Yoshito Ōkubo

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Yoshito Ōkubo bigraphy, stories - Japanese footballer

Yoshito Ōkubo : biography

9 June 1982 –
is a Japanese football player, he is a forward and currently plays for Kawasaki Frontale. 

International career

Okubo was part of the Japanese 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished fourth in group B, below group winners Paraguay, Italy and Ghana.

He made his international debut on 31 May 2003 in a friendly against Korea Republic at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo when he was sent on to the pitch to replace Takayuki Suzuki. Okubo scored his first international goal on 17 October 2007 in a friendly against Egypt at Nagai Stadium in Osaka.

National team career statistics

Appearances in major competitions

Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 3 0 0 Round 1
2004 Olympics U-23 3 0 2 Round 1
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 0 1 0 Qualified
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 4 0 2

Goals for senior national team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 October 2007 Osaka, Japan EGY}} 4–1 Won 2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
2. 17 October 2007 Osaka, Japan EGY}} 4–1 Won 2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
3. 6 February 2008 Saitama, Japan THA}} 4–1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 2 June 2008 Yokohama, Japan OMN}} 3–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 13 November 2008 Kobe, Japan SYR}} 3–1 Won Friendly

Career

On 3 January 2009, Vissel announced his transfer to VfL Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga. and turned after just six months back to Vissel Kobe There he became the first Japanese striker who won the German Bundesliga title.

Honours

Team

VfL Wolfsburg
  • Fußball-Bundesliga: 2008–09

Individual

  • Asian Young Footballer of the Year: 2003

Statistics

Updated 6 February 2013.

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 J. League Cup Asia Total
2001 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 20 2 3 0 1 1 24 3
2002 J. League 2 29 18 2 1 31 19
2003 J. League 1 24 16 5 4 3 0 32 20
2004 22 15 1 0 2 0 25 15
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2004–05 Mallorca La Liga 13 3 13 3
2005–06 26 2 1 1 27 3
Japan League Emperor’s Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2006 Cerezo Osaka J. League 1 21 6 21 6
2007 Vissel Kobe J. League 1 31 14 2 1 5 0 38 15
2008 31 11 1 1 32 12
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Europe Total
2008–09 Wolfsburg Bundesliga 9 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
Japan League Emperor’s Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2009 Vissel Kobe J. League 1 19 8 1 1 20 9
2010 17 4 1 1 18 5
2011 30 9 1 0 1 0 32 9
2012 26 4 1 0 3 2 30 6
2013 Kawasaki Frontale J. League 1 13 10 6 2 19 12
Country Japan 283 117 17 8 22 6 322 131
Spain 39 5 1 1 40 6
Germany 9 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
Total 331 122 20 9 22 6 2 0 375 137
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 14 0
2004 3 0
2005 2 0
2006 0 0
2007 2 2
2008 12 3
2009 9 0
2010 11 0
2011 0 0
2012 1 0
Total 54 5