|Full name||Norio Omura|
|Date of birth||September 6, 1969|
|Place of birth||Matsue, Shimane, Japan|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in)|
|1985–1987||Matsue Minami High School|
|1992–2001||Yokohama F. Marinos||248||(22)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Omura was born in Matsue, Japan on September 6, 1969. After graduating from Juntendo University, he joined Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1992. In the 1990s, he played center-back with Japan national team player Masami Ihara. The club won the champions 1992 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the 1992–93 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. In 1995, the club won the J1 League. In 2000s, the club won second place at the 2000 J1 League and the champions at the 2001 J.League Cup. He moved to Vegalta Sendai in 2002 and Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2004. In 2006, his opportunity to play decreased and he moved to J2 League club Yokohama FC in August 2006. In 2008, he moved to Japan Football League club Gainare Tottori. He retired end of 2008 season.
On May 21, 1995, Omura debuted for the Japan national team against Scotland. In 1996, he became a regular player and played center-back with club teammate Masami Ihara. He also played each of Japan's matches at the 1996 Asian Cup. In 1997, although he played at 1998 World Cup qualification, his opportunity to play decreased. In 1998, he played for Japan at the 1998 World Cup. He played in one game against Jamaica instead of Eisuke Nakanishi for suspension. This match was his last game for Japan. He played 30 games and scored four goals for Japan until 1998.
In 2013, Omura became a manager for Gainare Tottori. However the club performed poorly that year. He was sacked in August 2013, when Gainare was in 20th place of 22 clubs.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1992||Yokohama Marinos||J1 League||-||4||1||1||1||5||2|
|1999||Yokohama F. Marinos||J1 League||27||3||3||0||6||0||36||3|
|2002||Vegalta Sendai||J1 League||28||4||2||0||5||0||35||4|
|2004||Sanfrecce Hiroshima||J1 League||25||3||1||0||5||1||31||4|
|2006||Yokohama FC||J2 League||15||1||0||0||-||15||1|
|2008||Gainare Tottori||Football League||17||0||0||0||-||17||0|
|Japan national team|