Takashi Takabayashi

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Takashi Takabayashi
高林 隆
Personal information
Full name Takashi Takabayashi
Date of birth (1931-08-02)August 2, 1931
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Date of death December 27, 2009(2009-12-27) (aged 78)
Place of death Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1947–1949 Kasukabe High School
1950–1953 Rikkyo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–???? Tanabe Pharmaceutical
Osaka SC
National team
1954–1958 Japan 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Takashi Takabayashi (高林 隆, Takabayashi Takashi, August 2, 1931 – December 27, 2009) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Takabayashi was born in Saitama on August 2, 1931. After graduating from Rikkyo University, he played for Tanabe Pharmaceutical. He also played for Osaka SC.

National team career[edit]

In March 1954, when Takabayashi was a Rikkyo University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1954 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, on March 14, he debuted against South Korea. In May, he played at 1954 Asian Games and scored 2 goals. In 1956, he was selected Japan for 1956 Summer Olympics, but he did not compete. He also played at 1958 Asian Games. He played 9 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1954.[1]

On December 27, 2009, Takabayashi died of heart failure in Saitama at the age of 78.

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1954 3 2
1955 5 0
1956 0 0
1957 0 0
1958 1 0
Total 9 2


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