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Yoshito Ōkubo
Personal information
Full name Yoshito Ōkubo
Date of birth June 9, 1982 (1982-06-09) (age 27)
Place of birth Fukuoka, Japan
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Vissel Kobe
Number 50
Youth career
1998–2000 Kunimi H.S.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Cerezo Osaka 116 (57)
2005–2006 Mallorca (loan) 039 0(5)
2007–2008 Vissel Kobe 062 (25)
2009 VfL Wolfsburg 09 0(0)
2009– Vissel Kobe 019 0(8)
National team
2003– Japan 040 0(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 December 2009

Yoshito Ōkubo (大久保 嘉人 Ōkubo Yoshito ?, born June 9, 1982, Kanda, Fukuoka) is a Japanese football player, he is a forward and currently plays for Vissel Kobe.

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Career

On January 3, 2009, Vissel announced his transfer to VfL Wolfsburg of the 1. Bundesliga.[1] and turned after just six months back to Vissel Kobe[2] There he became the first Japanese striker who won the German Bundesliga title.

Statistics

Last update: 14 December 2009

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2001 Cerezo Osaka J. League Division 1 20 2 3 0 1 1 24 3
2002 J. League Division 2 29 18 2 1 - 31 19
2003 J. League Division 1 24 16 5 4 3 0 32 20
2004 22 15 1 0 2 0 25 15
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
2004-05 Mallorca La Liga 13 3 0 0 - 13 3
2005-06 26 2 1 1 - 27 3
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2006 Cerezo Osaka J. League Division 1 21 6 0 0 - 21 6
2007 Vissel Kobe J. League Division 1 31 14 2 1 5 0 38 15
2008 31 11 1 1 0 0 32 12
Germany League DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal Total
2008-09 VfL Wolfsburg Fußball-Bundesliga 9 0 2 0 - 11 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2009 Vissel Kobe J. League Division 1 19 8 1 1 - 20 9
Total Japan 197 90 15 8 11 1 223 99
Spain 39 5 1 1 - 40 6
Germany 9 0 2 0 - 11 0
Career Total 245 95 18 9 11 1 274 105

International career

Okubo was part of the Japanese 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished fourth in group B, below group winners Paraguay, Italy and Ghana.

He made his international debut on May 31, 2003 in a friendly against Korea Republic at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo when he was sent on to the pitch to replace Takayuki Suzuki. Okubo scored his first international goal on October 17, 2007 in a friendly against Egypt at Nagai Stadium in Osaka.

National team career statistics

Appearances in major competitions

Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 3 0 0 Round 1
2004 Olympics U-23 3 0 2 Round 1
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 0 1 0 Qualified
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 4 0 2 -

Goals for senior national team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 17, 2007 Osaka, Japan  Egypt 4-1 Won 2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
2. October 17, 2007 Osaka, Japan  Egypt 4-1 Won 2007 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
3. February 6, 2008 Saitama, Japan  Thailand 4-1 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. June 2, 2008 Yokohama, Japan  Oman 3-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. November 13, 2008 Kobe, Japan  Syria 3-1 Won Friendly

Honours

Team

VfL Wolfsburg

Individual

References

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Simple English

Yoshito Okubo
Personal information
Full name Yoshito Okubo
Date of birth 9 June 1982 (1982-06-09) (age 28)
Place of birth    Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Vissel Kobe
Number 13
Senior clubs
Years Club
2001-2006
2005-2006
2007-2008
2009
2009-
Cerezo Osaka
Mallorca (loan)
Vissel Kobe
Wolfsburg
Vissel Kobe
National team
2003- Japan

Yoshito Okubo (born 9 June 1982) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Vissel Kobe and Japan national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League CupTotal
2001Cerezo OsakaJ. League 12023011243
2002J. League 2291821-3119
2003J. League 1241654303220
2004221510202515
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la LigaTotal
2004/05MallorcaLa Liga133--133
2005/0626211-273
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League CupTotal
2006Cerezo OsakaJ. League 12160000216
2007Vissel KobeJ. League 1311421503815
2008311100113212
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere LigapokalTotal
2008/09WolfsburgBundesliga9020-110
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League CupTotal
2009Vissel KobeJ. League 11981100209
2009/10
CountryJapan 1979015811122399
Spain 39511-406
Germany 9020-110
Total 24595189111277106

International career statistics

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2003140
200430
200520
200600
200722
2008123
200990
2010
Total425

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