Takehiko Kawanishi (川西 武彦, Kawanishi Takehiko, born October 9, 1938) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.
Kawanishi was born in Hiroshima Prefecture on October 9, 1938. After graduating from Rikkyo University, he joined his local club Toyo Industries in 1961. In 1965, Toyo Industries joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1966. He did not play in the match in the league.
In December 1959, when he was a Rikkyo University student, he was selected the Japan national team for 1960 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on December 20, he debuted against South Korea. He played 8 games for Japan until 1962.