Kazunari Okayama

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Kazunari Okayama
岡山 一成
Personal information
Full name Kazunari Okayama
Date of birth (1978-04-24) April 24, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender, Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Yokohama F. Marinos 30 (3)
1999Omiya Ardija (loan) 6 (1)
2001 Cerezo Osaka 28 (3)
2002–2004 Kawasaki Frontale 73 (3)
2005 Avispa Fukuoka 34 (0)
2006–2007 Kashiwa Reysol 46 (10)
2007–2008 Vegalta Sendai 51 (6)
2009–2010 Pohang Steelers 17 (1)
2011–2012 Consadole Sapporo 10 (0)
2013–2017 Nara Club 44 (1)
Total 339 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazunari Okayama (岡山 一成, Okayama Kazunari, born April 24, 1978) or Kang Il-Sung (Korean: 강일성, Hanja: 康一成) is a former Japanese football player of Korean descent.

Playing career[edit]

Okayama was born in Sakai on April 24, 1978. After graduating from high school, he joined J1 League club Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1997. On September 6, he debuted as forward and scored a goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima.[1][2] After the debut, he scored a goal for 3 matches in a row. However he could hardly play in the match from 1998. In June 1999, he moved to J2 League club Omiya Ardija.[3] In 2000, he returned to Yokohama F. Marinos. He was converted to center back and played many matches. In 2001, he moved to Cerezo Osaka. He played many matches as forward. In 2002, he moved to J2 club Kawasaki Frontale and became a regular player as right defender of three backs defense. Although he played many matches in 2003, he could not play as starting member in most matches and he could hardly play in the match in 2004. In 2005, he moved to Avispa Fukuoka. He played many matches as mainly center back and the club was promoted to J1 end of 2005 season. However he moved to J2 club Kashiwa Reysol in 2006. He played many matches as center back and the club was promoted to J1 from 2007 season. However he could hardly play in the match in 2007 and he moved to J2 club Vegalta Sendai in August 2007. He played as regular center back in 2 seasons. After a half year blank, he moved to South Korean club Pohang Steelers in July 2009. He played for the club in 2 seasons and returned to Japan end of 2010 season. After a half year blank, he joined to Consadole Sapporo in June 2011. However he could hardly play in the match and left the club end of 2012 season. In August 2013, he joined Regional Leagues club Nara Club. The club was promoted to Japan Football League from 2015. He played for the club until 2017 season.

Club statistics[edit]

[4][5]

Season Club League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1997 Yokohama Marinos J1 League 8 3 2 1 0 0 10 4
1998 5 0 0 0 4 2 9 2
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1999 Omiya Ardija J2 League 6 1 2 2 0 0 8 3
2000 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 13 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
2001 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 28 3 4 0 2 0 34 3
2002 Kawasaki Frontale J2 League 37 1 5 1 - 42 2
2003 34 2 1 0 - 35 2
2004 2 0 0 0 - 2 0
2005 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 34 0 1 0 - 35 0
2006 Kashiwa Reysol J2 League 45 10 0 0 - 45 10
2007 J1 League 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2007 Vegalta Sendai J2 League 18 2 0 0 - 18 2
2008 33 4 0 0 - 33 4
2011 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 5 0 1 0 - 6 0
2012 J1 League 5 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
2013 Nara Club Regional Leagues 3 0 2 1 - 5 1
2014 8 0 2 1 - 10 1
2015 Football League 15 0 0 0 - 15 0
2016 5 0 1 0 - 6 0
2017 13 1 1 0 - 14 1
Total 322 27 24 6 12 2 358 35

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Pohang Steelers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kazunari Okayama at J.League (in Japanese)
  2. ^ J.League
  3. ^ J.League(in Japanese)
  4. ^ J.League(in Japanese)
  5. ^ Nara Club(in Japanese)

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