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Shoichi Nishimura

Biographical information

Full nameShoichi•Nishimura
Used nameShoichi•Nishimura
Original name西邑•昌一
Born18 April 1912 in Akashi, Hyogo (JPN)
Died22 March 1998 in Akashi, Hyogo (JPN)
Measurements163 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsWaseda University, Tokyo (JPN)
NOC Japan


Shoichi Nishimura played as forward, with outstanding technical skills, in the team of the Kwangaku Club of the Kwansei Gakuin University, winning the All Japan Soccer Championship, the 10th Emperor’s Cup, in 1930. While attending Waseda University, he represented Japan at the 1934 Far Eastern Games in the game against the Philippines. He was selected for the 1936 Berlin Olympics but did not play. In total, Nishimura was capped twice, scoring one goal. He later became a soccer coach for the Japanese national team. Beginning in 1956, he managed the Kwangaku Club to win the Emperor’s Cup in 1958 and 1959. From 1976-80, Nishimura also served as the director of the Yomiuri Football Club (now Tokyo Verdy). He died of pneumonia at the age of 85.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Football (Football) JPN Shoichi Nishimura
Football, Men (Olympic) Japan DNS