Shinji Okazaki

Born: April 16, 1986 (age 31)

Height: 5'8.5" (174cm)

Hometown: Takarazuka, Japan
Nationality: Japan Japanese

Position: Forward
Team: Leicester City (no. 9)
Shinji Okazaki of Leicester in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City v Aston Villa at the King Power Staduim on September 13, 2015
Career History
Senior2011-2013Stuttgart
2013-2015Mainz 05
2015-Leicester City
International2008-Japan
Sports Mole has 266 articles about Shinji Okazaki. Articles 1 to 40:
General view of the King Power Stadium, home to Leicester City Football Club, in Leicester, central England, on August 31, 2014
Leicester City confirm fans ejected for homophobic abuse against Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City confirm that stewards ejected a number of fans from the King Power Stadium for homophobic chanting during their 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
12:30
Jamie Vardy warms up prior to the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Craig Shakespeare expects Jamie Vardy to be "fine" after hobbling off
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare hopes to have Jamie Vardy, as well as Danny Drinkwater and Kelechi Iheanacho, back to full fitness in the next week.
Aug 20, 09:31
Brighton manager Chris Hughton looks on ahead of the Pre Season Friendly between Crawley Town and Brighton & Hove Albion at the Checkatrade.com Stadium on July 22, 2015
Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton: 'We made life tough for ourselves'
Chris Hughton says that his Brighton & Hove Albion players faced "an uphill battle" against Leicester City after conceding inside the opening 60 seconds.
Aug 19, 19:49
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare on March 14, 2017
Craig Shakespeare happy with "professional" Leicester City performance
Craig Shakespeare is happy with Leicester City's "professional performance" in their 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Aug 19, 18:32
Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017
Result: Jamie Vardy hobbles off as Leicester City see off Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City cruise to a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium but will be worried about Jamie Vardy, who hobbled off the pitch.
Aug 19, 17:10
Craig Shakespeare watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City on March 18, 2017
Craig Shakespeare disappointed with late Leicester City loss at Arsenal
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare describes the manner of his side's late 4-3 defeat at Arsenal on Friday night as "very disappointing".
Aug 11, 22:43
Danny Welbeck grabs the equaliser during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Result: Arsenal edge thrilling seven-goal opener against Leicester City
Arsenal recover from a goal down inside the final 10 minutes to beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium.
Aug 11, 21:39
Alexandre Lacazette in Arsenal training gear in July 2017
Team News: Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac handed Premier League debuts by Arsenal
Arsenal hand Premier League debuts to both Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette as the Gunners open their new domestic campaign at home to Leicester City.
Aug 11, 18:49
Jamie Vardy scores his side's second during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Live Commentary: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Arsenal's 4-3 win over Leicester City, as the Gunners kicked off their campaign with a thrilling victory.
Aug 11, 18:45
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani in action during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on November 6, 2016
Team News: Islam Slimani in for Leicester City
Islam Slimani comes in for Shinji Okazaki as Leicester City welcome Bournemouth.
May 21, 14:13
Mauricio Pochettino applauds after the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Live Commentary: Leicester City 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur's 6-1 victory over Leicester City in the Premier League.
May 18, 18:45
Craig Shakespeare smiles during the warm-up prior to the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Craig Shakespeare unhappy with "injustice" against Manchester City
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare criticises the performance of the officials during his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
May 13, 15:23
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day
Raheem Sterling hails "massive win" over Leicester City
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling believes that the officials were right to let the opening goal stand in their "massive win" over Leicester City.
May 13, 15:01
David Silva celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Result: Manchester City boost top-four hopes with win over Leicester City
Manchester City hold out for a 2-1 win over Leicester City that lifts them up to third in the Premier League table and six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.
May 13, 14:29
David Silva celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Live Commentary: Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Manchester City's 2-1 win over Leicester City as Pep Guardiola's side hang on to climb up to third in the Premier League table.
May 13, 11:30
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on April 11, 2015
Result: Jamie Vardy pounces to inflict another defeat on West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion lose for the fourth game in a row without scoring, going down 1-0 to Leicester City at The Hawthorns.
Apr 29, 16:52
Tony Pulis barks orders during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Watford on December 3, 2016
Team News: Islam Slimani on bench for Leicester City against West Bromwich Albion
Islam Slimani returns to the matchday squad as Leicester City travel to West Bromwich Albion.
Apr 29, 14:07
Arsenal players react to Robert Huth's own goal in the Premier League match against Leicester City on April 26, 2016
Result: Robert Huth own goal earns Arsenal win over Leicester City
A late own goal from Robert Huth gives Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
Apr 26, 21:40
Theo Walcott celebrates opening the scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Team News: Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal in Leicester City clash at Emirates
Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal in tonight's Premier League clash against Leicester City at the Emirates.
Apr 26, 18:50
Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring during the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Leicester City and Atletico Madrid on April 18, 2017
