Taro Kagawa

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Taro Kagawa
賀川 太郎
Personal information
Full name Taro Kagawa
Date of birth (1922-08-09)August 9, 1922
Place of birth Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Date of death March 6, 1990(1990-03-06) (aged 67)
Place of death Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Kobe University of Economics
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–???? Tanabe Pharmaceutical
Osaka SC
National team
1951–1954 Japan 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Taro Kagawa (賀川 太郎, Kagawa Tarō, August 9, 1922 – March 6, 1990) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. His brother Hiroshi Kagawa is also former footballer and journalist.

Club career[edit]

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).

National team career[edit]

In March 1951, Kagawa was elected Japan national team for Japan team first game after World War II, 1951 Asian Games. At this competition, on March 7, he debuted against Iran. He also played at 1954 Asian Games. He played 5 games for Japan until 1954.[1]

Kagawa died on March 6, 1990 at the age of 67. In 2006, he was elected Japan Football Hall of Fame.

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1951 2 0
1952 0 0
1953 0 0
1954 3 0
Total 5 0


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