|Full name||Takeo Wakabayashi|
|Date of birth||29 August 1907|
|Place of birth||Hyogo, Empire of Japan|
|Date of death||7 August 1937(aged 29)|
|Place of death||Hyogo, Empire of Japan|
|Kobe Daiichi High School|
|Tokyo Imperial University|
|Kobe Icchu Club|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Wakabayashi was born in Hyogo Prefecture on 29 August 1907. He played for his local club Kobe Icchu Club was consisted of his alma mater high school players and graduates. At the club, he won 1927 Emperor's Cup with Tadao Takayama and so on.
National team careerEdit
In May 1930, when Wakabayashi was a Tokyo Imperial University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games in Tokyo and Japan also won the championship. At this competition, on 25 May, he debuted and scored 4 goals against Philippines. He was the first player in Japan national team to score a hat-trick in debut. The same feat would be achieved 80 years later by Sota Hirayama. On 29 May, he also played against Republic of China. He played 2 games and scored 4 goals for Japan in 1930.
National team statisticsEdit
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