Masanori Tokita

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Masanori Tokita
Personal information
Full name Masanori Tokita
Date of birth (1925-06-24)June 24, 1925
Place of birth Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Date of death March 5, 2004(2004-03-05) (aged 78)
Place of death Hyogo, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1938–1943 Kobe Daiichi High School
1944–1949 Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1959 Tanabe Pharmaceutical
National team
1951–1959 Japan 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masanori Tokita (鴇田 正憲, Tokita Masanori, June 24, 1925 – March 5, 2004) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Tokita was born in Kobe on June 24, 1925. After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he joined Tanabe Pharmaceutical in 1950. He also played for Kwangaku Club was consisted of his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University players and graduates. He won Emperor's Cup 4 times. He retired in 1959.

In March 1951, Tokita was selected the Japan national team for Japan team first game after World War II, 1951 Asian Games. At this competition, on March 7, he debuted against Iran. He also played at 1954 Asian Games. In November 1956, he was selected Japan for 1956 Summer Olympics and he played as captain. He played 12 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1959.

On March 5, 2004, Tokita died of esophageal cancer in Hyogo Prefecture at the age of 78. In 2006, he was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1951 3 1
1952 0 0
1953 0 0
1954 3 1
1955 1 0
1956 2 0
1957 0 0
1958 0 0
1959 3 0
Total 12 2

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