Famous People in Japan

Inamoto Junichi

Date of Birth 18 September, 1979
Place of Birth Sakai, Osaka
Height 181 centimeter
Weight 77 kilogram
Blood Type O

Junichi Inamoto is a pro soccer player. He was born in Kagoshima, but when he was a two-month-old baby, he and his family moved to Osaka.

Now he belongs to Fulham which is in the England Premier League. His position is MF and uniform number is 6. He is elected national team many times. His national team's uniform number is 6.

He started to play soccer when he was five years old. In 1992, he joined the Gamba Osaka junior youth team. In 1997, he played the regular game for the first time. This was a J-league record. On September 19th, he got a goal. This was a J-league record too. In 2001, he transfered from the Gamba Osaka to Arsenal. This news suprised me. In 2002, he took part in FIFA World Cup. He got a goal each match (Belgium mutch and Norway match). In 2002, he transfered from Arsenal to Fulham. He took part in England Premier League. He was the first Japanese player. In 2003, he took part in some national games.

References: http://www10.ocn.ne.jp/~ina17/home/hero.html
Reported by: Ayako Maeda
Checked by: Saori Kurokawa
Date of Report: 6 July, 2004

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