Minoru Tōjō

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Minoru Tōjō
Full name Minoru Tōjō
Born (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 40)
Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
Domestic
Years League Role
2008–present J-League Referee
2008–present J. League Division 2 Referee
International
Years League Role
2007–present FIFA Referee

Minoru Tōjō (東城 穣?, Tōjō Minoru, born August 30, 1976 in Tokorozawa, Saitama[1]) is a Japanese association football referee who currently officiates in the J-League, and Div. 2. Since 2007 he has been an international referee.

Career[edit]

Since becoming a professional referee in 2008, Minoru has been refereeing in the J-League and Div. 2. He has also officiated the 2008 AFC President's Cup group stage game between Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn and Nagacorp FC.[2] He has refereed in the 2008 AFC Cup, officiating 3 matches. He has also covered in the 2009 AFC Champions League officiating 3 games, likewise in the 2010 AFC Champions League. He also, as a guest referee, officiated the final game of the Polish Ekstraklasa between Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznan.

International matches

To date, Minoru has officiated four full internationals, as well as being a referee in the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship. He has also refereed three friendlies, and a 2011 Asian Cup qualification game.

He refereed the FIFA World Cup 2014 Third Round Qualifier match between Singapore and Iraq on 6 September 2011, making a controversial decision where he denied Singapore a blatant penalty.

He was the referee for the Southeast Asian Games final match between Malaysia and Indonesia on 21 November 2011 and was widely praised for his calm refereeing of the match between the two great rivals.

Date Home Away Result Competition
August 4, 2008 Syria Syria U16s Indonesia Indonesia U16s 2 – 1[3] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 6, 2008 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan U16s Iran Iran U16s 1 – 2[4] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 8, 2008 Syria Syria U16s South Korea South Korea U16s 1 – 1[5] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 12, 2008 Australia Australia U16s United Arab Emirates UAE U16s 2 – 3[6] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
May 29, 2009 Belgium Belgium Chile Chile 1 – 1[7] Kirin Cup
October 10, 2009 Australia Australia Netherlands Netherlands 0 – 0[8] Friendly Match
November 18, 2009 Indonesia Indonesia Kuwait Kuwait 1 – 1[9] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
June 5, 2011 Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand 3 – 0 Friendly Match
June 7, 2011 Australia Australia Serbia Serbia 0 – 0 Friendly Match
September 6, 2011 Singapore Singapore Iraq Iraq 0 – 2[10] 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
November 21, 2011  Indonesia  Malaysia 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
3 – 4 (Penalties)[11]
2011 Southeast Asian Games Football Tournament Final
December 9, 2012 Iran Iran Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 – 0 2012 WAFF Championship
December 14, 2012 Oman Oman State of Palestine Palestine 2 – 1 2012 WAFF Championship
February 6, 2013 Iraq Iraq Indonesia Indonesia 1 – 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan Football Association (January 21, 2008). "東城 穣主審、松尾 一主審、村上 伸次主審の3名が新スペシャルレフェリー(SR)に就任". Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "AFC PRESIDENT'S CUP-2008 MATCH SUMMARY". The-AFC. April 16, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Syria U16s v Indonesia U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 4, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Uzbekistan U16s v Iran U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 6, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Syria U16s v South Korea U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 8, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Australia U16s v UAE U 16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 12, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Belgium v Chile" (PDF). Japanese Football Association. May 29, 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "FFA Articles Qantas Socceroos break even with Dutch". Football Federation Australia. October 10, 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Indonesia v Kuwait". The-AFC. November 18, 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Singapore downcast after Iraq defeat". ESPN Star. September 6, 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "SEA GAMES 2011: MALAYSIA RETAIN PRESTIGIOUS FOOTBALL GOLD MEDAL, TWO FANS DIE". aseanfootball.org. 21 November 2011. 

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Preceded by
South Korea Kim Dong Jin
AFC Cup final match referees
2015
Japan Minoru Tōjō
Succeeded by
South Korea Kim Jong-hyeok