Yoshiichi Watanabe

Japanese association football player

Yoshiichi Watanabe (渡辺 由一, Watanabe Yoshiichi, born April 5, 1954) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Yoshiichi Watanabe
Personal information
Full name Yoshiichi Watanabe
Date of birth (1954-04-05) April 5, 1954 (age 67)
Place of birth Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1972 Tohoku High School
1973–1976 Sendai University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Mazda 81 (3)
Total 81 (3)
National team
1979 Japan 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Watanabe was born on April 5, 1954. After graduating from Sendai University, he joined Japan Soccer League club Toyo Industries (later Mazda) in 1977. The club won the 2nd place in 1978 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1982. He played 81 games and scored 3 goals in the league.

On June 16, 1979, Watanabe debuted for Japan national team against South Korea. He played 6 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1979.



Japan national team
1979 6 1
Total 6 1


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