|Full name||Tsukasa Hosaka|
|Date of birth||March 3, 1937|
|Place of birth||Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan|
|Date of death||January 21, 2018(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Hosaka was born in Kofu on March 3, 1937. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1959. He won 1960, 1961 and 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1968. He played 47 games in the league.
National team career
In November 1960, he was elected Japan national team for 1962 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on November 6, he debuted against South Korea. In 1962, he also played at 1962 Asian Games. He was a regular goalkeeper in the early 1960s. In 1964, he was elected Japan for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. However, he did not compete, as he was the team's reserve goalkeeper behind Kenzo Yokoyama because Hosaka fractured his hand just before Olympics. He played 19 games for Japan until 1964.
After retirement, Hosaka became a manager for his local club Kofu SC in 1973. He managed until 1977.
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Tsukasa Hosaka – FIFA competition record
- Tsukasa Hosaka at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
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