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Masayuki Okano
Personal information
Full nameMasayuki Okano
Date of birth (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 49)
Place of birthYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionMidfielder, Forward
Youth career
1988–1990Matsue Nihon University High School
1991–1993Nihon University
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994–2001Urawa Reds211(36)
2001–2003Vissel Kobe58(4)
2004–2008Urawa Reds58(2)
2009TSW Pegasus FC9(1)
2009–2013Gainare Tottori66(1)
Total402(44)
National team
1995–1999Japan25(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Masayuki Okano (岡野 雅行 Okano Masayuki?, born July 25, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography

Okano was born in Yokohama on July 25, 1972. After dropped out from Nihon University, he joined J1 League club Urawa Reds in 1994. In 1990s, he played as forward in many matches from first season. In 2001 season, his opportunity to play decreased and he moved to Vissel Kobe in September. He played as midfielder from then. He returned to Urawa Reds in 2004. The club won the champions 2006 J1 League, 2005 and 2006 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won 2007 AFC Champions League. In 2009, he moved to Hong Kong First Division League club TSW Pegasus FC. In July 2009, he returned to Japan and joined Japan Football League club Gainare Tottori. The club won the champions in 2010 and was promoted to J2 League. He retired end of 2013 season.

In January 1995, Okano was selected by the Japan national team for the 1995 King Fahd Cup, but he did not play in the match. On September 20, he debuted for the Japan national team against Paraguay. In 1996, he played at the 1996 Asian Cup. During 1998 World Cup qualification, in the final qualifier match for the 1998 World Cup against Iran, he scored the golden goal that took Japan to their first ever World Cup finals. At the 1998 World Cup, he played 29 minutes as a substitute against Croatia. He also played at the 1999 Copa América. This competition was his last game for Japan. He played 25 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1999.

Statistics

[1][2]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
1994 Urawa Reds J1 League 35 3 3 0 2 0 - 40 3
1995 44 5 3 0 - - 47 5
1996 30 11 3 2 13 2 - 46 15
1997 23 4 2 1 0 0 - 25 5
1998 34 7 2 1 0 0 - 36 8
1999 11 0 0 0 4 0 - 15 0
2000 J2 League 26 6 4 1 2 0 - 32 7
2001 J1 League 8 0 0 0 1 0 - 9 0
2001 Vissel Kobe J1 League 11 3 2 0 0 0 - 13 3
2002 24 1 1 0 5 0 - 30 1
2003 23 0 2 0 6 1 - 31 1
2004 Urawa Reds J1 League 15 1 2 0 8 2 - 23 2
2005 20 1 4 0 7 0 - 31 1
2006 8 0 2 0 6 0 - 16 0
2007 11 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 19 0
2008 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Hong KongLeague Hong Kong FA Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2008/09 TSW Pegasus FC First Division 9 1 4 0 1 0 - 14 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Gainare Tottori Football League 7 1 1 0 - - 8 1
2010 16 0 0 0 - - 16 0
2011 J2 League 13 0 1 0 - - 14 0
2012 20 0 0 0 - - 20 0
2013 10 0 1 0 - - 11 0
Country Japan 393 43 34 5 58 5 6 0 491 53
Hong Kong 9 1 4 0 1 0 - 14 1
Total 402 44 38 5 59 5 6 0 505 54

[3]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 3 0
1996 11 1
1997 5 1
1998 5 0
1999 1 0
Total 25 2

References

  1. Masayuki Okano at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. Masayuki Okano at J.League (in Japanese)
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites

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