Kazuo Ozaki

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Kazuo Ozaki
尾崎 加寿夫
Personal information
Full name Kazuo Ozaki
Date of birth (1960-03-07) March 7, 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Mitsubishi Motors 63 (18)
1983–1988 Arminia Bielefeld 113 (18)
1988–1989 St. Pauli 6 (0)
1989–1990 Düsseldorf
1990–1992 Urawa Reds 15 (2)
1993–1994 Verdy Kawasaki 2 (0)
National team
1979 Japan U-20 3 (0)
1981–1983 Japan 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuo Ozaki (尾崎 加寿夫, Ozaki Kazuo, born March 7, 1960) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] After he moved to Germany in 1983, he was not elected Japan.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup JSL Cup Total
1978 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Total
1983/84 Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 33 5 2 1 35 6
1984/85 23 4 1 1 24 5
1985/86 2. Bundesliga 28 3 1 0 29 3
1986/87 13 3 1 0 14 3
1987/88 16 3 1 0 17 3
1988/89 St. Pauli Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 6 0
1989/90 Düsseldorf
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1990/91 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 6 1 2 3 0 0 8 4
1991/92 9 1 1 0 10 1
1992 Urawa Reds J1 League - 2 0 4 1 6 1
1993 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 80 20 4 3 5 1 89 24
Germany 119 18 6 2 125 20
Total 199 38 10 5 5 1 214 44

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1981 9 2
1982 7 1
1983 1 0
Total 17 3

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