Kozo Tashima

Kozo Tashima
Personal information
Full name Kozo Tashima
Date of birth (1957-11-21) November 21, 1957
Place of birth Kumamoto, Japan
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1976–1979 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Furukawa Electric 39 (6)
Total 39 (6)
National team
1979–1980 Japan 7 (1)

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

Kozo Tashima (田嶋 幸三 Tashima Kōzō, born November 21, 1957) is a former Japanese football administrator and former player and coach. He played for Japan national team. He was vice president of the Japan Football Association, and succeeded Kuniya Daini as president on 27 March 2016, for a two-year term.[1]


In 1976 he won the Japanese high school championship with his team from Urawa-South-South high school. After which he then studies sports science at the University of Tsukuba.[2]

In 1979 Tashima debuted for the Japan national football team. Tashima took part in seven international, in which he scored one goal. 1980 through to 1982 he played for Furukawa Electric.

Afterwards he studied from 1983 to 1986 at the German Sport University Cologne and received a B coaching license. As he returned, he was a technical coach for the football club of his alma mater, and taught for several years at Rikkyo University. In 2001, he coached the Japan national under-17 football team, to which he led for the first time since 1995 in the first round of the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship.[2][3] Since 2011 he has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation Executive Committee.[4]

Tashima has been a FIFA Council member since 2015.[5]

Club statistics

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1980Furukawa ElectricJSL Division 1144
Country Japan 396
Total 396

National team statistics


Japan national team


  1. Kano, Shintaro (2016-01-31). "JFA elects Tashima as new president". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  2. 1 2 "言語技術」が日本のサッカーを変える田嶋幸三/著" (in Japanese). Kōbunsha. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  3. Pires, BC (2001-09-16). "Teenagers' togetherness". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  4. "日本サッカー協会 田嶋幸三副会長兼専務理事 アジアサッカー連盟理事に" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  5. "Unofficial campaigns already starting for AFC presidency - Yahoo News". News.yahoo.com. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  6. Kozo Tashima at National-Football-Teams.com
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