Shigemitsu Sudo

Shigemitsu Sudo (須藤 茂光, Sudo Shigemitsu, born April 2, 1956) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Shigemitsu Sudo
須藤 茂光
Personal information
Full name Shigemitsu Sudo
Date of birth (1956-04-02) April 2, 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Mikasa, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1972–1974 Odawara Johoku Technical High School
1975–1978 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Hitachi 117 (0)
Total 117 (0)
National team
1979–1981 Japan 13 (0)
Teams managed
2018– Verspah Oita
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Sudo was born in Mikasa on April 2, 1956. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined Hitachi in 1979. The club won the 2nd place in 1980 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1987. He played 117 games in the league.

National team careerEdit

On August 23, 1979, Sudo debuted for Japan national team against North Korea. In 1980, he played at 1980 Summer Olympics qualification and 1982 World Cup qualification. He played 13 games for Japan until 1981.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Sudo mainly coached his alma mater Chuo University and some youth teams. In 2018, he signed with Japan Football League club Verspah Oita and became a manager.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1979 Hitachi JSL Division 1 18 0
1980 16 0
1981 14 0
1982 11 0
1983 15 0
1984 14 0
1985/86 22 0
1986/87 7 0
Total 117 0

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1979 1 0
1980 8 0
1981 4 0
Total 13 0

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