|Full name||Kazuo Ozaki|
|Date of birth||March 7, 1960|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ozaki was born in Tokyo on March 7, 1960. After graduating from high school, he joined Mitsubishi Motors in 1978. In 1978, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He was also elected Japanese Footballer of the Year awards in 1982.
In July 1983, Ozaki moved to Germany and joined Arminia Bielefeld. He was the second Japanese to play in the Bundesliga after Yasuhiko Okudera. In 1985, Arminia Bielefeld was relegated to 2. Bundesliga. From 1988, he played at St. Pauli (1988-89) and Düsseldorf (1989-90).
In 1990, Ozaki returned to Japan and joined Mitsubishi Motors (later Urawa Reds). He moved to Verdy Kawasaki in 1993. He retired in 1994.
National team career
In August 1979, Ozaki was elected Japan U-20 national team for 1979 World Youth Championship. He played in 3 matches as captain. On February 8, 1981, he debuted for Japan national team against Malaysia. He played at 1982 Asian Games. He played 17 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 1983. After he moved to Germany in 1983, he was not elected Japan.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||JSL Cup||Total|
|1978||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1990/91||Mitsubishi Motors||JSL Division 1||6||1||2||3||0||0||8||4|
|1992||Urawa Reds||J1 League||-||2||0||4||1||6||1|
|1993||Verdy Kawasaki||J1 League||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Kazuo Ozaki – FIFA competition record
- Kazuo Ozaki at National-Football-Teams.com
- Japan National Football Team Database
- Kazuo Ozaki at J.League (in Japanese)
- Kazuo Ozaki at fussballdaten.de (in German)
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