Result: Valiant Leicester City bow out of Champions League after Atletico Madrid draw
Leicester City bow out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after they draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid, leaving the Spaniards to progress 2-1 on aggregate.
Apr 18, 21:37
Fernando Torres holds back the tears after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Fernando Torres starts on Atletico Madrid bench
Fernando Torres starts on the bench for Atletico Madrid's trip to Leicester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Apr 18, 18:40
Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester City thanks to controversial penalty
A controversial penalty from Antoine Griezmann earns Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Leicester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 12, 21:35
Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on December 5, 2015
Team News: Five changes for Leicester City against unchanged Atletico Madrid
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare makes five changes to his side ahead of their historic Champions League quarter-final first leg at Atletico Madrid.
Apr 12, 18:54
General view of Vicente Calderon Stadium pitch and grandstands prior to start of the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Betis Balompie on October 27, 2013
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Leicester City
Sports Mole previews Wednesday evening's Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon.
Apr 10, 14:35
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on October 29, 2016
Result: Leicester City pour more misery on toothless Sunderland
Goals from Islam Slimani and Jamie Vardy keep up Leicester's 100% record under Craig Shakespeare as they beat rock-bottom Sunderland 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Apr 4, 21:38
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare on March 14, 2017
Result: Craig Shakespeare enters history books as Leicester City defeat Stoke City
Craig Shakespeare becomes the first British manager to win his first four Premier League games as Leicester City claim a 2-0 win over Stoke City at the King Power Stadium.
Apr 1, 17:03
Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City on March 18, 2017
Result: Leicester City edge five-goal thriller at West Ham United
Leicester City make it three straight Premier League wins with a 3-2 victory away to West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 18, 17:21
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in action during their Premier League clash with Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Team News: Leicester City unchanged for Hull City visit
Craig Shakespeare names an unchanged XI as Leicester City welcome Hull City.
Mar 4, 14:03
Danny Drinkwater celebrates scoring Leicester City's second goal against Liverpool on February 27, 2017
Result: Jamie Vardy brace breathes new life into Leicester City
Jamie Vardy scores twice to help Leicester City to a 3-1 win over Liverpool - their first victory of 2017 and enough to lift them out of the relegation zone.
Feb 27, 21:53
Emre Can in action for Liverpool on August 6, 2016
Team News: Emre Can in for injured Jordan Henderson
Emre Can replaces injured captain Jordan Henderson for Liverpool's Premier League trip to managerless champions Leicester City.
Feb 27, 19:01
Claudio Ranieri watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Live Commentary: Sevilla 2-1 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Sevilla's 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the Champions League.
Feb 22, 18:45
Shaun Cummings celebrates scoring for Millwall against Leicester City on February 18, 2017
Result: 10-man Millwall stun Leicester City at the death
Shaun Cummings scores in the final minute as League One Millwall dump Leicester City out of the FA Cup.
Feb 18, 17:12
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in action during their Premier League clash with Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Tony Cottee: 'Leicester City should drop Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez'
Leicester City would benefit from dropping Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League, according to former player Tony Cottee.
Feb 13, 12:24
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri yells instructions during his side's 1-0 win over Porto in Group G of the Champions League on September 27, 2016
Result: Leicester City lose relegation six-pointer at Swansea City
First-half goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson see Swansea City record a 2-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League.
Feb 12, 17:53
Nathan Dyer in action for Swansea City on November 22, 2014
Team News: Nathan Dyer in Swansea City starting XI against former loan club Leicester City
Former Leicester City loanee Nathan Dyer replaces Wayne Routledge in the Swansea City starting XI ahead of their Premier League clash against the Foxes.
Feb 12, 15:10
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Team News: Wayne Rooney left out of Manchester United squad
Wayne Rooney is not included in Manchester United's squad for the Premier League meeting with Leicester City due to illness, as Jose Mourinho makes three changes.
Feb 5, 15:03
Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Swansea on April 24, 2016
Team News: Riyad Mahrez returns for Leicester City's trip to Burnley
Riyad Mahrez returns to the Leicester City starting lineup for this evening's Premier League clash with Burnley following a period out due to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Jan 31, 18:47
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on October 3, 2015
Result: Wes Morgan rescues FA Cup replay for Leicester City with late header
Leicester City score late on to earn a 2-2 draw with East Midlands rivals Derby County in their FA Cup fourth-round meeting at the iPro Stadium.
Jan 27, 21:48
Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on November 6, 2016
Team News: Jay Rodriguez comes in for Shane Long as Southampton welcome Leicester City
Southampton boss Claude Puel makes one change to his side for the visit of Leicester City, while Claudio Ranieri reverts formation with three alterations.
Jan 22, 11:04
Shinji Okazaki in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Shinji Okazaki motivated to face "best friend" Maya Yoshida
Leicester City attacker Shinji Okazaki reveals that he feels "motivated" to get the better of friend Maya Yoshida when the Foxes face Southampton on Sunday.
Jan 21, 10:58



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