Masashi Oguro

Masashi Oguro
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980
Place of birth Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Montedio Yamagata
Number 33
Youth career
Toyonaka S.S.
1992–1998 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Gamba Osaka 111 (48)
2001Consadole Sapporo (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Grenoble 19 (6)
2006–2008 Torino 10 (0)
2008–2009 Tokyo Verdy 53 (23)
2010 Yokohama FC 16 (12)
2010 FC Tokyo 22 (7)
2011–2013 Yokohama F. Marinos 53 (12)
2013–2014 Hangzhou Greentown 24 (3)
2014–2015 Kyoto Sanga 82 (42)
2016–Montedio Yamagata (loan)
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.

‡ 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 plays for J2 League side Montedio Yamagata on loan from Kyoto Sanga, as a striker.[2]

Club career

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 lead Gamba Osaka to the J-league championship.

In December 2005, Oguro was signed by French club Grenoble Foot 38, where he appeared in 17 Ligue 2 matches.[3]

In August 2006, Oguro was transferred to Italian club Torino.[4]

In June 2008, Oguro moved to J. League side Tokyo Verdy.[5]

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 loaned to Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown for the 2013 season, and rejoined manager Takeshi Okada, whom he played under at Consadole Sapporo and Japan national team.[6]

International career

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

Last update: 1 January 2016

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gamba Osaka199911020130
Consadole Sapporo2001402060
Gamba Osaka2002612182
Tokyo Verdy2008142142
Yokohama FC201016121612
FC Tokyo20102272020267
Yokohama F. Marinos2011281034533617
Hangzhou Greentown201324323266
Kyoto Sanga20144226214427
Career total 39415320163512450181
Japan national team

International goals

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

Honors and awards


Gamba Osaka
F.C. Tokyo



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