Shinji Ono

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Birthday
27, 1979
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese midfielder who became one of the brightest stars in Japanese soccer, being named the 2002 Asian Footballer of the Year and representing his home country at the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup. He has won league titles with clubs like Feyenoord, the Urawa Red Diamonds and the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Before Fame

He was raised in the Shizuoka Prefecture. At age 18, he was the youngest Japanese player at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Trivia

When he led Feyenoord to the UEFA Cup title in 2002, he became the first Japanese player ever to win a European league title.

Family Life

He married a woman named Chieko, with whom he has children, in 2001.

Associated With

He was teammates with Yuichi Komano at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2006 FIFA World Cup.