Daisuke Oku

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Daisuke Oku
奥 大介
Personal information
Full name Daisuke Oku
Date of birth (1976-02-07)February 7, 1976
Place of birth Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan
Date of death October 17, 2014(2014-10-17) (aged 38)
Place of death Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1993 Kobe Koryo Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Júbilo Iwata 147 (36)
2002–2006 Yokohama F. Marinos 117 (25)
2007 Yokohama FC 16 (1)
Total 280 (62)
National team
1995 Japan U-20 4 (1)
1998–2004 Japan 26 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daisuke Oku (奧 大介, Oku Daisuke, February 7, 1976 – October 17, 2014) was a Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Oku was born in Amagasaki on February 7, 1976. After graduating from high school, he joined Júbilo Iwata in 1994. He debuted in 1996. He became a regular player from 1997. The club won the champions at 1997, 1999 J1 League and 1998 J.League Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions 1998–99 Asian Club Championship and the 2nd place 1999–00 and 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. He moved to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2002. The club won the champions in 2003 and 2004 J1 League. He also played as captain and was selected Best Eleven in both seasons.[2] He moved to Yokohama FC in 2007. He retired end of 2007 season.

National team career[edit]

In April 1995, Oku was selected Japan U-20 national team for 1995 World Youth Championship. At this competition, he played all 4 matches and scored a goal against Brazil in Quarterfinals.

After 1998 World Cup, in October 1998, Oku was selected Japan national team by new manager Philippe Troussier. On October 28, he debuted for Japan against Egypt. He played at 1999 Copa América and 2000 Asian Cup. At 2000 Asian Cup, he played 4 matches and Japan won the champions. However he was not selected Japan for 2002 World Cup. In 2003, he was selected Japan for the first time in 2 years by manager Zico. He also played at 2003 Confederations Cup. He played 26 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2004.[3]

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.[6]

Death[edit]

On the morning of 17 October 2014, Oku was killed following a car accident on Miyako Island.[7] 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.[8] According to police, he was transported to a hospital, where he was soon pronounced dead from a broken pelvis and other injuries.[8] There were no other passengers in the car and following his death, police began investigating the cause of the accident.[6]

Club statistics[edit]

[9]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
1994 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1995 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1996 6 0 0 0 8 0 - 14 0
1997 26 9 4 0 12 3 - 42 12
1998 32 12 3 0 6 2 - 41 14
1999 28 7 3 0 4 0 - 35 7
2000 30 4 3 0 4 0 - 37 4
2001 25 4 2 0 6 0 - 33 4
2002 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 26 7 2 1 0 0 - 28 8
2003 26 5 1 0 5 1 - 32 6
2004 25 10 2 1 4 1 4 1 35 13
2005 25 1 2 1 1 0 5 1 33 3
2006 15 2 1 0 4 0 - 20 2
2007 Yokohama FC J1 League 16 1 0 0 2 1 - 18 2
Total 280 62 23 3 56 8 9 1 350 72

National team statistics[edit]

[3]

Japan national team
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]

Júbilo Iwata[8][10]
Yokohama F. Marinos[8][11]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Japan soccer star Oku killed in car crash". Japan Today. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ soccerdigestweb.com(in Japanese)
  3. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database
  4. ^ "Ex-soccer pro Daisuke Oku arrested after threatening to kill wife". Japan Daily Press. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  5. ^ 佐伯日菜子離婚へ…奥容疑者勾留中に(in Japanese)
  6. ^ a b "Former Japan international Oku killed in crash". Washington Times. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ 元日本代表・奥大介氏が死去 38歳、宮古島で交通事故(in Japanese)
  8. ^ a b c d "Ex-Japan midfielder Oku killed in car crash". Japan News. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  9. ^ [1][2][3] at Júbilo Iwata (in Japanese)
  10. ^ a b "Records". Jubilo Iwata. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Club History: 1999-". Yokohama F. Marinos. Retrieved 27 October 2014.

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