Ko Takamoro

Ko Takamoro (高師 康, Takamoro Ko, November 9, 1907 – March 26, 1995) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Ko Takamoro
高師 康
Personal information
Full name Ko Takamoro
Date of birth (1907-11-09)November 9, 1907
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Empire of Japan
Date of death March 26, 1995(1995-03-26) (aged 87)
Place of death Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Waseda University High School
????–1930 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Saitama Shukyu-Dan
Waseda WMW
National team
1927 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Takamoro was born in Saitama on November 9, 1907. He played for Saitama Shukyu-Dan and Waseda WMW was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. At the club, he played with many Japan national team players Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Haruo Arima, Misao Tamai, Tamotsu Asakura, Shigeru Takahashi, Shojiro Sugimura, Nagayasu Honda and Michiyo Taki. He won 1928 Emperor's Cup.

National team careerEdit

In August 1927, when Takamoro was a Waseda University Senior High School student, he was selected Japan national team for 1927 Far Eastern Championship Games in Shanghai. At this competition, on August 27, he debuted against Republic of China. On August 29, he also played against Philippines and Japan won this match. This is Japan national team first victory in International A Match. He played 2 games for Japan in 1927.[1]

After retirementEdit

After retirement, Takamoro worked at Asahi Shimbun from 1936 to 1962.

Takamoro died on March 26, 1995 at the age of 87.

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1927 2 0
Total 2 0


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