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Yuki Matsushita (footballer)

Yuki Matsushita (松下 裕樹, Matsushita Yūki, born December 7, 1981) is a Japanese football player.[1] He plays for Tochigi City FC.

Yuki Matsushita
松下 裕樹
Personal information
Full name Yuki Matsushita
Date of birth (1981-12-07) December 7, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tochigi City FC
Number 30
Youth career
1997–1999 Maebashi Ikuei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 29 (0)
2004–2006 Avispa Fukuoka 39 (3)
2006 Kawasaki Frontale 4 (0)
2007–2012 Thespa Kusatsu 225 (15)
2013–2014 Yokohama FC 57 (3)
2015–2018 Thespakusatsu Gunma 127 (6)
2019– Tochigi City FC
Total 481 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Playing careerEdit

Matsushita was born in Takasaki on December 7, 1981. After graduating from high school, he joined J1 League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2000. Although he could hardly play in the match until 2001, he played many matches as defensive midfielder in 2002. However Sanfrecce finished at the 15th place in 2002 season and was relegated to J2 League. In 2003, Sanfrecce won the 2nd place and was returned to J1 in a year.

In 2004, Matsushita moved to J2 club Avispa Fukuoka. Although he could not play many matches in 2004, he played many matches and Avispa won the 2nd place in 2005. However he could hardly play in the match in J1 in 2006. In June 2006, he moved to Kawasaki Frontale.[2]

In 2007, Matsushita moved to J2 club Thespa Kusatsu (later Thespakusatsu Gunma) based in his local Gunma Prefecture. He became a regular player as defensive midfielder soon and played many matches in 6 seasons. In 2013, he moved to J2 club Yokohama FC and played many matches in 2 seasons. In 2015, he re-joined Thespakusatsu Gunma for the first time in 2 years. Although he played as regular player, the club results was sluggish and was relegated to J3 League end of 2017 season. His opportunity to play also decreased in 2018.

On 22 December 2018, Tochigi City FC announced the signing of Matsushita from Thespakusatsu Gunma.[3]

Club statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018 season[4][5]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2000 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2001 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
2002 13 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
2003 J2 League 13 0 2 0 - 15 0
Total 29 0 4 0 4 0 37 0
2004 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 11 0 1 1 - 12 1
2005 25 3 2 1 - 27 4
2006 J1 League 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Total 39 3 3 2 2 0 44 5
2006 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2007 Thespa Kusatsu J2 League 37 3 2 0 - 39 3
2008 36 2 2 0 - 38 2
2009 45 3 1 0 - 46 3
2010 33 3 1 0 - 34 3
2011 37 1 0 0 - 37 1
2012 37 3 0 0 - 37 3
Total 225 15 6 0 - 231 15
2013 Yokohama FC J2 League 30 0 1 0 - 31 0
2014 27 3 1 0 - 28 3
Total 57 3 2 0 - 59 3
2015 Thespakusatsu Gunma J2 League 37 2 0 0 - 37 2
2016 41 3 1 0 - 42 3
2017 32 0 0 0 - 32 0
2018 J3 League 17 1 2 0 - 19 1
Total 127 6 3 0 - 130 6
Career total 481 27 18 2 6 0 505 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yuki Matsushita at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ Kawasaki Frontale(in Japanese)
  3. ^ 松下 裕樹選手 完全移籍加入のお知らせ, Tochigi City FC, 22 December 2018
  4. ^ 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. 247 out of 289)
  5. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 215 out of 289)

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