Keizo Imai

Keizo Imai (今井 敬三, Imai Keizō, born November 19, 1950) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Keizo Imai
今井 敬三
Personal information
Full name Keizo Imai
Date of birth (1950-11-19) November 19, 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1966–1968 Rakuhoku High School
1969–1972 Doshisha University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1980 Fujita Industries 139 (3)
Total 139 (3)
National team
1974–1980 Japan 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Imai was born in Kyoto on November 19, 1950. After graduating from Doshisha University, he joined Towa Real Estate (later Fujita Industries) in 1973. The club won the league champions in 1977 and 1979. The club also won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1980. He played 139 games and scored 3 goals in the league. He was selected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards in 1980 and Best Eleven for 4 years in a row (1977-1980).

National team careerEdit

In September 1974, Imai was selected Japan national team for 1974 Asian Games. At this competition, on September 3, he debuted against Philippines. In March 1977, he played for Japan for the first time in 3 years at 1978 World Cup qualification. In 1978, he was also selected Japan for 1978 Asian Games. In 1980, he played at 1980 Summer Olympics qualification. This qualification was his last game for Japan. He played 29 games for Japan until 1980.[1]

National team statisticsEdit

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 1 0
1975 0 0
1976 0 0
1977 2 0
1978 13 0
1979 9 0
1980 4 0
Total 29 0

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