Mitsuo Ogasawara

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Mitsuo Ogasawara
Personal information
Full name Mitsuo Ogasawara
Date of birth (1979-04-05) April 5, 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1997 Ofunato High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2018 Kashima Antlers 525 (69)
2006–2007Messina Peloro 6 (1)
Total 531 (70)
National team
1999 Japan U-20 7 (1)
2002–2010 Japan 55 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mitsuo Ogasawara (小笠原 満男, Ogasawara Mitsuo, born April 5, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

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Ogasawara was born in Morioka on April 5, 1979. After graduating from Ofunato High School, he joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers in 1998. He debuted in April 1998 and played many matches as offensive midfielder from 1999. In 2000, he became a regular midfielder and Antlers won the champions all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup first time in J1 League history. At the 2000 Emperor's Cup final, he scored 2 goals and contributed to won the champions. The club also won the champions 2001 J1 League for 2 years in a row. In 2002 J.League Cup final, he scored a winning goal and Antlers won the champions. He was also selected MVP award. He was also selected Best Eleven award in J1 League for 5 years in a row (2001-2005). In August 2006, Ogasawara moved to Italy and signed with Serie A club Messina Peloro on loan. However he could not play many matches.

In July 2007, Ogasawara returned to Antlers. He played many matches as defensive midfielder and Antlers won the champions in 2007 J1 League for the first time in 6 years. Antlers also won the champions in 2007 Emperor's Cup. Antlers won the champions in J1 League for 3 years in a row (2007-2009). In 2009, he was selected J.League MVP award. From 2010 season, Antlers won the champions 2010 Emperor's Cup, 2011, 2012 and 2015 J.League Cup. He was also MVP award in 2015 J.League Cup. 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 3 matches and won the 2nd place. Antlers also won the champions in 2016 Emperor's Cup. From 2017, his opportunity to play decreased. In 2018, Antlers won the champions in AFC Champions League first Asian title in the club history. He retired end of 2018 season.

In April 1999, Ogasawara was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 1999 World Youth Championship. At this tournament, he played all 7 matches as offensive midfielder and Japan won the 2nd place.

On March 21, 2002, Ogasawara debuted for the Japan national team under manager Philippe Troussier against Ukraine. In June, he was selected Japan for 2002 World Cup. He played a match against Tunisia. Japan qualified to the knockout stage first time in Japan's history. After 2002 World Cup, Ogasawara played many matches as starting member under new manager Zico. He was selected Japan for 2003 Confederations Cup and 2004 Asian Cup. At 2004 Asian Cup, although he played only 2 matches, Japan won the champions. In 2005, he was selected Japan for 2005 Confederations Cup and played all 3 matches. In 2006, he was selected Japan for 2006 World Cup. Although he played 2 matches, Japan was eliminated in the group stages. After 2006 World Cup, Ogasawara was not selected Japan for generational change. In February 2010, he was selected Japan by manager Takeshi Okada. He played for Japan for the first time in 4 years. He played 55 games and scored 7 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1998 Kashima Antlers J1 League 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 9 2
1999 15 4 1 0 5 0 - 21 4
2000 28 3 5 4 5 2 4 1 42 10
2001 24 7 3 2 3 0 - 30 9
2002 27 4 5 0 3 1 6 0 41 5
2003 27 7 4 3 3 1 3 0 37 11
2004 28 7 3 0 2 0 - 33 7
2005 30 11 2 0 0 0 - 32 11
2006 20 3 0 0 2 1 - 22 4
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2006/07 Messina Peloro Serie A 6 1 2 0 - - 8 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2007 Kashima Antlers J1 League 14 4 5 1 3 1 - 22 6
2008 24 5 0 0 2 0 7 1 33 6
2009 32 3 4 0 2 1 7 1 45 5
2010 33 3 5 0 2 1 6 1 46 5
2011 31 1 1 0 3 0 6 0 41 1
2012 31 2 4 0 7 0 - 42 2
2013 33 2 3 0 5 0 - 41 2
2014 33 2 1 0 4 0 - 38 2
2015 29 1 0 0 5 0 5 0 39 1
2016 30 0 6 0 4 0 - 40 0
2017 17 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 26 0
2018 14 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 23 0
Country Japan 525 69 57 11 63 8 56 5 701 93
Italy 6 1 2 0 - - 8 1
Total 531 70 59 11 63 8 56 5 709 94

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2002 8 0
2003 8 0
2004 12 2
2005 15 4
2006 10 1
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 2 0
Total 55 7

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