Saizo Saito

Saizo Saito (斎藤 才三, Saitō Saizō, September 24, 1908 – 2004) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Saizo Saito
斎藤 才三
Personal information
Full name Saizo Saito
Date of birth (1908-09-24)September 24, 1908
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Date of death 2004 (aged 95–96)
Place of death Japan
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kwangaku Club
National team
1930 Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Saito was born in Osaka Prefecture on September 24, 1908. He played for Kwangaku Club was consisted of his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University players and graduates. At the club, he won 1929 Emperor's Cup with Yukio Goto, Hideo Sakai and so on.

National team careerEdit

In May 1930, when Saito was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games in Tokyo and Japan won the championship. At this competition, on May 25, he debuted against Philippines. On May 29, he also played against Republic of China. He played 2 games for Japan in 1930.[1]

After retirementEdit

After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, Saito retired playing career and want to England and studied football at University of Bristol. In 1933, he joined Osaka Mainichi Shimbun and he was engaged in the management and reporting of All Japan High School Soccer Tournament until 1940.[2] After that, he worked at Hino Motors and some affiliates until 1989. He also served as the president at some Hino Motors affiliates.

Saito died in 2004.[3]

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1930 2 0
Total 2 0


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