Michihiro Ozawa

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Michihiro Ozawa
小沢 通宏
Personal information
Full name Michihiro Ozawa
Date of birth (1932-12-25) December 25, 1932 (age 85)
Place of birth Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1951–1954 Tokyo University of Education
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1967 Toyo Industries 42 (0)
Total 42 (0)
National team
1956–1964 Japan 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michihiro Ozawa (小沢 通宏, Ozawa Michihiro, born December 25, 1932) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Ozawa was born in Utsunomiya on December 25, 1932. After graduating from Tokyo University of Education, he joined Toyo Industries in 1955. In 1962, he was elected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1967. He played 42 games and the club also won the championship for 3 years in a row (1965-1967) in the league.

National team career[edit]

In June 1956, he was elected Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on June 3, he debuted against South Korea. In November, he played at 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.[1] He also played at 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. In 1964, when he was 31 years old, he was the captain of Japan national team, but he was not elected as a member for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for generational change.[2] He played 36 games for Japan until 1964.[3]

In 2014, Ozawa was elected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

National team statistics[edit]

[3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1956 3 0
1957 0 0
1958 4 0
1959 9 0
1960 1 0
1961 6 0
1962 7 0
1963 5 0
1964 1 0
Total 36 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michihiro Ozawa Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ vivasoccer.net(in Japanese)
  3. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database

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