Motoo Tatsuhara

Motoo Tatsuhara (立原 元夫, Tatsuhara Motoo, January 14, 1913 – ?) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Motoo Tatsuhara
立原 元夫
Personal information
Full name Motoo Tatsuhara
Date of birth (1913-01-14)January 14, 1913
Place of birth Shinagawa, Tokyo, Empire of Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1933–1936 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waseda WMW
International career
1934–1936 Japan 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Tatsuhara was born in Shinagawa, Tokyo on January 14, 1913. He played for Waseda WMW was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. At the club, he played with many Japan national team players Taizo Kawamoto, Tadao Horie, Yasuo Suzuki, Kunitaka Sueoka, Takashi Kano and so on. He won the 2nd place at 1940 Emperor's Cup. This tournament was the last Emperor's Cup before the war because Emperor's Cup was suspended for World War II from 1941 to 1945.

National team careerEdit

Miracle of Berlin (1936 Olympics 1st round v Sweden on August 4)

In May 1934, when Tatsuhara was a Waseda University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1934 Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At this competition, on May 13, he debuted against Dutch East Indies. In 1936, he was also selected Japan for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.[1] Japan completed a come-from-behind victory first game against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. He played 4 games for Japan until 1936.[2]

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1934 2 0
1935 0 0
1936 2 0
Total 4 0


  1. ^ "Motoo Tatsuhara". Olympedia. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database

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