|Date of birth||
September 13, 1913|
|Place of birth||
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Date of death||
March 29, 2003 (aged 89)|
|Place of death||
Nakano, Tokyo, Japan|
1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tadao Horie (堀江 忠男 Horie Tadao, September 13, 1913 – March 29, 2003) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.
Horie was born in Hamamatsu on September 13, 1913. He played for Waseda WMW was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. At this club, he played many Japan national team players Motoo Tatsuhara, Yasuo Suzuki and so on.
National team career
In May 1934, when Horie was a Waseda University student, he was elected Japan national team for 1934 Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 15, he debuted against Philippines. In 1936, he was also elected Japan for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. At 1936 Summer Olympics, he played against Sweden and Japan completed a come-from-behind victory. 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 elected Japan Football Hall of Fame. However he fractured his right arm in the match, so he could not play next game against Italy. He played 3 games for Japan until 1936.
After 1936 Summer Olympics, Horie retired playing career and joined Asahi Shimbun. In 1951, he became a professor at his alma mater Waseda University. He also became a manager for Waseda University and instructed many international players like Shigeo Yaegashi, Saburo Kawabuchi, Masakatsu Miyamoto, Kunishige Kamamoto and so on.
On March 29, 2003, Horie died of pneumonia in Nakano, Tokyo at the age of 89.
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