Mitsuo Kato

Mitsuo Kato (加藤 光雄, Katō Mitsuo, born January 22, 1953) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Mitsuo Kato
加藤 光雄
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Kato
Date of birth (1953-01-22) January 22, 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Japan
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1969–1971 Senyo High School
1972–1975 Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1983 Mitsubishi Motors 61 (7)
Total 61 (7)
National team
1979 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Kato was born on January 22, 1953. After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1976. In 1978, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1983. He played 61 games and scored 7 goals in the league.

National team careerEdit

On August 23, 1979, Kato debuted for Japan national team against North Korea.[1]

Club statisticsEdit

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1976 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 0 0
1977 18 4
1978 17 3
1979 9 0
1980 8 0
1981 4 0
1982 5 0
1983 7 0
Total 61 7

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1979 1 0
Total 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Mitsuo Kato at National-Football-Teams.com

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