Naoemon Shimizu

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Naoemon Shimizu
Personal information
Full name Naoemon Shimizu
Place of birth Hiroshima, Japan
Date of death (1945-08-06)August 6, 1945
Place of death Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Hiroshima Daiichi High School
Kobe Higher Commercial School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Rijo Shukyu-Dan
National team
1923 Japan 2 (1)
Rijo Shukyu-Dan
Winner Emperor's Cup 1924
Winner Emperor's Cup 1925
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Naoemon Shimizu (清水 直右衛門, Shimizu Naoemon, ? – August 6, 1945) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Shimizu was born in Hiroshima Prefecture. He played for his local club Rijo Shukyu-Dan. He won 1924 and 1925 Emperor's Cup with international players Shizuo Miyama and Sachi Kagawa.

In May 1923, Shimizu was selected the Japan national team for Far Eastern Championship Games in Osaka. At this competition, on May 23, he debuted against Philippines. This match is Japan team first match in "International A Match". Next day, he played and scored a goal against Republic of China. But Japan lost in both matches (1-2, v Philippines and 1-5, v Republic of China). He played 2 games and scored 1 goal for Japan in 1923.

After retirement, Shimizu kept a kimono shop in Hiroshima. However, on August 6, 1945, he (aged 44) died with his wife (aged 38) (Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki).[1]

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Japan national team
1923 2 1
Total 2 1

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