Shigeharu Ueki (植木 繁晴, Ueki Shigeharu, born September 13, 1954) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Shigeharu Ueki
植木 繁晴
Personal information
Full name Shigeharu Ueki
Date of birth (1954-09-13) September 13, 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1970–1972 Shinjo High School
1973–1976 Nihon University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1988 Fujita Industries 144 (16)
Total 144 (16)
National team
1979 Japan 1 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Bellmare Hiratsuka
1996–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka
1999–2000 Montedio Yamagata
2004 Thespa Kusatsu
2006–2008 Thespa Kusatsu
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Ueki was born in Kawasaki on September 13, 1954. After graduating from Nihon University, he joined Fujita Industries in 1977. The club won the league champions in 1977, 1979 and 1981. The club also won 1977 and 1979 Emperor's Cup. He retired in 1988. He played 144 games and scored 16 goals in the league.

National team careerEdit

On July 13, 1979, Ueki debuted for Japan national team against Singapore and Japan won the match.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Ueki started coaching career at Fujita Industries (later Bellmare Hiratsuka). In November 1995, he became a manager as Mitsuru Komaeda successor and managed at 1995 Emperor's Cup and 1995 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. The club won the champions at Asian Cup Winners' Cup. In September 1996, he became a manager again as Toninho Moura successor and managed until 1998. In 1999, he moved to J2 League club Montedio Yamagata and managed until 2000. In 2002, he moved to Japan Football League club Thespa Kusatsu. In 2004, he managed 1 season and promoted the club to J2 League. In 2006, he became a manager again and managed until 2008.

National team statisticsEdit

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1979 1 0
Total 1 0

Managerial statisticsEdit

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Bellmare Hiratsuka 1996 1998 77 38 0 39 049.35
Montedio Yamagata 1999 2000 76 26 6 44 034.21
Thespa Kusatsu 2006 2008 138 29 50 59 021.01
Total 291 93 56 142 031.96

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