Takashi Takabayashi (高林 隆, Takabayashi Takashi, August 2, 1931 – December 27, 2009) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.
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
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.
On December 27, 2009, Takabayashi died of heart failure in Saitama at the age of 78.
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