Saizo Saito

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Saizo Saito
Personal information
Full name Saizo Saito
Date of birth (1908-09-24)September 24, 1908
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Date of death 2004 (aged 95–96)
Place of death Japan
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kwangaku Club
National team
1930 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Saizo Saito (斎藤 才三, Saito Saizo, September 24, 1908 – 2004) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Saito was born in Osaka Prefecture on September 24, 1908. He played for Kwangaku Club which was consisted of his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University players and graduates. At the club, he won 1929 Emperor's Cup with Yukio Goto, Hideo Sakai and so on.

In May 1930, when Saito was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Tokyo and Japan won the championship. At this competition, on May 25, he debuted against Philippines. On May 29, he also played against Republic of China. He played 2 games for Japan in 1930.

After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, Saito retired playing career and want to England and studied football at University of Bristol. In 1933, he joined Osaka Mainichi Shimbun and he was engaged in the management and reporting of All Japan High School Soccer Tournament until 1940.[1] After that, he worked at Hino Motors and some affiliates until 1989. He also served as the president at some Hino Motors affiliates.

Saito died in 2004.[2]

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
1930 2 0
Total 2 0

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