|Full name||Akira Kitaguchi|
|Date of birth||March 8, 1935|
|Place of birth||Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|1950–1952||Meisei High School|
|1953–1956||Kwansei Gakuin University|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Kitaguchi was born in Osaka Prefecture on March 8, 1935. After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1957. In 1965, Mitsubishi Motors joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1966. He played 4 games in the league.
In 1956, when Kitaguchi was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he was selected the Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, but he did not play in the match. In May 1958, he was selected Japan for 1958 Asian Games. At this competition, on May 26, he debuted against Philippines. He played 10 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 1959.
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|Japan national team|