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How many goals has Shinji Okazaki scored for Japan? Samurai Blue star's full World Cup, AFC Asian Cup and international friendly record

03:00 BST 21/09/2022
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The former Leicester City striker is one of the highest goal scorers ever for Japan

Shinji Okazaki is one of Japan's greatest goalscorers of all time.

The Premier League winning striker has consistently been scoring for the Samurai Blue since netting for the first time against Yemen back in 2009.

Okazaki's best run for Japan came when he scored a hat-trick in back-to-back games against Hong Kong and Togo in 2009.

The former Leicester City star featured in three World Cups with the national team, scoring in two of them.

But, how many goals does Okazaki have for Japan across all international competitions?

Let's take a look.

Shinji Okazaki's total Japan goals

Competition

Games

Goals

World Cup

10

2

World Cup qualification

35

14

AFC Asian Cup

10

4

Asian Cup qualification

5

6

Confederations Cup

3

2

Copa America

3

0

International friendlies

51

22

East Asian Football Championship

2

Nil

119

50

How many goals has Okazaki scored at the World Cup?

Edition

Games

Goals

2010 World Cup

4

1

2014 World Cup

3

1

2018 World Cup

3

0

10

2

How many goals has Okazaki scored at the AFC Asian Cup?

Edition

Games

Goals

AFC Asian Cup 2011

6

3

AFC Asian Cup 2015

4

1

AFC Asian Cup 2019

Not in squad

Not in squad

10

4

Okazaki's Copa America record

Edition

Games

Goals

Copa America 2019

3

0

3

0

World Cup qualification goals

Edition

Goals

2010 World Cup qualifiers

1

2014 World Cup qualifiers

8

2018 World Cup qualifiers

5

2022 World Cup qualifiers

0

14

Okazaki's friendly goals for Japan

Games

Goals

51

22

Okazaki's favourite opponents

Team

Goals

Hong Kong

4

Tajikistan

4

Togo

3

Saudi Arabia

3

Afghanistan

3

Latvia

2

New Zealand

2

Finland

2

Chile

2

Oman

2

*Data accurate as of September 19