Former Premier League champion Shinji Okazaki to retire at season end

Posted : 26 February 2024

Japan's Premier League winner Okazaki to retire at end of season

Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki, part of Leicester City's historic 2015-16 title-winning team, is set to announce his retirement at the end of the season.

Okazaki, known for his hard work and memorable goals, played a pivotal role in Leicester's title triumph, scoring crucial goals, including a spectacular overhead winner against Newcastle.

The 37-year-old, who also represented Japan at three World Cups, currently plays for Belgian side Sint-Truiden and leaves a lasting legacy as Japan's third-highest all-time scorer with 50 goals in 119 international appearances.


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