Sano|
|Date of birth||November 15, 1963|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1979–1981||Shimizu Commercial High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Sano was born in Shizuoka on November 15, 1963. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Nissan Motors (later Yokohama Marinos) in 1986. From 1988 to 1990, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup for 2 years in a row. He could not play in the match much for injury from 1990. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. However, he retired end of 1992 without playing in J1 League.
National team career[change | change source]
On January 27, 1988, Sano debuted for the Japan national team against United Arab Emirates. He played full-time in all matches in 1988. He also played at 1990 Asian Games. He played 9 games for Japan until 1990.
After retirement, Sano coached at Yokohama Marinos (1993–96), Yokohama Flügels (1997-98) and Kyoto Purple Sanga (1999-03). He signed with J2 League club Thespa Kusatsu in 2005 and became a manager in 2009. In 2010, he moved to Japan Football League (JFL) club V-Varen Nagasaki. In 2012 season, however the club won the champions and was promoted to J2 League, he resigned end of the season. In 2013, he signed with Regional Leagues club Saurcos Fukui. He moved to JFL club Verspah Oita in 2016. He resigned in 2017.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1986/87||Nissan Motors||JSL Division 1||22||0||22||0|
|1992||Yokohama Marinos||J1 League||-||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Japan national team|