This time, I introduce the career and play style of Japanese attacking midfielder “Ryota Morioka” who is a member of Japan national football team.
Related post ↓
Ryota Morioka będzie grał w Waasland-Beveren z numerem 44 pic.twitter.com/k1nESwGBQO
— Mariusz Sapela (@mariusz_sapela) August 25, 2017
Name：Ryota Morioka (森岡亮太)
Date of birth：April 12, 1991
Place of birth： Joyo (城陽), Kyoto (京都), Japan (日本)
Height：180 cm、Weight： 70 kg
Dominant foot：Right foot
Current club： Waasland-Beveren (Belgian First Division A)
Morioka went to Kyoto prefectural Kumiyama senior high school. The high school soccer club was a very strong team in Kyoto Prefecture, and he belonged to the soccer club for three years. In addition, Kumiyama High School has produced several professional soccer players.
Morioka received an offer from Cerezo Osaka and Vissel Kobe when he was in the third grade of high school. He decided to join the latter club.
About the beginning of the 2010 season, he could not play in the match much, but gradually he started playing on the way and eventually played eight matches.
In 2011 season, he began to participate in more matches. He achieved a hat trick in a game where he decided his first goal in the professional.
In the 2013 season when Vissel Kobe was relegated to J2 (The second division of the Japan Professional Football League), Morioka was given a jersey number “10”. Early in the season was not able to participate in the game due to injury, but after returning he played 11 games as a starting member and recorded a score of 5 and 6 assists. Thanks to his success, the club was promoted to J1 in a year. After the season ended, he again received an offer from Cerezo Osaka but refused it.
For the 2014 season and the 2015 season, Morioka became a player indispensable to the team and made a great contribution to the team with scoring and assistance.
In 2016 season, Morioka who was a big success in the J-League finally received an offer from the European club. That club was Śląsk Wrocław belonging to the Polish first division league (Ekstraklasa). He became a regular player from the first year, participated in 36 matches, recorded 8 goals and 9 assists.
In the 2017 season, Waasland-Beveren belonging to Jupiler Pro League (Belgian First Division A) who was interested in Morioka’s success, won him from Śląsk Wrocław on June 7. As of January 31, 2018, he has already played 29 matches and has recorded 9 goals and 11 assists.
Morioka moved to R. S. C. Anderlecht. The contract period is three and a half years.
The debut at Morioka’s Japan national football team was against Uruguay, an international friendly match (Kirin Challenge Cup) held on September 5, 2014. He participated in substitution with Morishige who was in the center back position from the latter half 44 minutes.
Since the previous game, he has not been convened to the Japan national football team. (As of September 5, 2017)
style of play
First of all, please watch this video.
[【J.LEAGUE 2014】 Ryota Morioka Goals & Skills 【Vissel Kobe】]
[Ryota morioka’s 2017 plays collection]
Morioka’s style of play is summarized below.
・He can pass and shoot accurately with his left and right foots.
・If the opponent approaches him, he can remove that mark by performing a sudden dribble feint.
Although Morioka has played only two matches at the Japan national football team, director Vahid Halilhodžić always watches his success in Belgium, and there is a high possibility of calling him to the team from now on.
Related post ↓