|Full name||Taro Kagawa|
|Date of birth||August 9, 1922|
|Place of birth||Kobe, Hyogo, Japan|
|Date of death||March 6, 1990(aged 67)|
|Place of death||Japan|
|Kobe Daiichi High School|
|Kobe University of Economics|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Taro Kagawa (賀川 太郎, Kagawa Taro, August 9, 1922 – March 6, 1990) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Hiroshi Kagawa is a former footballer and football journalist.
Biography[change | change source]
Kagawa was born in Kobe on August 9, 1922. After graduating from Kobe University of Economics, he joined Tanabe Pharmaceutical in 1948. He also played for Osaka SC. At Osaka SC, he won the 2nd place at Emperor's Cup 3 times (1951, 1952 and 1953).
In March 1951, Kagawa was selected to the Japan national team for Japan's first game after World War II, at the 1951 Asian Games. At this competition, on March 7, he debuted against Iran. He also played at the 1954 Asian Games. He played 5 games for Japan until 1954.
Kagawa died on March 6, 1990 at the age of 67. In 2006, he was selected to the Japan Football Hall of Fame.
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|Japan national team|