Masashi Oguro

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Masashi Oguro
Masashi Oguro 2010.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kyoto Sanga F.C.
(on loan from Hangzhou Greentown)
Number 31
Youth career
Toyonaka S.S.
1992–1998 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Gamba Osaka 111 (48)
2001 Consadole Sapporo (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Grenoble Foot 38 19 (6)
2006–2008 Torino F.C. 10 (0)
2008–2010 Tokyo Verdy 53 (23)
2010 Yokohama F.C. (loan) 16 (12)
2010 F.C. Tokyo (loan) 22 (7)
2011–2013 Yokohama F. Marinos 53 (12)
2013 Hangzhou Greentown (loan) 24 (3)
2014- Hangzhou Greentown 0 (0)
2014- Kyoto Sanga F.C. (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005–2008[1] Japan 22 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Masashi Oguro (大黒 将志 Ōguro Masashi?, born 4 May 1980) is a Japanese football player from Toyonaka in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. He plays for J. League Division 2 side Kyoto Sanga F.C. on loan from Yokohama F. Marinos as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Oguro joined the J-league in 1999, with Gamba Osaka. He was loaned to Consadole Sapporo for the 2001 season, and returned to Gamba having impressed many in Osaka.

In 2004, Oguro scored the second highest number of goals in the J-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`.

In 2005, Oguro was the 6th top J-league scorer, and helped led Gamba Osaka to the J-league championship.

In December 2005, Oguro was signed by French club Grenoble Foot 38, a club where he would appear in 17 Ligue 2 matches.[2]

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

In June 2008, Oguro moved to J. League side Tokyo Verdy.[4]

He moved to Yokohama F.C. in January 2010 on a loan deal.

Oguro transferred to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2011.

On 4 February 2013, Oguro was loan to Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown for the 2013 season, rejoined manager Takeshi Okada who he played under at Consadole Sapporo and Japan national team.[5]

International career[edit]

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.[1]

In 2005, Oguro was the 5th top scorer for the Japanese national team.

In May 2006, Oguro was called up to play for Japan in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Career stats[edit]

Last update: 4 November 2013

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
1999 Gamba Osaka J. League Division 1 11 0 - 2 0 13 0
2000 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 1
2001 Consadole Sapporo 4 0 - 2 0 6 0
2002 Gamba Osaka 6 1 - 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
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Total
2005–06 Grenoble Ligue 2 17 5 - - 17 5
2006–07 2 1 - 1 0 3 1
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Total
2006–07 Torino F.C. Serie A 7 0 - - 7 0
2007–08 3 0 1 0 - 4 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2008 Tokyo Verdy J. League Division 1 14 2 - - 14 2
2009 J. League Division 2 39 21 - - 39 21
2010 Yokohama F.C. 16 12 - - 16 12
2010 F.C. Tokyo J. League Division 1 22 7 2 0 2 0 26 7
2011 Yokohama F. Marinos 28 10 3 4 5 3 36 17
2012 Yokohama F. Marinos 25 2 3 1 0 0 28 3
China PR League FA Cup CSL Cup Total
2013 Hangzhou Greentown Chinese Super League 24 3 2 3 - 26 6
Total Japan 259 102 15 13 31 11 292 126
France 19 6 - 1 0 20 6
Italy 10 0 1 0 - 11 0
China PR 24 3 2 3 - 26 6
Career total 313 111 18 16 32 11 348 138
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 15 5
2006 6 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
Total 22 5

International goals[edit]

# 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
0–2
0–2
2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. 19 June 2005 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany  Greece
0–1
0–1
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 awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Gamba Osaka
F.C. Tokyo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OGURO Masashi". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ Masashi Oguro French league stats at LFP.fr (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. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "大黒将志選手に関するお知らせ". Yokohama F. Marinos. Retrieved 4 February 2013.