Takashi Inui

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Takashi Inui
Takashi Inui IAA September 2013.JPG
Personal information
Full name Takashi Inui
Date of birth (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Ōmihachiman, Shiga, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2004 Saison Football Club
2004–2006 Yasu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Yokohama F. Marinos 7 (0)
2008 Cerezo Osaka (loan) 20 (6)
2009–2011 Cerezo Osaka 94 (29)
2011–2012 VfL Bochum 30 (7)
2012– Eintracht Frankfurt 60 (7)
National team
2006 Japan U21 2 (0)
2009– Japan 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 January 2015

Takashi Inui (乾 貴士 Inui Takashi?, born 2 June 1988) is a Japanese footballer[2][3][4] who currently plays for the Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt. Usually deployed as a playmaker and attacking midfielder, he dictates the pace of the game with his sharp dribbling and supplying key through-balls. He is also known for quick shots which are often unreadable due to a swift back-swing.

Club career[edit]

Inui was a member of the Japan U21. He was the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament Letterwinner in 2006 when his High School, Shiga Yasu HS, won the tournament.[5]

In 2007, Inui joined Yokohama F. Marinos of the J. League Division 1 and he made his debut as a professional against Yokohama F.C. in a league match on March 10. However, he failed to find a regular spot at Marinos and then was loaned to second division side Cerezo Osaka in June 2008, earning himself a permanent move at the end of the season.[6]

In July 2011, Inui made the jump to Europe, joining Germany's VfL Bochum.[7] He made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga, when he started in a 1–2 home defeat versus FC St. Pauli on August 13, 2011.

In July 2012, Inui signed a three-year contract with newly promoted Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt after impressive performance in the German second tier.[8]

International career[edit]

Inui made his full international debut for Japan on January 20, 2009 in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification against Yemen.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 December 2014[10][11]
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2007 7 0 0 0 3 0 - 10 0
2008 0 0 - 3 0 - 3 0
Total 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 13 0
Cerezo Osaka 2008 20 6 2 0 - - 22 6
2009 47 20 1 1 - - 48 21
2010 33 4 2 1 6 0 - 41 5
2011 14 5 - - 7 4 21 9
Total 114 35 5 2 6 0 7 4 132 41
VfL Bochum 2011–12 30 7 2 0 - - 32 7
Total 30 7 2 0 - - 32 7
Eintracht Frankfurt 2012–13 33 6 1 0 - - 34 6
2013–14 14 0 2 1 - 6 1 22 2
2014–15 13 1 2 0 - 0 0 15 1
Total 60 7 5 1 - 6 1 69 9
Career total 204 49 12 3 12 0 13 5 241 57

1Includes Emperor's Cup and DFB-Pokal.

2Includes J. League Cup.

3Includes AFC Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

International[edit]

As of 14 November 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Takashi Inui" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Inui, Takashi" (in German). kicker. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stats Centre: Takashi Inui Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ 前回覇者の鹿児島実を破り、野洲が滋賀県勢初の優勝. Sportsnavi (in Japanese). January 9, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ 乾貴士がC大阪に完全移籍. Supportista (in Japanese). December 17, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bochum holt einen Japaner" [Bochum sign a Japanese player] (in German). DFL. July 28, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Inui signs for Frankfurt". Sky Sports. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "AFC ASIAN CUP – QATAR 2011 MATCH SUMMARY". Asian Football Confederation. January 20, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Japan – Takashi Inui – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com. 
  11. ^ "Takashi Inui > Club matches". Worldfootball.net. 
  12. ^ "日中韓サッカーU-21代表交流戦 対 U-21韓国代表[於:日本]". Japan Football Association (in Japanese). November 21, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ "KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2010". samuraiblue.jp (in Japanese). September 7, 2010. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  14. ^ 東北地方太平洋沖地震復興支援チャリティーマッチ. samuraiblue.jp (in Japanese). March 29, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 

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