Yoshinobu Ishii

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Yoshinobu Ishii
Personal information
Full name Yoshinobu Ishii
Date of birth (1939-03-13)March 13, 1939
Place of birth Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Date of death April 26, 2018(2018-04-26) (aged 79)
Place of death Japan
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1954–1956 Fukuyama Iyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1967 Toyo Industries 28 (0)
1968–1975 Fujita Industries
Total 28+ (0+)
National team
1962 Japan 1 (0)
Teams managed
1975–1980 Fujita Industries
1986–1987 Japan
1988–1990 Fujita Industries
Toyo Industries
Winner Japan Soccer League 1965
Winner Japan Soccer League 1966
Winner Japan Soccer League 1967
Winner Emperor's Cup 1965
Winner Emperor's Cup 1967
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1957
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1966
Fujita Industries
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1975
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yoshinobu Ishii (石井 義信, Ishii Yoshinobu, March 13, 1939 – April 26, 2018) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team. He also managed Japan national team.

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Ishii was born in Fukuyama on March 13, 1939. After graduating from Fukuyama Iyo High School, he joined his local club Toyo Industries in 1957. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. The club won the league champions for 3 years in a row (1965-1967) and Emperor's Cup 2 times (1965 and 1967). He played 28 games in the league until 1967. In 1968, he moved to new club Towa Real Estate (later Fujita Industries). The club was promoted to Japan Soccer League in 1972. He retired in 1975.

On August 15, 1962, Ishii debuted for the Japan national team against Singapore.

In 1975, when Ishii played for Fujita Industries, he became a playing manager as Yukio Shimomura successor. The club won the champions in 1977 and 1979. The club also won 1979 Emperor's Cup. He left the club in 1980. In 1986, he named a manager for the Japan national team as Takaji Mori successor. He managed at 1986 Asian Games. However, at 1988 Summer Olympics qualification in October 1987, following Japan's failure to qualify for 1988 Summer Olympics, he resined a manager. In 1988, he returned to Fujita Industries and managed the club. However, in 1989–90 season, the club was relegated to Division 2 and he resigned as manager.

Ishii died on April 26, 2018 at the age of 79.

Statistics[change | change source]


Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
1965 Toyo Industries JSL Division 1 13 0
1966 10 0
1967 5 0
Country Japan 28 0
Total 28 0


Japan national team
1962 1 0
Total 1 0

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