Yuya Osako

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Yuya Osako
大迫 勇也
Yuya Osako.jpg
Osako with Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-05-18) 18 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Kaseda, Kagoshima, Japan
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 8
Youth career
Bansei Soccer Sports Boys
2003–2005 Kagoshima Ikueikan Junior High School
2006–2008 Kagoshima Josei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Kashima Antlers 139 (40)
2014 1860 Munich 15 (6)
2014–2018 1. FC Köln 108 (15)
2018– Werder Bremen 23 (4)
National team
2009 Japan U20 7 (1)
2010 Japan U21 3 (0)
2011 Japan U22 5 (2)
2013– Japan 43 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:05, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:12, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Yuya Osako (大迫 勇也, Ōsako Yūya, born 18 May 1990) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Werder Bremen and the Japan national team as a forward.

Club career[edit]

1860 Munich[edit]

On 6 January 2014, Osako joined German side TSV 1860 Munich for the second half of the 2014–2015 season.[2][3] He scored on his debut, the opener in a 1–1 draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf.[4] He finished the season with 6 goals in 15 appearances.[5]

1. FC Köln[edit]

In June 2014, Osako transferred to 1. FC Köln signing a three-year contract. It was reported Kashima Antlers received a transfer fee of €1.5 million while 1860 Munich earned €500,000.[6][5] In October 2016, he agreed a contract extension until summer 2020 with Köln.[7] On 28 April 2018, he played as Köln lost 3–2 to SC Freiburg which confirmed their relegation from the Bundesliga.[8]

Werder Bremen[edit]

On 16 May 2018, it was announced that Osako would join Werder Bremen for the 2018–19 season.[9][10] He scored on his debut on 19 August 2018, netting the first goal with a header in a 6–1 win against Wormatia Worms in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[11]

In February 2019, he was voted the 2018 Japanese Footballer of the Year.[12]

International career[edit]

In May 2018, he was named in Japan's preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[13] In the opening match against Colombia, he scored the second goal for Japan by a header, thus helping Japan become the first Asian team to beat a South American team in the World Cup history. He also appeared for Japan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup hosted by the United Arab Emirates. He scored four goals to help them reach the final, where they eventually lost to Qatar, 1–3.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 May 2019[15][16][17]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 2009 J. League Division 1 22 3 2 0 1 0 5 3 1 0 31 6
2010 27 4 5 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 37 8
2011 25 5 3 1 3 3 4 1 1 0 36 10
2012 32 9 3 1 9 7 1 0 45 17
2013 33 19 1 0 7 2 1 3 42 24
Total 139 40 14 5 20 12 14 5 4 3 191 65
1860 Munich 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 15 6 0 0 15 6
1. FC Köln 2014–15 Bundesliga 28 3 1 0 0 0 29 3
2015–16 25 1 2 0 0 0 27 1
2016–17 30 7 2 2 0 0 32 9
2017–18 25 4 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 32 6
Total 108 15 6 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 120 19
Werder Bremen 2018–19 Bundesliga 21 3 2 2 23 5
Career total 283 64 22 9 20 12 20 7 4 3 349 95

1Includes AFC Champions League.

2Includes Japanese Super Cup and Suruga Bank Championship.

International[edit]

As of 17 July 2019[18][19]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2013 6 3
2014 6 0
2015 3 0
2016 2 2
2017 8 2
2018 12 3
2019 6 3
Total 43 13

International goals[edit]

As of 17 July 2019[19]
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 July 2013 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea  Australia 2–0 3–2 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
2. 3–2
3. 16 November 2013 Cristal Arena, Genk, Belgium  Netherlands 1–2 2–2 Friendly
4. 11 November 2016 Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima, Japan  Oman 1–0 4–0 2016 Kirin Challenge Cup
5. 2–0
6. 13 June 2017 Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Iraq 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 6 October 2017 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan  New Zealand 1–0 2–1 Friendly
8. 19 June 2018 Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia  Colombia 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup
9. 16 October 2018 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan  Uruguay 2–1 4–3 Friendly
10. 20 November 2018 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan  Kyrgyzstan 3–0 4–0
11. 9 January 2019 Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Turkmenistan 1–1 3–2 2019 AFC Asian Cup
12. 2–1
13. 28 January 2019 Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates  Iran 1–0 3–0 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Honours[edit]

Kashima Antlers

Japan

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ "大迫選手がTSV 1860 Münchenに移籍". Kashima Antlers (in Japanese). 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Forward Osako joins Munich squad". The Japan Times. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Osako notches goal in German debut". The Japan Times. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Transfer news: Japan striker Yuya Osako joins Cologne". Sky Sports. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Gerhardt bleibt dem FC treu – Absage an Benfica". kicker Online (in German). 9 June 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Warum Stöger Ibisevic-Tore mag – Osako verlängert". kicker Online (in German). 20 October 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/freiburg-cologne-line-ups-stats-pizarro-jonas-hector-nils-petersen-timo-horn-479345.jsp
  9. ^ "Fix! Osako wechselt an die Weser". kicker Online (in German). 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Yuya Osako joins SV Werder" (in German). SV Werder Bremen. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen". The Japan Times. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  12. ^ a b ""Etwas Besonderes": Osako ist Japans Fußballer des Jahres". kicker Online (in German). 13 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  13. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  14. ^ Reidy, Paul (2 February 2019). "Impressive Qatar stun Japan to lift 2019 Asian Cup". Diario AS.
  15. ^ "Japan – Yuya Osako – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com.
  16. ^ "Yuya Osako > Club matches". Worldfootball.net.
  17. ^ "Stats Centre: Yuya Osako Facts". Guardian.co.uk.
  18. ^ Japan National Football Team Database
  19. ^ a b Yuya Osako at National-Football-Teams.com

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