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Teizo Takeuchi

Full name: Teizo Takeuchi
Original name: 竹内 悌三
Gender: Male
Born: November 6, 1908 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: April 12, 1946 in Siberia, Unknown, Russia
Affiliations: University of Tokyo, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Football

Biography

Teizo Takeuchi began playing football when an association football club was founded in 1924 at the Fifth Junior High School, and went on to play at Urawa Higher School and the Tokyo Imperial University. He laid the foundation for the University’s golden era of football by helping the team win the Kanto University League title for four consecutive years through 1931, playing as either fullback or halfback. He also competed internationally in Tokyo at the 9th Far Eastern Championship Games in 1930, Japan ultimately sharing the title with the Republic of China. In 1932 he graduated from the University's Faculty of Economics, and joined the Tokyo Fire Insurance Company, Ltd.

Takeuchi captained the national team at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as the sole survivor from the 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games side. With his understanding and ability he contributed greatly to the victory over the Swedish side, using a new tactical system with three fullbacks. After visiting various places throughout Europe Takeuchi contributed to the technical improvement in Japanese soccer by reporting the latest developments from across the world. He served as Japan Football Association (FA) representative, Kanto FA board member, and as member of the Football Preparatory Committee for the later cancelled Tokyo Olympics, focusing on technical instruction and on training referees. In 1944 he was called up for military duty and was detained in Siberia at the end of the war where he died of illness in April 1946. In 2006 Takeuchi was inducted into the Japan Football Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Football Men's Football Japan JPN 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Football Japan JPN Final Standings 5T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Football Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1936-08-07 ITA 8, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Football Japan JPN Round One Match #3 1 1936-08-04 JPN 3, SWE 2 0
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