Japan National Football Team Results: 1910-1919

Although not officially recognised by FIFA, this is the selection deemed to be the first Japan national football team by the Japan Football Association.  Japan was represented by the Tokyo Higher Normal School, now the University of Tsukuba, which continues to hold a strong reputation in football.  Only Waseda University has won more All Japan College Football championship titles to date.

Although not officially recognised by FIFA, this is the selection deemed to be the first Japan national football team by the Japan Football Association. Japan was represented by the Tokyo Higher Normal School, now the University of Tsukuba, which continues to uphold a strong and proud football reputation. Only Waseda University has won more All Japan College Football championship titles to date.


Third Far Eastern Games

09/05/1917 Japan Selection 0 (0) Republic of China 5 (4)
Japan XI: Tomita; Haga, Takei; Yoshiki, Takeuchi (C), Kumanosuke Ueyama; Watanabe, Sasaki, Okubo, Fujii, Nukata
Substitutes: Osugi, Toyosaki, Ishikawa, Yamamoto, Kageyama
Venue: Shibaura Ground, Tokyo, Japan

10/05/1917 Japan Selection 2 (1) Philippines 15 (5)
Japan XI: Tomita; Haga, Takei; Yoshiki, Takeuchi (C), Kumanosuke Ueyama; Watanabe, Sasaki, Okubo, Fujii, Nukata
Substitutes: Osugi, Toyosaki, Ishikawa, Yamamoto, Kageyama
Venue: Shibaura Ground, Tokyo, Japan
Note: This is Japan’s largest ever defeat against a national team

Japan was represented by the Tokyo Higher Normal School. China was represented by South China AA.

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