Toshiaki Imai

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Toshiaki Imai
Personal information
Full name Toshiaki Imai
Date of birth (1954-12-29) December 29, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Japan
Playing position Manager
Youth career
Saitama Prefectural Urawa Nishi High School
Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1981 Fujitsu
Teams managed
Waseda University
Fujitsu
1993-1994 Tokyo Gas
1996 Shiroki FC Serena
Nippon Bunri University
2000 Kawasaki Frontale
Cobra FC
2005 Junkers
2005-2007 Chinese Taipei
2007 Chinese Taipei women's
2008-present Waseda University

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Toshiaki Imai (今井敏明 Imai Toshiaki?, born December 29, 1954) is a Japanese football manager and former player. He currently manages Waseda University.

In November 2005, Imai was appointed by Japan Football Association to coach Chinese Taipei national football team and to help the football development in Taiwan. It was his first international assignment. He accepted the challenge and signed a one-year contract with Chinese Taipei Football Association in December. Under his guidance, although the team did not have any amazing performance in international competitions, it was believed that Imai did bring good influence on the team, as well as football activities in Taiwan.

On December 15, 2006, he extended his contract with CTFA.[1] In addition to men's national team, he also led Chinese Taipei women's national football team in the 2008 Olympic Games qualification in February, 2007.

In 2008, he returned to Japan and became the manager of Waseda University.

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Preceded by
Dido
Chinese Taipei national football team manager
2005-2007
Succeeded by
Chen Sing-an