Tsukasa Hosaka

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Tsukasa Hosaka
Personal information
Full name Tsukasa Hosaka
Date of birth (1937-03-03)March 3, 1937
Place of birth Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
Date of death January 21, 2018(2018-01-21) (aged 80)
Place of death Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1952–1954 Kofu Daiichi High School
1955–1958 Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1968 Furukawa Electric 47 (0)
Total 47 (0)
National team
1960–1964 Japan 19 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1977 Kofu SC
Furukawa Electric
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1967
Winner Emperor's Cup 1960
Winner Emperor's Cup 1961
Winner Emperor's Cup 1964
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1962
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tsukasa Hosaka (保坂 司, Hosaka Tsukasa, March 3, 1937 – January 21, 2018) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Hosaka was born in Kofu on March 3, 1937. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1959. He won 1960, 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1968. He played 47 games in the league.

In November 1960, he was selected by the Japan national team for the 1962 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on November 6, he debuted against South Korea. In 1962, he also played at the Asian Games. He was a regular goalkeeper in the early 1960s. In 1964, he was selected by Japan for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. However, he did not play in the match, because he fractured his hand just before the Olympics. Instead, he was the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Kenzo Yokoyama. He played 19 games for Japan until 1964.

After retirement, Hosaka became a manager for his local club Kofu SC in 1973. He managed until 1977.

On January 21, 2018, Hosaka died of pneumonia in Kofu at the age of 80.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
1960 1 0
1961 6 0
1962 6 0
1963 5 0
1964 1 0
Total 19 0

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