Tamotsu Suzuki

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Tamotsu Suzuki
Personal information
Full name Tamotsu Suzuki
Date of birth (1947-04-29) 29 April 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Youth career
1963–1965 Saitama Urawa High School
1966–1969 Rikkyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Nissan Motors
Teams managed
1985 Nissan Motors
1987–1989 Nissan FC Ladies
1989–1996 Japan Women
1996–1998 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies
1999 Japan Women
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tamotsu Suzuki (鈴木 保, Suzuki Tamotsu, born 29 April 1947) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He managed Japan women's national team.

Playing career[edit]

Suzuki was born in Saitama on 29 April 1947. After graduating from Rikkyo University, he played for Nissan Motors from 1972 to 1974.

Coaching career[edit]

From 1975, Suzuki became coach for Nissan Motors. He managed for Nissan Motors (1985) and Nissan FC Ladies (1987–1989).

In 1989, he became manager for Japan women's national team.[1] He managed 3 world tournament, 1991, 1995 World Cup and 1996 Summer Olympics. In Asia, Japan won 2nd place 4 times, AFC Women's Championship (1991, 1995) and Asian Games (1990, 1994). He resigned after 1996 Summer Olympics and Satoshi Miyauchi became a new manager.

In August 1996, he became manager for Nikko Securities Dream Ladies and won L.League champions for 3 years in a row to 1998. However the club was disbanded due to financial strain end of 1998 season.

In June 1999, Japan under manager Miyauchi was defeated in group stage at 1999 World Cup and failure to qualify for 2000 Summer Olympics. After 1999 World Cup, Suzuki became a manager for Japan national team again and managed Japan at 1999 AFC Women's Championship in November.[1] Japan finished at the 4th place and he resigned end of the championship.