Toru Sano

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Toru Sano
佐野 達
Personal information
Full name Toru Sano
Date of birth (1963-11-15) November 15, 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1982–1985 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Yokohama Marinos 79 (1)
Total 79 (1)
National team
1988–1990 Japan 9 (0)
Teams managed
2009 Thespa Kusatsu
2010–2012 V-Varen Nagasaki
2013–2015 Saurcos Fukui
2016–2017 Verspah Oita
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Toru Sano (佐野 達, Sano Tōru, born November 15, 1963) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Sano was born in Shizuoka on November 15, 1963. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Nissan Motors (later Yokohama Marinos) in 1986. From 1988 to 1990, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup for 2 years in a row. He could not play in the match much for injury. In 1992, Japan Soccer League was folded and founded new league J1 League. However, he retired in 1992 without playing in J1 League.

National team career[edit]

On January 27, 1988, Sano debuted for Japan national team against United Arab Emirates. He played full-time in all matches in 1988. He also played at 1990 Asian Games. He played 9 games for Japan until 1990.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Sano coached at Yokohama Marinos (1993–96), Yokohama Flügels (1997-98) and Kyoto Purple Sanga (1999-03). He signed with J2 League club Thespa Kusatsu in 2005 and became a manager in 2009. In 2010, he moved to Japan Football League (JFL) club V-Varen Nagasaki. In 2012 season, however the club won the champions and was promoted to J2 League, he resigned end of the season. In 2013, he signed with Regional Leagues club Saurcos Fukui. He moved to JFL club Verspah Oita in 2016. He resigned in 2017.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1986/87 Nissan Motors JSL Division 1 22 0 22 0
1987/88 22 1 22 1
1988/89 18 0 18 0
1989/90 15 0 1 0 16 0
1990/91 2 0 4 0 6 0
1991/92 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Yokohama Marinos J1 League - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 79 1 0 0 5 0 84 1
Total 79 1 0 0 5 0 84 1

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1988 5 0
1989 1 0
1990 3 0
Total 9 0

Managerial statistics[edit]

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Thespa Kusatsu 2009 2009 51 18 11 22 035.29
Total 51 18 11 22 035.29

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