Akira Kitaguchi

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Akira Kitaguchi
Personal information
Full name Akira Kitaguchi
Date of birth (1935-03-08) March 8, 1935 (age 86)
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1950–1952 Meisei High School
1953–1956 Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1966 Mitsubishi Motors 4 (0)
Total 4 (0)
National team
1958–1959 Japan 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Akira Kitaguchi (北口 晃, Kitaguchi Akira, born March 8, 1935) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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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.[1] 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.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1958 3 1
1959 7 0
Total 10 1

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