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Tadao Horie
堀江 忠男
Personal information
Full name Tadao Horie
Date of birth (1913-09-13)September 13, 1913
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Empire of Japan
Date of death March 29, 2003(2003-03-29) (aged 89)
Place of death Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
???? Hamamatsu Daiichi High School
????–1935 Waseda University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Waseda WMW
National team
1934–1936 Japan 3 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tadao Horie (堀江 忠男, Horie Tadao, September 13, 1913 – March 29, 2003) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career

Horie was born in Hamamatsu on September 13, 1913. He played for Waseda WMW, which was consisted of players from his alma mater, Waseda University. At that club, he played with many futures Japan national team players, such as Motoo Tatsuhara, Yasuo Suzuki, and others.

National team career

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

In May 1934, when Horie was a Waseda University student, he was selected by the Japan national team for the 1934 Far Eastern Championship Games in Manila. At that competition, on May 15, he debuted against Philippines. In 1936, he was also selected by Japan for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. At the 1936 Summer Olympics, he played against Sweden, and Japan completed a come-from-behind victory. It was the first victory in the Olympics for Japan and a historic victory over one of the powerhouses, the team became later known as the "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, the team was selected for the Japan Football Hall of Fame. However, he fractured his right arm in the match, and could not play in the next game against Italy. He played three games for Japan until 1936.

Coaching career

After 1936 Summer Olympics, Horie retired from his playing career and joined the Asahi Shimbun. In 1951, he became a professor at his alma mater, Waseda University. He also became a manager for Waseda University and instructed many international players like Shigeo Yaegashi, Saburo Kawabuchi, Masakatsu Miyamoto, Kunishige Kamamoto, and others.

On March 29, 2003, Horie died of pneumonia in Nakano, Tokyo at the age of 89.

National team statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1934 2 0
1935 0 0
1936 1 0
Total 3 0

See also

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