Kazu Naoki

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Kazu Naoki
直木 和
Personal information
Full name Kazu Naoki
Date of birth (1918-03-23)March 23, 1918
Place of birth Japan
Date of death 1940s
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Tokyo Imperial University
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940 Japan 1 (0)

Kazu Naoki (直木 和, Naoki Kazu, March 23, 1918 – 1940s) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

National team career[edit]

Naoki was born on March 23, 1918. On June 16, 1940, when he was a Tokyo Imperial University student, he debuted for Japan national team against Philippines and Japan won the match.[1] This match was the first match since 1936 Summer Olympics and the only match in the 1940s in Japan's International A Match due to World War II. Naoki died in an accident immediately after World War II.[2][3]

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1940 1 0
Total 1 0


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