Naoki Kawaguchi

Naoki Kawaguchi
Personal information
Full name Naoki Kawaguchi
Date of birth (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994
Place of birth Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Shimizu S-Pulse
Number 24
Youth career
2010–2012 Albirex Niigata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Albirex Niigata 61 (0)
2014-2015J.League U-22 Selection 7 (0)
2016–Shimizu S-Pulse (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Japan U-17 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:40, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Naoki Kawaguchi (川口 尚紀 Kawaguchi Naoki, born 24 May 1994) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a right back for Shimizu S-Pulse.


A product of Albirex Niigata academy. Kawaguchi joined the Albirex at the age of 15 and has been used in both midfield and offensive positions while progressing through the ranks at the club. He made his first team debut in the Emperor's Cup match against Saurcos Fukui in September 2012, and provided the cross for a Bruno Lopes goal.[1] He signed a professional contract in October 2012 following the completion of his scholarship.[2] He made his J. League debut on 27 April 2013, in a 3–2 defeat to Kashima Antlers.

Club career statistics

As of 7 January 2015
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albirex Niigata 2012 00200020
2013 2202030270
2014 1000020120
2015 00000000
Total 3204050410


  1. "Niigata 2 - 1 Fukui". J's Goal. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. "Kawaguchi signs professional terms". Albirex Niigata. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
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