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Shinji Okazaki

29-Year-Old Forward     Leicester City  Premier


Birthdate:  April 16, 1986    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  154 lbs    
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August 15, 2015    Shinji Okazaki News

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Okazaki scored in Saturday’s 2-1 win at West Ham.

Okazaki opened his account for his new club after a Jamie Vardy cross found him in the 28th minute. His initial effort was saved by West Ham ‘keeper Adrian before it fell straight back to him and he slammed the ball home.

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June 9, 2015

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Okazaki enjoyed another productive campaign for Mainz, totaling 14 goals and three assists in 34 starts.

The Japanese striker fizzled out a bit after starting the season with eight goals in his first 13 matches, but still finished with double digit goals for the second straight season after an unproductive stint with Stuttgart. Okazaki has drawn interest from the Premier League in recent weeks, with Leicester City reportedly in hot pursuit of the 29-year-old.

April 19, 2015

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Okazaki scored two first half goals as Mainz beat Freiburg 3-2 Saturday.

The striker scored his 11th and 12th league goals of the season to help send Mainz on the way to victory. The Japanese striker showed how clinical he can be in front of goal by scoring both of his shots that hit the target.

April 12, 2015

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Okazaki only registered one shot Saturday as Mainz lost 3-2 to Bayer Leverkusen.

Okazaki played the full 90 minutes of Saturday's defeat but made little impact. He only got on the ball 26 times, lower than any other starting player.

April 1, 2015

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Okazaki scored as Japan hammered Uzbekistan 5-1 in an international friendly Tuesday.

Okazaki got his 42nd international goal for Japan with a goal in the 54th minute. The Mainz frontman played 82 minutes before being replaced by Kengo Kawamata.

March 15, 2015

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Okazaki netted his tenth goal of the season as Mainz got a 2-0 win Saturday in Augsburg.

Okazaki produced a 50% strike rate against Augsburg, netting one of just two shots on goal. He scored after 32 minutes to send Mainz on their way to a surprise win, finishing Pablo De Blasis' assist. Okazaki has now scored in consecutive games after scoring in last weekend's clash with Borussia Moenchengladbach.

February 22, 2015

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Okazaki got an assist Saturday as Mainz grabbed a crucial 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Okazaki passed across goal for Christian Clemens to tap-in and set Mainz on their way to three points. The striker helped Mainz beat their local rivals with a tireless performance, he did however only register one shot on goal.

January 29, 2015

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Okazaki heads into Saturday's Bundesliga restart against Paderborn with eight goals this season, which puts him tied for fourth in the league behind Alexander Meier of Frankfurt, Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich and Maxim Choupo-Moting of Schalke.

Okazaki has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors this month, though Mainz has been quite clear that they'll need to be blown away by an offer to sell their top scorer.