A Japanese soccer player Shinji Okazaki is currently playing as attacking midfielder and forward for Japan national football team and Leicester City. He started his professional career in 2005 and has previously played for VfB Stuttgart and Mainz.
Neither married nor in a relationship, Okazaki is reportedly single. Furthermore, his net worth is approximately £7 million.
Shinji Okazaki Net Worth
As of 2019, Okazaki's net worth is estimated at over £7 million. His current market value is estimated to be around €5 million as of December 2018. He is the ambassador of Mizuno.
Okazaki earns £60,000 as a weekly wage i.e £3,120,000 annually. His current release clause is reported to be around €15.2 million.
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He owns several cars including BMW car worth £105,000 which he received after Leicester won the Premier League 2015-16.
Currently 32, Okazaki stands at the height of 1.74m i.e. 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 72 kg. He currently resides in Leicester, England. There is no information about his wife and isn't linked to any affairs so far.
Shinji Okazaki was born on 16th April 1986, in Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan. Okazaki belongs to Asian ethnicity and holds a Japanese nationality. Okazaki completed his primary education form Daini High School in 2004 where he played football during his youth career.
After completing his schooling, Shinji Okazaki signed his first professional contract with Shimizu S-Pulse and made his first J.Legaue appearance as a substitute against Sanfreecce Hiroshima. Following that, he scored his first goal against Kawasaki Frontale on 15th April 2007.
On 30th January 2011, Okazaki was transferred to VfB Stuttgart for a three-and-a-half-year contract on a free transfer and made his debut against Benfica at the Europa League. He later made his Bundesliga debut against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on 20th February 2011.
Okazaki was named as the Goal of the Month after scored a bicycle goal on 19th February 2012, against Hannover 96. He became the second player to win that honor after Yasuhiko Okudera. Before leaving the club in 2011, he scored 10 goals in 63 appearances.
Okazaki was signed by 1.FSV Mainz 05 with the transfer fee £1.35 million on 1st July 2013 and scored a goal on his debut match in a 3-2 victory against Stuttgart during the 2013-014 Bundesliga season.
Okazaki is currently playing at Premier League side Leicester City. He arrived at the team on 1st July 2015, in a deal worth £9.90 million. He was named as the Asian International Player of the Year award in December 2016 for his brilliant performances in the 2015–16 season.
Okazaki became the sixth Japanese player to score a Champions League goal and the first since Keisuke Honda in November 2013.
Okazaki made his international debut with the Japan U23 where he played 14 games scoring 1 goal. Moreover, he played 3 games for the Japan Olympic Team. On 9th October 2008, he made his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with the United Arab Emirates.
Okazaki scored hat-tricks in consecutive matches as Japan beat Hongkong via 6-0 and Togo 5-0 respectively on October 2009. He was listed as the World’s Top Goalscorer by the IFFHS after scoring 15 goals for the national side. Okazaki finished as top goalscorer with eight goals in the Asian Section of qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Another Footballer: Ryota Oshima, playing for Japan National Football Team.
Okazaki was listed in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with players like Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo etc. From his group H, Poland and Colombia were expected to run away with the pool. But his team surprisingly defeated Colombia by 2-1.
After a victory in their opening game, Japan and Senegal go to clash on 24th June, knowing that a win will secure a spot in the World Cup round of 16.