Takashi Kano

Japanese association football player

Takashi Kano (加納 孝, Kano Takashi, October 31, 1920 – June 4, 2000) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Takashi Kano
Personal information
Full name Takashi Kano
Date of birth (1920-10-31)October 31, 1920
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Date of death June 4, 2000(2000-06-04) (aged 79)
Place of death Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1936–1938 Tokyo Daihachi High School
1939–1945 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waseda WMW
National team
1951–1954 Japan 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Kano was born in Tokyo Metropolis on October 31, 1920. He played for Waseda WMW which was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates. In 1940, 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.

In March 1951, when Kano was 30 years old, he was selected the Japan national team for Japan team first game after World War II, 1951 Asian Games. At this competition, on March 7, he debuted against Iran. He also played at 1954 Asian Games and scored 2 goals. He played 7 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1954.

On June 4, 2000, Kano died of heart failure in Ota, Tokyo at the age of 79.



Japan national team
1951 3 0
1952 0 0
1953 0 0
1954 4 2
Total 7 2


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