Yoshito Okubo of Cerezo Osaka, a former Japan national football team who has scored the highest number of 191 points in J1 history, will retire from active duty only this season.

This was announced by Cerezo on the 19th.



Okubo is 39 years old from Fukuoka prefecture.

After graduating from Kunimi High School in Nagasaki, he was enrolled in Cerezo for 6 years from 2001.



I also played for Spanish and German teams abroad.



Since 2013, when he transferred to Kawasaki Frontale, he has been the top scorer for the third consecutive year, and even Cerezo of the old nest, who returned for the first time in 15 years this season, scored six points in three consecutive games from the opening and has been in J1 history. It marks the highest score of 191 points.



In addition, the Japan national team has scored a total of 6 goals, including participating in the 2010 South Africa tournament, the 2014 Brazil tournament and the World Cup twice.



On the 19th, Okubo announced through the club that he would retire from active duty this season. "For 20 years, there were many pains and funs, and I think that made me stronger. Which club? The presence of the supporters who continued to cheer me at all times and supported me by my side always encouraged me. "



Okubo will hold a press conference on the 22nd of this month to explain how he made the decision.

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