Tsutomu Sonobe

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Tsutomu Sonobe
Personal information
Full name Tsutomu Sonobe
Date of birth (1958-03-29) March 29, 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth Ibaraki, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1973–1975 Mito Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1989 Fujita Industries 173 (2)
Total 173 (2)
National team
1978–1981 Japan 7 (0)
Honours
Fujita Industries
Winner Japan Soccer League 1977
Winner Japan Soccer League 1979
Winner Japan Soccer League 1981
Runner-up Japan Soccer League 1980
Runner-up JSL Cup 1978
Winner Emperor's Cup 1977
Winner Emperor's Cup 1979
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1975
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1982
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1985
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1988
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tsutomu Sonobe (園部 勉, Sonobe Tsutomu, born March 29, 1958) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sonobe was born in Ibaraki Prefecture on March 29, 1958. After graduating from Mito Commercial High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Fujita Industries in 1976. The club won the league champions in 1977, 1979 and 1981. The club also won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1989. He played 173 games and scored 2 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1978 and 1979.

On May 23, 1978, Sonobe debuted for the Japan national team against Thailand. He played 7 games for Japan until 1981.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1978 4 0
1979 0 0
1980 0 0
1981 3 0
Total 7 0

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