Yasuo Suzuki

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Yasuo Suzuki
Personal information
Full name Yasuo Suzuki
Date of birth (1913-04-30)April 30, 1913
Place of birth Kanagawa, Japan
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
???? Tokyo Daihachi High School
????–1935 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waseda WMW
National team
1934–1936 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yasuo Suzuki (鈴木 保男, Suzuki Yasuo, April 30, 1913 – ?) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Suzuki was born in Kanagawa Prefecture on April 30, 1913. He played for Waseda WMW which was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. At this club, he played many Japan national team players Motoo Tatsuhara, Tadao Horie and so on.

In May 1934, when Suzuki was a Waseda University student, he was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 15, he debuted against Philippines. In 1936, he was selected the Japan for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Japan completed a come-from-behind victory first match 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 did not play in against Sweden. However, he played next match against Italy instead of Tadao Horie who fractured his right arm in first match. He played 2 games for Japan until 1936.

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Japan national team
1934 1 0
1935 0 0
1936 1 0
Total 2 0

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