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Naomichi Ueda (植田 直通, Ueda Naomichi, born 24 October 1994) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a defender for Belgian side Cercle Brugge.[2]

Naomichi Ueda
植田 直通
Naomichi Ueda Japan (2).jpg
Ueda with Japan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Naomichi Ueda
Date of birth (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Uto, Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cercle Brugge
Number 5
Youth career
2010–2013 Ohzu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Kashima Antlers 96 (4)
2014–2015J. League U-22 (loan) 4 (0)
2018– Cercle Brugge 26 (1)
National team
2011 Japan U17 5 (1)
2016 Japan U23 9 (1)
2017– Japan 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2019

Club careerEdit

Ueda made his first-team debut for Kashima Antlers in the J. League Cup on 23 March 2013 against F.C. Tokyo in which he started and played the whole 90 minutes as Kashima lost the match 4–2.[3]

International careerEdit

Ueda was a part of the Japan U17 side that participated in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in which he started in all of Japan's five fixtures during the tournament as the team made it all the way to the quarter-finals.[4] He also scored one goal during the tournament against the Argentina U17s in which he found the net in the 20th minute as Japan went on to win the match 3–1.[5]

After being part of 2015 AFC Asian Cup squad with Javier Aguirre in place of Atsuto Uchida (injured), on 7 May 2015 Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodžić called him for a two-days training camp.[6]

In May 2018 he was named in Japan's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 23 February 2018.[8][9][10]
Club Season League J. League Cup Emperor's Cup AFC Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 2013 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2014 20 0 3 0 0 0 23 0
2015 12 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 16 1
2016 21 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 31 0
2017 29 3 2 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 39 4
Career total 82 4 11 0 5 0 9 1 5 0 112 5

1Includes J. League Championship, Suruga Bank Championship, FIFA Club World Cup and Japanese Super Cup.

InternationalEdit

As of 19 June 2018[11]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 0
2018 2 0
Total 4 0

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

Japan U-23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "植田選手のセルクル・ブルージュKSV移籍合意". Kashima Antlers. Retrieved 12 July 2018.(in Japanese)
  3. ^ "KASHIMA ANTLERS VS. TOKYO 2 - 4". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Naomichi UEDA". FIFA. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Japan U17 Vs. Argentina U17 3 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  6. ^ "大久保嘉人ら28人日本代表候補合宿メンバー/一覧" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  8. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 16 out of 289)
  9. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 45 out of 289)
  10. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 2014 (NSK MOOK)", 14 February 2014, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411109 (p. 47 out of 290)
  11. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

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