Masao Uchino

Masao Uchino (内野 正雄, Uchino Masao, April 21, 1934 – ?) was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Masao Uchino
内野 正雄
Personal information
Full name Masao Uchino
Date of birth (1934-04-21)April 21, 1934
Place of birth Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Odawara High School
Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–1969 Furukawa Electric 47 (19)
Total 47 (19)
National team
1955–1962 Japan 18 (3)
Teams managed
1966 Furukawa Electric
1979–1983 Furukawa Electric
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Uchino was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on April 21, 1934.[1] After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Furukawa Electric. He won 1960, 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He played 47 games and scored 19 goals in the league. He retired in 1969.

National team careerEdit

On January 2, 1955, when Uchino was a Chuo University student, he debuted for Japan national team against Burma. In June 1956, at 1956 Summer Olympics qualification against South Korea, he scored an important first goal. After the qualification, Japan won the qualification to 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne by the drawing of lots. In November, he was selected Japan for 1956 Olympics.[2] He also played at 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He played 18 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 1962.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

In 1966, when Uchino played for Furukawa Electric, he became a playing manager as Ryuzo Hiraki successor and managed the club in 1 season. In 1979, he became a manager for the club as Mitsuo Kamata successor again. The club won 1982 JSL Cup. End of 1983 season, he resigned.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1965 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 1
1966 5
1967 7
1968 5
1969 1
Total 47 19

National team statisticsEdit

[3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1955 4 1
1956 3 1
1957 0 0
1958 1 0
1959 4 1
1960 1 0
1961 2 0
1962 3 0
Total 18 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 小田原高校:9 ソフトテニス全国制覇」 Asahi Shimbun, April 26, 2013
  2. ^ "Masao Uchino Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  3. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database

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