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Koichi Oita

Full name: Koichi Oita
Original name: 種田 孝一
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Born: April 9, 1914 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: September 11, 1996 in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Affiliations: University of Tokyo, Tokyo (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Football


Koichi Oita played both halfback and fullback positions. While attending Tokyo Imperial University he represented Japan in the Berlin Olympics of 1936. He played a defensive halfback breaking Sweden in the “miracle of Berlin,” in which Japan came back to win in the second half from two goals down against Sweden. After his active career, he became manager of Sumitomo Metal Industries football team (now Kashima Antlers) 1947-56. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the former Daikin Industries.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 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 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Final Standings 5T 1936-08-03 0 0 0
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1936-08-07 ITA 8, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Round One Match #3 1 1936-08-04 JPN 3, SWE 2 0
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