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Sekiji Sasano
Personal information
Full nameSekiji Sasano
Place of birthShizuoka, Japan
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Shida High School
Waseda University
Senior career*
Waseda WMW
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sekiji Sasano (笹野 積次 Sasano Sekiji?) was a Japanese football player.


Sasano played for Waseda University. He won 1938 Emperor's Cup with Shogo Kamo, Sei Fuwa, Kunitaka Sueoka, Hidetoki Takahashi and so on. He also played for Waseda WMW which was consisted of his alma mater Waseda University players and graduates.

In 1936, Sasano was selected the Japan national team for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but he did not play in the match. At this competition, Japan completed a come-from-behind victory first game against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.


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