Masanori Tokita

1925 - 2004

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Masanori Tokita (鴇田 正憲, Tokita Masanori, June 24, 1925 – March 5, 2004) was a Japanese football player. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masanori Tokita has received more than 8,143 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Masanori Tokita is the 438th most popular soccer player (down from 243rd in 2019), the 489th most popular biography from Japan (down from 251st in 2019) and the 60th most popular Soccer Player.

Masanori Tokita is most famous for his "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup. Tokita was the goalkeeper for Japan and at the beginning of the game, he made a save off a shot from England. In the second half, he then punched the ball into the goal, which England players protested that it was a handball. The referee allowed the goal to stand and Japan won 2-1.

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Among soccer players, Masanori Tokita ranks 438 out of 16,880Before him are Tokizo Ichihashi, Salvatore Schillaci, Luis del Sol, Lajos Tichy, Quini, and Harry Gregg. After him are Gianluca Vialli, Ian Rush, Simone Inzaghi, Tite, Jorge Solari, and Alan Shearer.

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Among people born in 1925, Masanori Tokita ranks 113Before him are Aliya Moldagulova, Serge Moscovici, David Elazar, Tofiq Bahramov, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Luciano Leggio. After him are Warren Christopher, John Guillermin, Pavel Belyayev, Brian Aldiss, Pierre Bérégovoy, and Bill Gates Sr.. Among people deceased in 2004, Masanori Tokita ranks 71Before him are Philippe de Broca, Mercedes McCambridge, Thanom Kittikachorn, Brian Clough, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, and John Charles. After him are Sacha Distel, Russ Meyer, Jerry Orbach, Carlos Lacoste, Shiing-Shen Chern, and Roque Máspoli.

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Among people born in Japan, Masanori Tokita ranks 489 out of 6,048Before him are Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Yukio Tsuda (1917), Masaoka Shiki (1867), Fujiwara no Kamatari (614), Akiyuki Nosaka (1930), and Tokizo Ichihashi (1909). After him are Emperor Takakura (1161), Emperor Hanazono (1297), Minamoto no Yoriie (1182), Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852), Seki Takakazu (1642), and Emperor Kazan (967).


Among soccer players born in Japan, Masanori Tokita ranks 60Before him are Hiroshi Kanazawa (1950), Hiroto Muraoka (1931), Hidetoshi Nakata (1977), Masahiro Hamazaki (1940), Yukio Tsuda (1917), and Tokizo Ichihashi (1909). After him are Hisao Kami (1941), Hifuyo Uchida (null), Seki Matsunaga (1928), Kenzo Ohashi (1934), Seishiro Shimatani (1938), and Kunitaka Sueoka (1917).