Mitsuhisa Taguchi

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Mitsuhisa Taguchi
田口 光久
Personal information
Full name Mitsuhisa Taguchi
Date of birth (1955-02-14) February 14, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Kawabe, Akita, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1984 Mitsubishi Motors 163 (0)
Total 163 (0)
National team
1975–1984 Japan 59 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuhisa Taguchi (田口 光久, Taguchi Mitsuhisa, born February 14, 1955) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Taguchi was born in Akita on February 14, 1955. After graduating from high school, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1973. In 1973, the club won the champions at Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. In 1975, he deprived of regular goalkeeper from Japan national team player Kenzo Yokoyama. In 1978, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1984. He played 161 games in the league. He was elected Best Eleven 8 times included for 7 years in a row (1977-1983).

National team career[edit]

On September 8, 1975, Taguchi debuted for Japan national team against South Korea. In 1977, he became a regular goalkeeper and played at 1978 World Cup qualification, 1978 Asian Games and 1980 Summer Olympics qualification. From 1982, he became a captain and played at 1982 Asian Games and 1984 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 59 games for Japan until 1984.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1973 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 1 0
1974 1 0
1975 17 0
1976 18 0
1977 18 0
1978 18 0
1979 18 0
1980 18 0
1981 18 0
1982 18 0
1983 18 0
1984 0 0
Country Japan 163 0
Total 163 0

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1975 1 0
1976 3 0
1977 5 0
1978 13 0
1979 8 0
1980 4 0
1981 4 0
1982 8 0
1983 9 0
1984 4 0
Total 59 0

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