Kazuo Ozaki

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Kazuo Ozaki
Personal information
Full name Kazuo Ozaki
Date of birth (1960-03-07) March 7, 1960 (age 61)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1975–1977 Nihon University High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Mitsubishi Motors 63 (18)
1983–1988 Arminia Bielefeld 113 (18)
1988–1989 St. Pauli 6 (0)
1989–1990 Düsseldorf
1990–1992 Urawa Reds 15 (2)
1993–1994 Verdy Kawasaki 2 (0)
Total 199+ (38+)
National team
1979 Japan U-20 3 (0)
1981–1983 Japan 17 (3)
Honours
Urawa Reds
Winner Japan Soccer League 1978
Winner Japan Soccer League 1982
Winner JSL Cup 1978
Winner JSL Cup 1981
Winner Emperor's Cup 1978
Winner Emperor's Cup 1980
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 1979
Verdy Kawasaki
Winner J1 League 1993
Winner J1 League 1994
Winner J.League Cup 1993
Winner J.League Cup 1994
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kazuo Ozaki (尾崎 加寿夫, Ozaki Kazuo, born March 7, 1960) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Ozaki was born in Tokyo Metropolis on March 7, 1960. After graduating from Nihon University High School, he joined Japan Soccer League club Mitsubishi Motors in 1978. In 1978, the club won all three major title in Japan; Japan Soccer League, JSL Cup and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1980 Emperor's Cup, 1981 JSL Cup and 1982 Japan Soccer League. He was also selected "Japanese Footballer of the Year awards" in 1982.

In July 1983, Ozaki moved to Germany and joined Arminia Bielefeld. He was the second Japanese to play in the Bundesliga after Yasuhiko Okudera. In 1985, Arminia Bielefeld was relegated to 2. Bundesliga. From 1988, he played at St. Pauli (1988–89) and Düsseldorf (1989–90).

In 1990, Ozaki returned to Japan and joined Mitsubishi Motors (later Urawa Reds). He moved to Verdy Kawasaki in 1993. He retired in 1994.

In August 1979, Ozaki was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 1979 World Youth Championship. He played in 3 matches as captain. On February 8, 1981, he debuted for the Japan national team against Malaysia. He played at 1982 Asian Games. He played 17 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 1983. After he moved to Germany in 1983, he was not selected Japan.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1978 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1
1979
1980
1981 10 5 10 5
1982 18 8 2 2 2 3 22 13
1983 10 4 0 0 0 0 10 4
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere LigapokalTotal
1983/84 Arminia Bielefeld Bundesliga 33 5 2 1 - 35 6
1984/85 23 4 1 1 - 24 5
1985/86 2. Bundesliga 28 3 1 0 - 29 3
1986/87 13 3 1 0 - 14 3
1987/88 16 3 1 0 - 17 3
1988/89 St. Pauli Bundesliga 6 0 0 0 - 6 0
1989/90 Düsseldorf
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1990/91 Mitsubishi Motors JSL Division 1 6 1 2 3 0 0 8 4
1991/92 9 1 1 0 10 1
1992 Urawa Reds J1 League - 2 0 4 1 6 1
1993 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 80 20 6 5 7 4 93 29
Germany 119 18 6 2 - 125 20
Total 199 38 12 7 7 4 218 49

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1981 9 2
1982 7 1
1983 1 0
Total 17 3

References[change | change source]

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

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