Hidetoki Takahashi

Hidetoki Takahashi (高橋 英辰, Takahashi Hidetoki, April 11, 1916 – February 5, 2000) was a Japanese football player and manager. He managed Japan national team.

Hidetoki Takahashi
高橋 英辰
Personal information
Full name Hidetoki Takahashi
Date of birth (1916-04-11)April 11, 1916
Place of birth Fukushima, Fukushima, Japan
Date of death February 5, 2000(2000-02-05) (aged 83)
Place of death Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Kariya High School
1937–1940 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1958 Hitachi
Teams managed
1955–1956 Waseda University
1957 Japan
1959 Japan U-20
1960–1962 Japan
1970–1976 Hitachi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Takahashi was born in Fukushima on April 11, 1916. He played for Waseda University. He won 1938 Emperor's Cup with Sei Fuwa, Sekiji Sasano, Kunitaka Sueoka, Shogo Kamo and so on. After graduation from university, he played for Hitachi from 1941 to 1958.

Coaching careerEdit

From 1955, Takahashi started managering career too. In 1957, he became manager for Japan national team as Shigemaru Takenokoshi successor for tour for China. In 1959, he became manager for Japan U-20 national team for 1959 AFC Youth Championship and won 3rd place. In 1960, he managed for Japan national team as Takenokoshi successor again. He managed at 1962 World Cup qualification and 1962 Asian Games until 1962. After that, he managed for Hitachi.

On February 5, 2000, Takahashi died of pneumonia in Meguro, Tokyo at the age of 83. In 2009, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.[1]

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