Ichiji Otani

Ichiji Otani (大谷 一二, Otani Ichiji, August 31, 1912 – November 23, 2007) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Ichiji Otani
大谷 一二
Personal information
Full name Ichiji Otani
Date of birth (1912-08-31)August 31, 1912
Place of birth Hyogo, Empire of Japan
Date of death November 23, 2007(2007-11-23) (aged 95)
Place of death Japan
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Years Team
????–1936 Kobe University of Commerce
International career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934 Japan 3 (1)

National team careerEdit

Otani was born in Hyogo Prefecture on August 31, 1912. In May 1934, when he was a Kobe University of Commerce student, he was selected Japan national team for 1934 Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 13, he debuted against Dutch East Indies. He also played against Philippines and Republic of China. He played 3 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1934.[1]

After retirementEdit

After graduation from Kobe University of Commerce, Otani retired from playing career and he joined Toyo Boseki. He served as president from 1974 to 1978 and chairman from 1978 to 1983.

On November 23, 2007, Otani died of senility at the age of 95.[2]

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1934 3 1
Total 3 1


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