Toru Sano

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Toru Sano
Personal information
Full name Toru Sano
Date of birth (1963-11-15) November 15, 1963 (age 59)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1979–1981 Shimizu Commercial High School
1982–1985 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Yokohama Marinos 79 (1)
Total 79 (1)
National team
1988–1990 Japan 9 (0)
Teams managed
2009 Thespa Kusatsu
2010–2012 V-Varen Nagasaki
2013–2015 Saurcos Fukui
2016–2017 Verspah Oita
Honours
Yokohama Marinos
Winner Japan Soccer League 1988/89
Winner Japan Soccer League 1989/90
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1990/91
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1991/92
Winner JSL Cup 1988
Winner JSL Cup 1989
Winner JSL Cup 1990
Runner-up JSL Cup 1986
Winner Emperor's Cup 1988
Winner Emperor's Cup 1989
Winner Emperor's Cup 1991
Winner Emperor's Cup 1992
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1990
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Toru Sano (佐野 達, Sano Toru, born November 15, 1963) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

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]

[1]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1986/87 Nissan Motors JSL Division 1 22 0 22 0
1987/88 22 1 22 1
1988/89 18 0 2 0 20 0
1989/90 15 0 1 0 16 0
1990/91 2 0 4 0 6 0
1991/92 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Yokohama Marinos J1 League - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 79 1 0 0 7 0 86 1
Total 79 1 0 0 7 0 86 1

[2]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1988 5 0
1989 1 0
1990 3 0
Total 9 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Toru Sano at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Japan National Football Team Database

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