Masashi Oguro

Masashi Oguro (大黒 将志, Ōguro Masashi, born 4 May 1980) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Tochigi SC.[1] He made 22 appearances scoring 5 goals for Japan national team between 2005 and 2008.

Masashi Oguro
大黒 将志
Masashi Oguro 2010.jpg
Oguro in 2010
Personal information
Full name Masashi Oguro
Date of birth (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Tochigi SC
Number 9
Youth career
1993–1998 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Gamba Osaka 111 (48)
2001Consadole Sapporo (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Grenoble 19 (6)
2006–2008 Torino 10 (0)
2008–2009 Tokyo Verdy 53 (23)
2010 Yokohama FC 16 (12)
2010 FC Tokyo 22 (7)
2011–2013 Yokohama F. Marinos 53 (12)
2013 Hangzhou Greentown 24 (3)
2014–2017 Kyoto Sanga FC 110 (48)
2016Montedio Yamagata (loan) 26 (9)
2018– Tochigi SC 40 (12)
Total 488 (180)
National team
2005–2008 Japan 22 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Club careerEdit

Oguro joined the J1 League in 1999, with Gamba Osaka. He was loaned to Consadole Sapporo for the 2001 season, and returned to Gamba having impressed many[who?] in Osaka. In 2004, Oguro scored the second-highest number of goals in the J1 League, and the highest number of all Japanese-born players. In Chinese characters, Oguro's name resembles that of the god Daikokuten, giving him that nickname. Gamba Osaka's official merchandise store has come to be called the Shrine of Daikokuten.[citation needed] In 2005, Oguro was the 6th top J1 League scorer, and helped lead Gamba Osaka to the J1 League championship.

In December 2005, Oguro was signed by French club Grenoble, where he appeared in 17 Ligue 2 matches.[2]

In August 2006, Oguro was transferred to Italian club Torino.[3]

In June 2008, Oguro returned to Japan and moved to J1 League side Tokyo Verdy.[4] However he could scored only 2 goals[5] and Verdy was relegated to J2 League. In 2009, he played in J2 League first time and scored 21 goals.[5] However the club finished at 7th place and could not return to J1. In 2010, Oguro moved to J2 club Yokohama FC and scored 12 goals in 16 matches until June.[5] In June 2010, Oguro moved to J1 club FC Tokyo. In 2011, Oguro transferred to J1 club Yokohama F. Marinos. He scored 10 goals in 2011 season.[5] However he could scored only 2 goals in 2012 season.[5]

In 2013, initially Oguro was registered in Yokohama F. Marinos (His registration was deleted in March).[6] However on 4 February, Oguro moved to Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown for the 2013 season, and rejoined manager Takeshi Okada, whom he played under at Consadole Sapporo and Japan national team.[7]

In January 2014, Oguro returned to Japan and signed with J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC.[8] he scored 42 goals in 2 seasons.[5] In 2016, he moved to Montedio Yamagata on loan.[9] In 2017, he returned to Sanga. In 2018, he moved to Tochigi SC.[10]

International careerEdit

Oguro was chosen for the Japanese national team in 2005 for the 2006 World Cup qualifying games. During his second game for the team on 9 February, Oguro scored the second goal in injury time to help Japan to a 2–0 win over North Korea in the final game of Asian qualification.[11] In 2005, Oguro was the 5th top scorer for the Japanese national team.[12] In May 2006, Oguro was called up to play for Japan in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.[13] He played 22 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 2008.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of end of 2018 season[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gamba Osaka 1999 11 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
2000 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 1
2002 6 1 0 0 2 1 8 2
2003 26 10 2 0 5 3 33 13
2004 30 20 2 6 7 4 39 30
2005 31 16 2 2 4 0 39 17
Consadole Sapporo (loan) 2001 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Grenoble 2005–06 17 5 0 0 0 0 17 5
2006–07 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1
Torino 2006–07 7 0 0 0 7 0
2007–08 3 0 1 0 4 0
Tokyo Verdy 2008 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
2009 39 21 0 0 39 21
Yokohama FC 2010 16 12 0 0 16 12
FC Tokyo 2010 22 7 2 0 2 0 26 7
Yokohama F. Marinos 2011 28 10 3 4 5 3 36 17
2012 25 2 1 0 3 1 29 1
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hangzhou Greentown 2013 24 3 2 3 26 6
Kyoto Sanga FC 2014 42 26 2 1 44 27
2015 40 16 3 0 43 16
2017 28 6 1 0 29 6
Montedio Yamagata (loan) 2016 26 9 1 1 27 10
Tochigi SC 2018 40 12 0 0 40 12
2019
Career total 488 180 22 17 35 12 545 209

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2005 15 5
2006 6 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
Total 22 5
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Oguro goal.
List of international goals scored by Masashi Oguro
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 February 2005 Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan   North Korea 2–1 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2 8 June 2005 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   North Korea 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3 19 June 2005 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany   Greece 1–0 1–0 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
4 22 June 2005 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany   Brazil 2–2 2–2 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
5 17 August 2005 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan   Iran 2–0 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Honors and awardsEdit

TeamEdit

Gamba Osaka

FC Tokyo

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Masashi Oguro at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ Masashi Oguro – French league stats at LFP – also available in French
  3. ^ "Oguro seals move to Torino, Inamoto close to Galatasaray switch". Asian Football Confederation. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Stats Centre: Masashi Oguro Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Masashi Oguro at J.League (in Japanese)  
  6. ^ J.League
  7. ^ "大黒将志選手に関するお知らせ". Yokohama F. Marinos. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  8. ^ Kyoto Sanga FC(in Japanese)
  9. ^ Montedio Yamagata(in Japanese)
  10. ^ Tochigi SC(in Japanese)
  11. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  12. ^ Japan National Football Team Database
  13. ^ Masashi OguroFIFA competition record (archived)  
  14. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 191 out of 289)

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