Ito was born in Mie Prefecture on July 1, 1959. After graduating from high school, he joined Japan Soccer League Division 2 club Honda in 1978. In 1980, the club won the champions and was promoted to Division 1. In 1985-86, the club won the 3rd place and he left the club end of season. He joined PJM Futures in 1988. He retired in 1993.