|Full name||Yoshinobu Ishii|
|Date of birth||March 13, 1939|
|Place of birth||Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Date of death||April 26, 2018(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Japan|
|1954–1956||Fukuyama Iyo High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
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.
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]
|1965||Toyo Industries||JSL Division 1||13||0|
|Japan national team|