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[ODDS and EVENS] Yokohama FC Forward Koki Ogawa Makes His Mark as Top Scorer in J2

Koki Ogawa led the J.League's 22-club second flight with 26 goals, 10 more than any other player, igniting his team's return to J1 next season.

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Yokohama FC's Koki Ogawa scores his second goal against Roasso Kumamoto on October 23. (KYODO)

This article first appeared on SportsLook, JAPAN Forward's dedicated sports website.

Remarkable achievements happen throughout the year.

And one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a columnist is discovering, researching and writing about such things as Yokohama FC forward Koki Ogawa's 2022 season.

Ogawa finished the season with 26 goals in 41 games, first among all players in the J.League second division ― first by a whopping amount. Fagiano Okayama's Tiago Alves scored 16 goals.

In professional soccer, everyone knows that scoring goals on a consistent basis requires more than strength or skill. 

Teamwork, of course, plays a pivotal role in a player's success at finding his target. To their credit, Yokohama FC players didn't deviate from the plan: get the ball to Ogawa and let him do what he does best.

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Author: Ed Odeven

Follow Ed on JAPAN Forward's [Japan Sports Notebook] here on Sundays, in [Odds and Evens] here during the week, and Twitter @ed_odeven, and find him on JAPAN Forward's dedicated sports website, SportsLook.

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