Famous People in Japan

Ono Shinji

Date of Birth 27 September 1979
Place of Birth Shizuoka

Ono Shinji is a professional soccer player. He belongs to the team "URAWA-Reds" in J-League. His position is the Mid-Fielder. He is the most important player in the team, though he is young. His peculiarity on playing is game making, accuracy of his kick and wide view. His most prominent point is doing direct pass. People have been watching his soccer sense since he was high school student. .

His height is 175 cm. His weight is 74 kg. He is not big as soccer player. He was born in Shizuoka. Shizuoka is the city of soccer . He grew up playing soccer, too. When he was a junior high school student, he was selected as the player of the "U-16 National team". After this, he played in the all junior national team.

In 1997, he became a professional soccer player. He contracted with the "URAWA-Reds" in J-League, as soon as he graduated high-school. He played on his debut game as usual. He could play with his ability in J-league. In 1998 The Japan national team acquired the right to participate in '98 France World Cup. He was selected as the payer of the "Japan national team" for the '98 France World cup. At that time he was 18 years old. In World Cup, he could not get a lot of chances to play. However he played very well in little time. Now he plays soccer to pass the Asia round for the Olympics in Sydney 2000.

References: Soccer Magazines

Reported by: Takashi Kawaguchi
Data verified by: Kazuhiro Nakagawa
Date of Report: November 1999
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