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Shinji Okazaki

28-Year-Old Forward     FSV Mainz 05  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  April 16, 1986    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  154 lbs    

March 15, 2015    Shinji Okazaki News

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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.

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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.

October 4, 2014

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Okazaki heads into Mainz's match against Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday with five goals in five matches, which is tops in the Bundesliga.

Four of Okazaki's five goals have come in his last three matches, though Sunday's opponent may be the toughest, as they have allowed just three goals in six league games this season.

December 28, 2013

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Okazaki put together two goals and one assist in a big win against Hamburg last Saturday. He now has eight goals on the season.

It'd be rather difficult to name more than a handful of players in the Bundesliga that have delightfully surprised fans as much as Okazaki has this season. He currently sits in third place among the league's top scorers. His proficiency around the goal has been paramount to his success. At the halfway point in the term, his value on the fantasy market is escalating.

October 27, 2013

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Okazaki scored in the 8th and 68th minutes of Saturday's 2-0 win over TSV Eintracht Braunschweig.

Okazaki was in fine form Saturday, taking five shots on the day, with three landing on goal. It was the most shots he's taken in a Bundesliga match this year and the first time he's scored since Mainz's opening-weekend match against VfB Stuttgart.