Daisuke Oku

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Daisuke Oku
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-02-07)February 7, 1976
Place of birth Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan
Date of death October 17, 2014(2014-10-17) (aged 38)[1]
Place of death Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1994 Kobe Koryo Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Jubilo Iwata 147 (36)
2002–2006 Yokohama F. Marinos 117 (25)
2007 Yokohama FC 16 (1)
National team
1995 Japan U20 4 (1)
1998–2004 Japan 26 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Daisuke Oku (奧 大介 Oku Daisuke?, 7 February 1976 – 17 October 2014) was a Japanese footballer.[1]

Career[edit]

Oku turned professional after graduating from Kobe Koryo Gakuen High School in 1994.[2] In 280 J. League matches, representing Jubilo Iwata, Yokohama F. Marinos and Yokohama FC, he scored 62 times.[2][3] He played for Jubilo until 2001, helping the club win two league titles and then played five seasons with Yokohama F Marinos, where he won two more titles.[2] He finished his career in 2007 after playing for one season with Yokohama.[2][4]

Oku earned his first national cap in 1998 and appeared in 26 matches through 2004 for the senior national side, scoring on two occasions.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

Oku married actress Hinako Saeki in 2002. In 2013, Oku was arrested by Kanagawa Prefecture police after he threatened to kill Hinako on multiple occasions.[4] Saeki eventually filed for divorce later that year.[5] But prosecutors decided not to indict Oku.[3]

Death[edit]

On the morning of 17 October 2014, Oku was killed following a car accident on Miyako Island.[6] He was driving on a prefectural road at about 4:25 a.m. when his car veered into the opposite lane and struck a telephone pole.[2] According to police, he was transported to a hospital, where he was soon pronounced dead from a broken pelvis and other injuries.[2]There were no other passengers in the car and following his death, police began investigating the cause of the accident.[3]

International statistics[edit]

Japan national team[7]
Year Apps Goals
1998 1 0
1999 5 1
2000 12 1
2001 4 0
2002 0 0
2003 3 0
2004 1 0
Total 26 2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Jubilo Iwata[2][8]
Yokohama F. Marinos[2][9]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Japan soccer star Oku killed in car crash". Japan Today. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ex-Japan midfielder Oku killed in car crash". Japan News. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Former Japan international Oku killed in crash". Washington Times. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Ex-soccer pro Daisuke Oku arrested after threatening to kill wife". Japan Daily Press. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ 佐伯日菜子離婚へ…奥容疑者勾留中に(Japanese)
  6. ^ 元日本代表・奥大介氏が死去 38歳、宮古島で交通事故(Japanese)
  7. ^ Daisuke Oku at National-Football-Teams.com
  8. ^ a b "Records". Jubilo Iwata. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Club History: 1999-". Yokohama F. Marinos. Retrieved 27 October 2014.