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 303 articles about Shinji Okazaki. Articles 1 to 40:
Thibaut Courtois makes a save during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Leicester City on January 13, 2018
Result: Chelsea held again as Leicester City claim Stamford Bridge point
Chelsea drop further points in the Premier League title race as they are held to a 0-0 draw by Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 13, 16:52
Islam Slimani is caught on camera during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Result: Leicester City back on track with commanding home win
Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton find the net as Leicester City overcome Huddersfield Town 3-0 to end their five-game wait for victory.
Jan 1, 16:51
Loris Karius in action during the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Team News: Loris Karius starts in goal for Liverpool against Leicester City
Loris Karius starts in goal for Liverpool in their Premier League meeting with Leicester City at Anfield.
Dec 30, 14:05
Marco Silva gives orders during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Watford on August 19, 2017
Result: Watford come from behind to beat Leicester City
Watford come from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win against Leicester City in Tuesday's Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
Dec 26, 16:58
Phil Foden in action during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Feyenoord on November 21, 2017
Result: Manchester City beat Leicester City on penalties
Manchester City book their spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup courtesy of a penalty-shootout victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Dec 19, 22:36
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Premier League match against West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Team News: Widescale changes for Leicester City and Manchester City in EFL Cup clash
Pep Guardiola rings the changes as Manchester City travel to the King Power to face Leicester City in Tuesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final clash.
Dec 19, 18:49
Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2017
Preview: Leicester City vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news and a full match preview of Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Dec 17, 18:42
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Team News: Claude Puel makes three changes for Leicester City
Leicester City boss Claude Puel makes three changes to his starting lineup for the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Dec 16, 11:33
Shinji Okazaki in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Result: Leicester City put four past Southampton
Shinji Okazaki's brace helps Leicester City claim a 4-1 win over Southampton in Wednesday night's Premier League game at St Mary's Stadium.
Dec 13, 21:39
Rafael Benitez squats and barks during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Result: Leicester City pile more misery on out-of-form Newcastle United
An 86th-minute own goal from Ayoze Perez sees out-of-form Newcastle United fall to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City at St James' Park.
Dec 9, 19:23
Claude Puel watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Team News: One change for Leicester City against Burnley
Leicester City make one change for Burnley's visit to the King Power Stadium.
Dec 2, 14:08
Riyad Mahrez celebrates grabbing the equaliser during the Premier League game between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion on October 16, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur lose further ground with defeat at Leicester City
Leicester City hold on to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at the King Power Stadium and inflict a third away loss in a row on their opponents.
Nov 28, 21:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Danny Rose recalled to Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino hands a recall to Danny Rose for the Premier League clash with Leicester City.
Nov 28, 18:48
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.
Nov 18, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
Generic image of a locker room
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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