Atsuto Uchida

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Atsuto Uchida
内田篤人
Atsuto Uchida 2011-08-03-2.jpg
Uchida with Schalke in 2011
Personal information
Full name Atsuto Uchida[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-27) 27 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Kannami, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2005 Shimizu Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Kashima Antlers 124 (3)
2010– Schalke 04 85 (1)
National team
2005–2007 Japan U20 12 (0)
2007–2008 Japan U23 8 (0)
2008– Japan 68 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Atsuto Uchida (内田 篤人 Uchida Atsuto?, born 27 March 1988) is a Japanese footballer, who plays for Bundesliga club Schalke 04 and the Japan national football team as a right back.

Club career[edit]

Uchida was educated at and played for Shimizu Higashi High School prior to joining the Kashima Antlers in 2006.[3] On 5 March 2006, he debuted for Kashima at the age of 17 in the season-opener against Sanfrecce Hiroshima, since which he has remained a fixture in the starting eleven. His first goal as a professional footballer came on 21 March 2006 when he scored against Ventforet Kofu. He was also selected by popular vote to play in the 2006 J. League All-Star Soccer game. On 13 June 2010, German club FC Schalke 04 announced that they had signed the Japanese international to a three-year contract.[4] On 13 April 2011 he became the first Japanese footballer to play for a team that reached the semi-finals of the Champion's League. On September 18, 2013, he scored his first goal in the Champions League in a 3-0 win against Steaua Bucuresti.

International career[edit]

Uchida playing for Japan

He represented Japan at several underage levels. He was part of the Japan team for the 2006 AFC Youth Championship finals hosted by India and Japan finished runners-up. He also took part in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals hosted by Canada.

In 2006, he received an international call-up from national coach Ivica Osim but did not play any game. He finally made a full international debut for Japan on 26 January 2008 in a friendly against Chile at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. This was the first match under the reign of new manager Takeshi Okada. On 6 February 2008 he played 90 minutes for Japan in a 4–1 win against Thailand and became the first teenage Japanese footballer to play FIFA World Cup qualification after the establishment of the J. League in 1993. On 22 June 2008 he scored the winner in a 1–0 win against Bahrain.[5] It was his first international goal and he became the youngest Japanese goalscorer in FIFA World Cup qualification at age 20 years and 87 days, beating an 11-year-old record that was held by Hidetoshi Nakata.

He was a member of the Japan team for the 2008 Summer Olympics finals.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 9 February 2014.[7][8][9]

Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Other4 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 2006 28 2 3 0 10 0 - - 41 2
2007 31 0 5 1 8 0 - - 44 1
2008 25 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 34 1
2009 31 0 2 0 2 0 7 1 1 0 43 1
2010 9 0 - - 7 1 1 0 17 1
Total 124 3 11 1 21 0 20 2 3 0 179 6
Schalke 04 2010–11 26 0 5 0 - 11 0 1 0 43 0
2011–12 18 0 - - 8 0 - 26 0
2012–13 24 1 1 0 - 5 0 - 30 1
2013–14 17 0 3 0 - 8 1 - 28 1
Total 85 1 9 0 - 32 1 1 0 127 2
Career total 209 4 20 1 21 0 52 3 4 0 306 8

1Includes Emperor's Cup and DFB-Pokal.

2Includes J. League Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

4Includes Japanese Super Cup and DFL-Supercup.

International[edit]

As of 27 May 2014.
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan U-20
2005 2 0
2006 6 0
2007 4 0
Total 12 0
Japan U-23
2007 4 0
2008 4 0
Total 8 0
Japan
2008 14 1
2009 13 0
2010 7 0
2011 11 0
2012 7 0
2013 13 0
2014 3 1
Total 68 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Senior team[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 June 2008 Japan Saitama Stadium, Saitama  Bahrain
1–0
1–0
2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification
2. 27 May 2014 Japan Saitama Stadium, Saitama  Cyprus
1–0
1–0
Friendly

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2006 AFC Youth Championship qualification U-18 2 0 0 Qualified
 Japan 2006 AFC Youth Championship U-19 6 0 0 2nd place
 Japan 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup U-20 4 0 0 Round of 16
 Japan 2008 Summer Olympics qualification U-22 4 0 0 Qualified
 Japan 2008 Summer Olympics U-23 2 0 0 Round 1
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 7 0 1 Qualified
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 2 0 0 Qualified
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup Senior 5 0 0 Champions
 Japan 2013 Confederations Cup Senior 2 1 0 Group Stage
 Japan 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 9 1 0 Qualified

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kashima Antlers
FC Schalke 04

Japan[edit]

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

  • List of Japanese footballers playing in Europe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 16. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "鹿島アントラーズ オフィシャルサイト" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "WM-Teilnehmer Atsuto Uchida wechselt zu den Knappen". Schalke04.de (in German). 13 June 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Asia – Group 2 Match Report Japan – Bahrain". fifa.com. 22 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Atsuto Uchida Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Atsuto Uchida > Club matches". Worldfootball.net. 
  8. ^ "Japan – Atsuto Uchida – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. 
  9. ^ "Stats Centre: Atsuto Uchida Facts". The Guardian. 

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