|Full name||Teizo Takeuchi|
|Date of birth||November 6, 1908|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Date of death||April 12, 1946(aged 37)|
|Place of death||Amur Oblast, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|1928–1931||Tokyo Imperial University|
|Tokyo Imperial University LB|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
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 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. In 2006, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.
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|Japan national team|