Shohei Otsuka

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Shohei Otsuka
Personal information
Full name Shohei Otsuka
Date of birth (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current team
JEF Chiba
Number 14
Youth career
2003–2008 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Gamba Osaka 1 (0)
2012– JEF Chiba 25 (3)
National team
2005–2007 Japan U-17 10 (5)
2010 Japan U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:27, 12 July 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2008

Shohei Otsuka (大塚 翔平 Ōtsuka Shōhei?, born 11 April 1990 in Osaka, Osaka) is a Japanese football player currently playing for JEF United Ichihara Chiba.[1] In the Final of the 2009 East Asian Games Football Event, the penalty taken by Otsuka in the penalty shoot-out was saved by Yapp Hung Fai, leading to Japan's loss against Hong Kong.

International career[edit]

On September 23, 2010, Otsuka was selected for the Japan Under-21 squad for the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou, China PR.[2]

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan AFC U-17 Championship 2006 Qualification U-15 1 1 4 Qualified
 Japan AFC U-17 Championship 2006 U-16 4 1 1 Champions
 Japan 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup U-17 2 1 0 Group Stage
 Japan 2010 Asian Games U-21

Awards and honours[edit]

Japan[edit]

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