Mitsuo Watanabe

Mitsuo Watanabe (渡辺 三男, Watanabe Mitsuo, born June 4, 1953) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Mitsuo Watanabe
渡辺 三男
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Watanabe
Date of birth (1953-06-04) June 4, 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Nasu, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1969–1971 Nasu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1983 Fujita Industries 201 (34)
Total 201 (34)
National team
1974–1979 Japan 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Watanabe was born in Nasu, Tochigi on June 4, 1953. After graduating from high school, he joined his local club Towa Real Estate in 1972. The club moved to Tokyo and was changed to "Fujita Industries". The club won the league champions in 1977, 1979 and 1981. The club also won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1983. He played 201 games and scored 34 goals in the league.

National team careerEdit

On February 12, 1974, Watanabe debuted for Japan national team against Singapore. In September, he was selected Japan for 1974 Asian Games. He also played at 1976 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 28 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 1979.[1]

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1972 Towa Real Estate JSL Division 1 8 0
1973 18 6
1974 18 8
1975 Fujita Industries JSL Division 1 18 4
1976 18 6
1977 17 4
1978 18 0
1979 18 3
1980 18 3
1981 18 0
1982 18 0
1983 14 0
Total 201 34

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 7 1
1975 12 3
1976 3 0
1977 0 0
1978 0 0
1979 6 0
Total 28 4

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