Gen Shoji

by John Max 19 Jun,2018
Gen Shoji
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Weight in KG 74 Kg kg
Personal Info
Facts
  • Father Chikara Shoji
  • Birth Name Gen Shoji
  • Birth Country Kobe, Japan
  • Salary €572,000
  • Famous Name Gen Shoji
  • Nationality Japanese
  • Ethnicity Asian
  • Is played fifa word cup 2018 Yes
  • Squad No 3
  • Caps 11
  • World Cup Game Yes
  • Currently Club Kashima Antlers

Gen Shoji is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for J1 League side Kashima Antlers, wearing the shirt No. 3. Also, the defender is the member of Japan national team since 2015 and has been capped 11 times with one international goal.  

Shoji has been included in the 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and is expected to make his debut against Colombia.

Gen Shoji's Early Life and Early Career

Geng Shoji is a native of Kobe, Japan, born on 11th December 1992, to Chikara Shoji. Shoji whose star sign is Sagittarius holds Japanese nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity.

At the youth level, Shoji played for the Yonago Kita High School football team, where he studied.

Gen Shoji's Net Worth and Endorsement

Gen Shoji’s yearly salary is €572,000 with a weekly salary of €11,000 playing for his current club, Kashima Antlers. Back in 2016, his annual salary was €780,000.

As of 5th January 2018, his market value is recorded at £1.53 million.

Looking at his professional playing career along with endorsing a product like Nike, his net worth is estimated no less than the seven-digit figure.

Gen Shoji's Club Career

Kashima Antlers

An academic product of Yonago Kita Hogh School, Shoji signed his first official contract with the Kashima Antlers in 2011. During his debut season, Shoji did not play a single match, keeping himself to only sitting on the bench.

In the following two seasons, Shoji started to go on the field, but received, as a rule, only a few minutes of playing time. However, he showed perseverance and patience, which were rewarded, and from the beginning of 2014 season, he became the Kashima Antlers’ main player, both in the championship of Japan and national cups, as well as in the Asian Champions League.

With the club, Shoji won 2016 J. League Division and individually he was awarded J League Best Eleven consecutive time in 2016 and 2017. So far, he has played 144 matches and scored 7 goals for his side. 

Gen Shoji's International Career

On 31st March 2015, Geng Shoji made his international debut for Japan in a friendly match against the team of Uzbekistan. His first two goals for his country came on 12th December 2017 in a 2-1 win over China.

In May 2018, Shoji was named in Japan’s preliminary team for the 2018 FIFA World cup along with his teammates Eiji Kawashima, Keisuke Honda, and Takashi Inui.

Gen Shoji's Personal Life

Currently twenty-four, Gen Shoji stands six feet tall and weighs around 74 Kg.

The Japanese born footballer is quite a private person. He has maintained his personal life in low key. There are no records on his past and present relationship. Even, he is inactive in social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

With limited information regarding his personal life, Gen Shoji is possibly single and unmarried at the moment.

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