Masayuki Okano

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Masayuki Okano
Personal information
Full name Masayuki Okano
Date of birth (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Yokohama, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1991–1993 Nihon University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2001 Urawa Reds 211 (36)
2001–2003 Vissel Kobe 58 (4)
2004–2008 Urawa Reds 58 (2)
2009 TSW Pegasus 9 (1)
2009–2013 Gainare Tottori 66 (1)
Total 402 (44)
National team
1995–1999 Japan 25 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Masayuki Okano (岡野 雅行, Okano Masayuki, born July 25, 1972) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

He was capped 25 times and scored 2 goals for the Japanese national team between 1995 and 1999, including 29 minutes as a substitute against Croatia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[1]

In the final qualifier match for France 98 against Iran, he scored the golden goal that brought Japan to their first ever World Cup finals.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 23 January 2011
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 League Cup Asia Total
1994 Urawa Reds J1 League 35 3 3 0 2 0 - 40 3
1995 44 5 3 0 - - 47 5
1996 30 11 3 2 13 2 - 46 15
1997 23 4 2 1 0 0 - 25 5
1998 34 7 2 1 0 0 - 36 8
1999 11 0 0 0 4 0 - 15 0
2000 J2 League 26 6 4 1 2 0 - 32 7
2001 J1 League 8 0 - 1 0 - 9 0
Vissel Kobe 11 3 2 0 - - 13 3
2002 24 1 1 0 5 0 - 30 1
2003 23 0 2 0 6 1 - 31 1
2004 Urawa Reds 15 1 2 0 8 2 - 23 2
2005 20 1 4 0 7 0 - 31 1
2006 8 0 2 0 6 0 - 16 0
2007 11 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 19 0
2008 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
2008–09 TSW Pegasus First Division 9 1 4 0 1 0 - 14 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2009 Gainare Tottori Football League 7 1 1 0 - - 8 1
2010 16 0 0 0 - - 16 0
2011 J2 League - -
Total Japan 350 43 32 5 58 5 6 0 446 53
Hong Kong 9 1 4 0 1 0 - 14 1
Career total 359 44 36 5 59 5 6 0 454 54

National team statistics[edit]

[3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 3 0
1996 11 1
1997 5 1
1998 5 0
1999 1 0
Total 25 2

International goals[edit]

[1]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 August 1996 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Uruguay
5–3
5–3
Friendly match
2. 16 November 1997 Larkin Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia  Iran
3–2
3–2
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification AFC Play-off

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds
2007
2006
2005, 2006
2006
Gainare Tottori
2010

Individual[edit]

1996
  • J. League Fair Play Award: 1
1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "OKANO Masayuki". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  2. ^ "Japan finally earns place in soccer's premier event". Asahi Shimbun. 16 November 1997. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Masayuki Okano at National-Football-Teams.com

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