Gyoji Matsumoto

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Gyoji Matsumoto
松本 暁司
Personal information
Full name Gyoji Matsumoto
Date of birth (1934-08-13)August 13, 1934
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Date of death September 2, 2019(2019-09-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Urawa High School
Saitama University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Urawa Club
National team
1958 Japan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gyoji Matsumoto (松本 暁司, Matsumoto Gyōji, August 13, 1934 – September 2, 2019) was a Japanese footballer who played for the national team. He later became a coach.

Club career[edit]

Matsumoto was born in Saitama on August 13, 1934. After graduating from Saitama University, he played for his local club Urawa Club (ja).

International career[edit]

On December 28, 1958, he debuted for Japan national team against Malaya.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After the retirement, Matsumoto managed for Saitama Urawa Minami High School (ja). In 1969, Urawa Minami High School became the first high school to achieve the "treble", by winning all three major titles: All Japan High School Soccer Tournament, Inter-High School Championships (ja), and National Sports Festival of Japan in the same year. He also instructed later international players, Kozo Tashima and so on.[2][3]

On September 2, 2019, he died of heart disease in Saitama at the age of 85.[2][3]

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1958 1 0
Total 1 0


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