Takeo Wakabayashi

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Takeo Wakabayashi
Personal information
Full name Takeo Wakabayashi
Date of birth (1907-08-29)August 29, 1907
Place of birth Hyogo, Japan
Date of death August 7, 1937(1937-08-07) (aged 29)
Place of death Hyogo, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Tokyo Imperial University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kobe Icchu Club
National team
1930 Japan 2 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Takeo Wakabayashi (若林 竹雄?, Wakabayashi Takeo, August 29, 1907 – August 7, 1937) was a Japanese football player.


Wakabayashi was born in Hyōgo. He played for Kobe Icchu Club and was a member of Japan national team for 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games football competition in Tokyo. He was the first player in Japan National Football Team to score a hat-trick in debut. The same feat would be achieved 80 years later by Sota Hirayama. Wakabayashi died on August 7, 1937 in Hyōgo.[1]

National team statistics[edit]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1930 2 4
Total 2 4


  1. ^ 「若林竹雄君が死去」, Asahi Shimbun, August 9, 1937

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