Gen Shoji

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Gen Shoji
Gen Shoji (cropped).jpg
Shoji at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gen Shoji
Date of birth (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Gamba Osaka
Youth career
2008–2010 Yonago Kita High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2018 Kashima Antlers 157 (8)
2019–2020 Toulouse 19 (0)
2020– Gamba Osaka 18 (0)
National team
2015–2019 Japan 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Gen Shoji (昌子 源, Shoji Gen, born December 11, 1992) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Shoji was born in Kobe on December 11, 1992. After graduating from Yonago Kita High School, he joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers in 2011. He became a regular player as center back from the 2014 season. In 2016, Antlers won the champions in J1 League and qualified for 2016 Club World Cup as host country champions. At Club World Cup, he played all 4 matches and won the 2nd place. In 2018, Antlers won the champions in AFC Champions League first Asian title in the club history. In January 2019, he moved to French Ligue 1 club Toulouse. In February 2020, he returned to Japan and joined Gamba Osaka.

In January 2015, Shoji was selected the Japan national team for 2015 Asian Cup, but he did not play in the match. On March 31, he debuted for the Japan against Uzbekistan. In 2018, he was selected the Japan for 2018 World Cup. He played 3 matches as center back with Maya Yoshida and Japan qualified to the knockout stage. He played 18 games and scored 1 goal for Japan until 2018.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2011 Kashima Antlers J1 League 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 9 0 4 1 5 0 - 18 1
2013 4 0 0 0 1 0 - 5 0
2014 34 2 0 0 6 0 - 40 2
2015 29 3 0 0 4 0 5 0 38 3
2016 31 1 4 0 2 1 - 37 2
2017 34 1 3 1 0 0 8 0 45 2
2018 16 1 2 0 1 0 9 0 28 1
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2018/19 Toulouse Ligue 1 18 0 2 0 0 0 - 20 0
2019/20 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2020 Gamba Osaka J1 League 18 0 0 0 1 0 - 19 0
2021
Country Japan 175 8 15 2 20 1 22 0 232 11
France 19 0 2 0 0 0 - 21 0
Total 194 8 17 2 20 1 22 0 253 11

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2015 1 0
2016 1 0
2017 8 1
2018 5 0
2019 3 0
Total 18 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Gen Shoji at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Gen Shoji at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]