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Teruo Nimura (二村 昭雄, Nimura Teruo, born May 2, 1943) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Teruo Nimura
二村 昭雄
Personal information
Full name Teruo Nimura
Date of birth (1943-05-02) May 2, 1943 (age 76)
Place of birth Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1962–1965 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1976 Toyo Industries 151 (16)
Total 151 (16)
National team
1970 Japan 5 (0)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Mazda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Nimura was born in Kyoto on May 2, 1943. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Toyo Industries in 1966. The club won Japan Soccer League champions 4 times (1966, 1967, 1968, 1970) and Emperor's Cup 2 times (1967, 1969). This was the greatest era in Toyo Industries history. He retired in 1976. He played 151 games and scored 16 goals in the league.

National team careerEdit

In December 1970, Nimura was elected Japan national team for 1970 Asian Games. At this competition, on December 10, he debuted against Malaysia. He played 5 games for Japan in 1970.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Nimura became a manager for Mazda (former Toyo Industries) as Aritatsu Ogi successor in 1981. However, in 1983 season, the club finished at the bottom place and was relegated to Division 2 first time. He resigned end of 1983 season.

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1970 5 0
Total 5 0


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