Masashi Oguro

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Masashi Oguro
Masashi Oguro 2010.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Unattached
Youth career
Toyonaka S.S.
1992–1998 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Gamba Osaka 111 (48)
2001 Consadole Sapporo (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Grenoble 19 (6)
2006–2008 Torino 10 (0)
2008–2010 Tokyo Verdy 53 (23)
2010 Yokohama FC (loan) 16 (12)
2010 FC Tokyo (loan) 22 (7)
2011–2013 Yokohama F. Marinos 53 (12)
2013–2014 Hangzhou Greentown 24 (3)
2014–2015 Kyoto Sanga 82 (42)
National team
2005–2008[1] Japan 22 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Masashi Oguro (大黒 将志 Ōguro Masashi?, born 4 May 1980) is a Japanese footballer who last played for J2 League side Kyoto Sanga, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Oguro joined the J-league in 1999, with Gamba Osaka. He was loaned to Consadole Sapporo for the 2001 season, and returned to Gamba having impressed many in Osaka.

In 2004, Oguro scored the second highest number of goals in the J-league, and the highest number of all Japanese-born players. In Chinese characters, Oguro's name resembles that of the god Daikokuten, giving him that nickname. Gamba Osaka's official merchandise store has come to be called the `Shrine of Daikokuten`.

In 2005, Oguro was the 6th top J-league scorer, and helped led Gamba Osaka to the J-league championship.

In December 2005, Oguro was signed by French club Grenoble Foot 38, a club where he would appear in 17 Ligue 2 matches.[2]

In August 2006, Oguro was transferred to Italian club Torino.[3]

In June 2008, Oguro moved to J. League side Tokyo Verdy.[4]

He moved to Yokohama F.C. in January 2010 on a loan deal.

Oguro transferred to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2011.

On 4 February 2013, Oguro was loan to Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown for the 2013 season, rejoined manager Takeshi Okada who he played under at Consadole Sapporo and Japan national team.[5]

International career[edit]

Oguro was chosen for the Japanese national team in 2005 for the 2006 World Cup qualifying games. During his second game for the team on 9 February, Oguro scored the second goal in injury time to help Japan to a 2–0 win over North Korea in the final game of Asian qualification.[1]

In 2005, Oguro was the 5th top scorer for the Japanese national team.

In May 2006, Oguro was called up to play for Japan in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Career stats[edit]

Last update: 1 January 2016

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gamba Osaka 1999 11 0 2 0 13 0
2000 7 1 1 0 2 0 10 1
Consadole Sapporo 2001 4 0 2 0 6 0
Gamba Osaka 2002 6 1 2 1 8 2
2003 26 10 2 0 5 3 33 13
2004 30 20 2 6 7 4 39 30
2005 31 16 2 2 4 0 39 17
Grenoble 2005–06 17 5 17 5
2006–07 2 1 1 0 3 1
Torino 2006–07 7 0 7 0
2007–08 3 0 1 0 4 0
Tokyo Verdy 2008 14 2 14 2
2009 39 21 39 21
Yokohama FC 2010 16 12 16 12
FC Tokyo 2010 22 7 2 0 2 0 26 7
Yokohama F. Marinos 2011 28 10 3 4 5 3 36 17
2012 25 2 3 1 0 0 28 3
Hangzhou Greentown 2013 24 3 2 3 26 6
Kyoto Sanga 2014 42 26 2 1 44 27
2015 40 16 3 0 43 16
Career total 394 153 20 16 35 12 450 181
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 15 5
2006 6 0
2007 0 0
2008 1 0
Total 22 5

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 2005 Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan  North Korea
2–1
2–1
2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. 8 June 2005 Suphachalasai Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  North Korea
0–2
0–2
2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification
3. 19 June 2005 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany  Greece
0–1
0–1
2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
4. 22 June 2005 RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany  Brazil
2–2
2–2
2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
5. 17 August 2005 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan  Iran
2–0
2–1
2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Honors and awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Gamba Osaka
F.C. Tokyo

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OGURO Masashi". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ Masashi Oguro – French League Stats at LFP.fr (French)
  3. ^ "Oguro seals move to Torino, Inamoto close to Galatasaray switch". Asian Football Confederation. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stats Centre: Masashi Oguro Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "大黒将志選手に関するお知らせ". Yokohama F. Marinos. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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