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Akira Kitaguchi
北口 晃
Personal information
Full name Akira Kitaguchi
Date of birth (1935-03-08) March 8, 1935 (age 88)
Place of birth Osaka, Empire of Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position 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.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Club career

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.

National team career

In 1956, when Kitaguchi was a Kwansei Gakuin University student, he was selected Japan national team for 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, but he did not compete. 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.

National team statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1958 3 1
1959 7 0
Total 10 1

See also

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