Norio Omura

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Norio Omura
Personal information
Full name Norio Omura
Date of birth (1969-09-06) September 6, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1985–1987 Matsue Minami High School
1988–1991 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–2001 Yokohama F. Marinos 248 (22)
2002–2003 Vegalta Sendai 48 (4)
2004–2006 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 67 (3)
2006–2007 Yokohama FC 33 (1)
2008 Gainare Tottori 17 (0)
Total 413 (30)
National team
1995–1998 Japan 30 (4)
Teams managed
2013 Gainare Tottori
Honours
Yokohama F. Marinos
Winner J1 League 1995
Runner-up J1 League 2000
Winner J.League Cup 2001
Winner Emperor's Cup 1992
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Norio Omura (小村 徳男, Omura Norio, born September 6, 1969) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for the Japan national team.

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]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1992 Yokohama Marinos J1 League - 4 1 1 1 5 2
1993 29 0 3 0 3 0 35 0
1994 33 3 4 1 3 2 40 6
1995 43 5 2 1 - 45 6
1996 24 5 1 0 14 4 39 9
1997 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
1998 32 3 1 0 0 0 33 3
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 27 3 3 0 6 0 36 3
2000 30 2 3 2 6 2 39 6
2001 21 1 0 0 5 0 26 1
2002 Vegalta Sendai J1 League 28 4 2 0 5 0 35 4
2003 20 0 1 0 5 0 26 0
2004 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 25 3 1 0 5 1 31 4
2005 33 0 2 0 5 0 40 0
2006 9 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
2006 Yokohama FC J2 League 15 1 0 0 - 15 1
2007 J1 League 18 0 2 0 1 0 21 0
2008 Gainare Tottori Football League 17 0 0 0 - 17 0
Country Japan 413 30 31 5 60 10 504 45
Total 413 30 31 5 60 10 504 45

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 4 0
1996 12 2
1997 10 2
1998 4 0
Total 30 4

References[change | change source]

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

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