|Full name||Shigeo Yaegashi|
|Date of birth||March 24, 1933|
|Place of birth||Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan|
|Date of death||May 2, 2011(aged 78)|
|Place of death||Tama, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Yaegashi was born in Daejeon, Japan on March 24, 1933, but raised in Hanamaki. After playing at Chuo University, he moved to Waseda University. After graduating from Waseda University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1958. In 1963, he was elected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards. In 1965, Furukawa Electric joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1969. He played 51 games and scored 14 goals in the league. He was also elected Best Eleven 3 times (1966, 1967 and 1968).
National team career
In June 1956, when Yaegashi was a Waseda University student, he was elected Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics qualification. At this qualification, on June 3, he debuted against South Korea. In November, he played at 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He also played at 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. At 1968 Olympics, he played as a captain in first match against Nigeria, he was replaced for injury in the 78minuts. This match is his last match for Japan. After the match, Although he could not play, he supported Japan team and Japan won bronze medal. He also played at 1958, 1962 and 1966 Asian Games. He played 45 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 1968.
In 1967, when Yaegashi played for Furukawa Electric, he became a playing manager as Ryuzo Hiraki successor for the club and managed in 1 season. After retirement, he also managed for Fujitsu 2 times (1977–1981 and 1985–1989).
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Shigeo Yaegashi – FIFA competition record (archive)
- Shigeo Yaegashi at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Japan Football Hall of Fame at Japan Football Association
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