Japanese Soccer Personalities

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New Toshio Asami  
  Dettmar Cramer Laid foundations for major reforms in Japanese soccer in mid-20th century
  Kyaw Din Demonstrated by example to teach basic technique and preached organised, passing soccer
  Shizuo Fujita The 6th JFA president, who built on success in Kyoto to work towards prosperity for Japanese soccer
  Ryutaro Fukao The "baron" president who combined the strengths of others in soccer to achieve great results in Berlin
  Genichi Fukushima  
  William Haigh  
  Tomisaburo Hirai Rebuilt the JFA's finances to lead the way for the next period of
  Ryuzo Hiraki  
  Jikichi Imamura Famous runner, influential in sports, first president of JFA
  Toshio Iwatani  
New Hiroshi Kagawa  
  Taro Kagawa  
  Kunishige Kamamoto The greatest masterpiece of the 20th century
  Mitsuo Kamata  
  Hiroshi Katayama  
  Saburo Kawabuchi  
  Haruo Kawamoto  
  Taizo Kawamoto  
  Yoshiyuki Maruyama  
  Ikuo Matsumoto  
  Masakatsu Miyamoto Known as a "professional" in an era of amateurs; won Japan's first ever professional league title as manager
  Teruki Miyamoto  
  Takaji Mori  
  Shigeaki Murakata  
  Ken Naganuma  
  Hirokazu Ninomiya  
  Yuzuru Nozu  
  Sumioki Nitta Creates history and tells history from founding of JFA
  Hiroshi Ochiai  
  Aritatsu Ogi  
  Nozomu Ohata  
  Shunichiro Okano  
  Takuji Ono  
  Shiro Otani  
  Hideo Shimada Retained the passion of the Inter-High and built on the successes of the company team to usher in a whole new era
  Hideo Shinojima  
  Ryuichi Sugiyama  
  Ryozo Suzuki  
  Shigeyoshi Suzuki First Inter-High champions, first international victory, and miracle of first Olympics appearance in Berlin. Pon-Pon, a player and coach that opened up possibilities for Japanese soccer
  Hidetoki Takahashi  
  Ryutaro Takahashi For the sport of football that brought up his third son, Hikoya
  Shigemaru Takenokoshi  
  Teizo Takeuchi  
  Misao Tamai  
  Gohei Tanabe Great knowledge, great memory, and a great care for others
  Shiro Teshima  
  Gendou Tsuboi Brings sports into school physical education and recommends the playing of soccer
  Masanori Tokita  
  Tairei Uchino Foundation of JFA and formation of Tokyo Football Club. Scholar of Chinese classics who devoted energies to creating soccer organisations
  Shigeo Yaegashi  
  Goro Yamada Pioneering soccer journalist. Loved by all as an elementary school teacher, newspaper journalist, and renowned player and coach
  Yoshitada Yamaguchi  
  Kenzo Yokoyama  
  Daishiro Nelson Yoshimura  
  Masashi Watanabe  

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