Teizo Takeuchi

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Teizo Takeuchi
Personal information
Full name Teizo Takeuchi
Date of birth (1908-11-06)November 6, 1908
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Date of death April 12, 1946(1946-04-12) (aged 37)
Place of death Amur Oblast, Soviet Union
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1928–1931 Tokyo Imperial University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Tokyo Imperial University LB
National team
1930–1936 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Teizo Takeuchi (竹内 悌三, Takeuchi Teizo, November 6, 1908 – April 12, 1946) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. Lighting designer Motoko Ishii is his daughter.

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Takeuchi was born in Tokyo Metropolis on November 6, 1908. He played for Tokyo Imperial University LB which was consisted of his alma mater Tokyo Imperial University players and graduates.

In May 1930, when Takeuchi was a Tokyo Imperial 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. In 1936, he was selected by Japan for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and he played 2 games as Japan team captain. Japan completed a come-from-behind victory first game against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He played 4 games for Japan until 1936.

In 1944, Takeuchi served in the military for World War II and was detained in the Soviet Union following the war (Japanese prisoners of war in the Soviet Union). On April 12, 1946, he died in a detention camp; the 20th POW camp in Siberia at the age of 37.[1] In 2006, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

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Japan national team
1930 2 0
1931 0 0
1932 0 0
1933 0 0
1934 0 0
1935 0 0
1936 2 0
Total 4 0

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