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 290 articles about Shinji Okazaki. Articles 1 to 40:
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany warms up before his side's Premier League match against Everton at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Team News: Vincent Kompany returns to Manchester City XI for Leicester City trip
Vincent Kompany returns to Manchester City's first XI for this afternoon's Premier League game against Leicester City.
14:04
Mark Hughes watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Result: Stoke City battle back to earn draw with Leicester City
Stoke City twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw from their Premier League fixture with Leicester City at the Bet365 Stadium.
Nov 4, 14:26
Mark Hughes watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Team News: Stoke City unchanged for Leicester City clash
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes names an unchanged side to the one that beat Watford as the Potters host Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 4, 11:38
Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action for Everton during a 2017-18 Premier League match
Team News: Dominic Calvert-Lewin spearheads Everton attack
Leicester City and Everton make two changes apiece for Sunday afternoon's clash at the King Power Stadium.
Oct 29, 15:05
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Live Commentary: Leicester City 2-0 Everton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole live coverage of Leicester City's 2-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League.
Oct 29, 15:00
Shinji Okazaki celebrates during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017
Result: Leicester City return to winning ways with victory at Swansea City
Leicester City return to winning ways thanks to a 2-1 victory over Swansea City in Saturday's Premier League encounter at the Liberty Stadium.
Oct 21, 16:54
Paul Clement applauds during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Swansea City on August 26, 2017
Team News: Swansea City's Renato Sanches in for Leroy Fer against Leicester City
Renato Sanches has been handed a start as Swansea City host Leicester City this afternoon.
Oct 21, 14:09
Riyad Mahrez celebrates grabbing the equaliser during the Premier League game between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion on October 16, 2017
Live Commentary: Swansea City 1-2 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's blow-by-blow coverage of Leicester City's 2-1 win over Swansea City in Saturday's Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.
Oct 21, 13:59
Riyad Mahrez clutches the ball during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017
Team News: Riyad Mahrez back as Leicester City make three changes
Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion make three changes apiece for this evening's Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.
Oct 16, 19:04
Bournemouth striker Josh King in action during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2017
Result: Leicester City escape with point from Bournemouth battering
Leicester City ride their luck to cling on to a 0-0 draw away at Bournemouth - a result which leaves both sides still stuck on one win for the season.
Sep 30, 16:56
Jamie Vardy reacts to missing a shot during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Team News: Jamie Vardy starts for Leicester City
Jamie Vardy is passed fit to start for Leicester City's trip to Bournemouth.
Sep 30, 14:05
Bournemouth attacker Josh King is challenged by Leicester City's Harry Maguire during their Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on September 30, 2017
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive a one-sided 0-0 draw between dominant Bournemouth and lucky Leicester with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from the Vitality Stadium.
Sep 30, 14:00
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson barks orders during his side's Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on August 12, 2017
Result: Liverpool edge five-goal Leicester City thriller
Jordan Henderson scores as Liverpool edge a five-goal thriller with Leicester City.
Sep 23, 19:33
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Team News: Jurgen Klopp makes five changes
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp makes five changes for his side's trip to Leicester City.
Sep 23, 16:32
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaks to Philippe Coutinho during their Champions League Group E clash with Sevilla at Anfield on September 13, 2017
Craig Shakespeare: 'Philippe Coutinho substitution helped us'
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare admits that Liverpool's decision to sub off Philippe Coutinho helped them to secure the win in their EFL Cup clash.
Sep 20, 14:59
Marko Grujic in action for Liverpool on August 6, 2016
Liverpool's Marko Grujic: 'We cannot let our heads drop ahead of Leicester return'
Marko Grujic insists that Liverpool can beat Leicester City at the weekend, but they need to get over the disappointment of losing to them in the EFL Cup.
Sep 20, 11:40
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Southampton on May 7, 2017
Jurgen Klopp explains why he took off Philippe Coutinho in EFL Cup exit
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims that the decision to substitute Philippe Coutinho was made before kickoff in last night's EFL Cup defeat to Leicester City.
Sep 20, 09:10
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'I am sick of Liverpool conceding easy goals'
Jurgen Klopp hits out at his Liverpool defence after Tuesday's EFL Cup defeat to Leicester City and admits he is "sick" of conceding easy goals.
Sep 19, 22:28
Islam Slimani is caught on camera during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Result: Leicester City dump listless Liverpool out of EFL Cup
Liverpool crash out of the EFL Cup at the first hurdle courtesy of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Sep 19, 21:39
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Live Commentary: Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool - as it happened
Relive Leicester's 2-0 win over Liverpool as the Foxes dump Jurgen Klopp's side out of the EFL Cup in the third round.
Sep 19, 18:45
Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Team News: Eden Hazard starts on Chelsea bench
Eden Hazard is named among the substitutes for Chelsea's trip to Leicester City.
Sep 9, 14:08
Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Leicester City on August 26, 2017
Result: Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini send Manchester United top of the table
Manchester United move to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Aug 26, 19:23
Anthony Martial celebrates the fourth during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Manchester United on August 19, 2017
Team News: Anthony Martial starts for Manchester United
Anthony Martial starts up front alongside Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United welcome Leicester City.
Aug 26, 16:33
Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City in action during the pre season friendly match between Mansfield Town and Leicester City at the One Call Stadium on July 25, 2015
Leonardo Ulloa "happy" after extending Leicester City contract
Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa is determined to prove himself at the King Power Stadium after surprisingly putting pen to paper on a new contract.
Aug 24, 17:14
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.
Aug 21, 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



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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
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15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham112361123-129
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185