Masayuki Okano

Masayuki Okano (岡野 雅行, Okano Masayuki, born 25 July 1972) is a Japanese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder or forward. He played for the Japan national team.

Masayuki Okano
岡野 雅行
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-07-25) 25 July 1972 (age 50)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, forward
Youth career
1988–1990 Matsue Nihon University High School
1991–1993 Nihon University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Urawa Reds 211 (36)
2001–2003 Vissel Kobe 58 (4)
2004–2008 Urawa Reds 58 (2)
2009 TSW Pegasus 9 (1)
2009–2013 Gainare Tottori 66 (1)
Total 402 (44)
National team
1995–1999 Japan 25 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Okano was born in Yokohama on 25 July 1972. After dropped out from Nihon University, he joined 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. 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.

International careerEdit

In January 1995, he was selected by the Japan national team for the 1995 King Fahd Cup, but he did not play. On 20 September 1995, 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 America. This competition was his last game for Japan. He played 25 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 1999.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[2]
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Reds 1994 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
Total 211 36 17 5 22 2 0 0 250 43
Vissel Kobe 2001 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
Total 58 4 5 0 11 1 0 0 74 5
Urawa Reds 2004 J1 League 15 1 2 0 8 2 25 3
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
Total 58 2 9 0 25 2 6 0 98 4
TSW Pegasus 2008/09 First Division 9 1 4 0 1 0 14 1
Gainare Tottori 2009 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
Total 66 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 69 1
Career total 402 44 38 5 59 5 6 0 505 54

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[1]
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 1995 3 0
1996 11 1
1997 5 1
1998 5 0
1999 1 0
Total 25 2
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Okano goal.
List of international goals scored by Masayuki Okano[1]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 August 1996 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan   Uruguay 5–3 5–3 Friendly
2 16 November 1997 Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Iran 3–2 3–2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification AFC play-off

HonoursEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds

Gainare Tottori

Individual

Professional wrestling championships

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Japan National Football Team Database
  2. ^ Gainare Tottori(in Japanese)
  3. ^ 釧路チャリティースポーツフェスティバル. DDT Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). 25 July 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2021.

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