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Japanese Football’s Amazing Choice… 47-Year-Old President Preview

There is a new wind in Japanese soccer. A former player who will turn 47 next year has been appointed as the head.

The Japan Football Association held an extraordinary council meeting on the 24th and approved executive director Tsunayasu Miyamoto (46) as the 15th president.

Miyamoto will succeed Chairman Kozo Tajima, whose term will expire in February next year, with more than half of the votes from an extraordinary council meeting attended by 74 people. The term of office of the president of the Japan Football Association is two years.

Miyamoto was a defender who played in Japan (Gamba Osaka, Vissel Kobe) and Austria (Salzburg) during his active career.

While playing 71 A matches for the Japanese national team, he participated in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and the 2006 World Cup in Germany. In particular, he elevated his reputation as a “captain” who led Japan to the round of 16 for the first time wearing a mask at the Korea-Japan World Cup. Kim Tae-young’s mask maker, who was loved as a “mast fighting spirit” in Korean soccer, is known to have created Miyamoto’s mask. 랭크카지노

After retiring in 2011, he became a coach at Gamba Osaka, his former team, and coached Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City). Afterwards, Miyamoto became an administrator and achieved his dream of becoming the president of the Korea Football Association in his 40s.

Miyamoto is known to have received high support for emphasizing his career as the first presidential candidate to experience both the J-League and the World Cup in this election. Emphasizing that “I will make soccer more important in this country,” he also promised to host the 2031 Women’s World Cup, the Under-17 World Cup, and the Under-20 World Cup.

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