Matsunobori Shigeo

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Matsunobori Shigeo
松登 晟郎
Personal information
Born Fukutarō Nagai
(1924-07-20)July 20, 1924
Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Died April 21, 1986(1986-04-21) (aged 61)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 154 kg (340 lb)
Career
Stable Oyama
Record 469-442-29
Debut January 1941
Highest rank Ōzeki (January 1956)
Retired November 1961
Special Prizes Outstanding Performance (2)
Fighting Spirit (1)
Gold Stars 2 (Haguroyama, Chiyonoyama)
* Up to date as of December 2009.

Matsunobori Shigeo (20 July 1924 - 21 April 1986) was a sumo wrestler from Matsudo Chiba, Japan. He fought for the now defunct Oyama stable, joining in 1941. He reached the top makuuchi division in 1951 and made the second highest ōzeki rank (alongside Wakanohana) in 1956, after finishing as a runner-up to Kagamisato in the September 1955 tournament. He was an ōzeki for fifteen tournaments, although he lost the rank at the end of 1958. He retired in November 1961, and in his role as an elder of the Japan Sumo Association he became the head of Oyama stable. He produced one sekitori, the maegashira Daihi, who retired in 1983. Upon Oyama's death in 1986 the stable was wound up and its two remaining wrestlers retired.

Pre-modern top division record[edit]

  • The New Year tournament began and the Spring tournament returned to Osaka in 1953.
Matsunobori Shigeo[1]
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1951 East Jūryō #3
8–7
 
West Jūryō #1
11–4
 
East Maegashira #16
10–5
 
1952 East Maegashira #7
7–8
 
West Maegashira #8
8–7
 
East Maegashira #4
9–6
- New Year
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
Spring
Haru basho, Osaka
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1953 East Komusubi #1
9–6
 
East Komusubi #1
6–9
 
East Maegashira #3
10–5
 
West Sekiwake #1
6–9
 
1954 West Maegashira #2
11–4
F
West Sekiwake #1
8–7
 
East Sekiwake #2
9–6
O
East Sekiwake #2
9–6
 
1955 West Sekiwake #2
8–7
 
West Sekiwake #2
11–4
 
East Sekiwake #1
8–7
 
East Sekiwake #1
13–2
O
1956 West Ōzeki #1
5–10
 
East Ōzeki #2
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
9–6
 
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

Modern top division record[edit]

  • Since the addition of the Kyushu tournament in 1957 and the Nagoya tournament in 1958, the yearly schedule has remained unchanged.
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1957 West Ōzeki #1
9–6
 
West Ōzeki #1
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
8–7
 
Not held East Ōzeki #2
6–9
 
East Ōzeki #2
9–6
 
1958 East Ōzeki #2
0–0–15
 
West Ōzeki #1
6–9
 
West Ōzeki #2
8–7
 
West Ōzeki #2
5–10
 
West Ōzeki #2
1–5–9
 
West Ōzeki #2
6–9
 
1959 West Sekiwake #1
3–12
 
West Maegashira #2
9–6
 
East Komusubi #1
6–9
 
East Maegashira #1
5–10
 
West Maegashira #5
6–9
 
East Maegashira #10
8–7
 
1960 East Maegashira #7
7–8
 
West Maegashira #8
6–9
 
West Maegashira #11
7–8
 
West Maegashira #11
8–7
 
West Maegashira #6
7–8
 
West Maegashira #7
4–11
 
1961 West Maegashira #15
10–5
 
East Maegashira #9
7–8
 
West Maegashira #9
8–7
 
West Maegashira #7
7–8
 
West Maegashira #6
5–10
 
East Maegashira #11
Retired
4–11
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matsunobori Shigeo Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 18 October 2012.