Yūki Ōtsu ( is a 大津 祐樹 Ōtsu Yūki, born 24 March 1990) Japanese footballer who plays for Japanese J. League Division 1 club Kashiwa Reysol as an attacking midfielder.
Club career [ edit ]
Borussia Mönchengladbach [ edit ]
On 21 July 2011, Ōtsu was signed by German
Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach on a three-year contract. He made his league debut on 22 October 2011, coming on as a late substitute for [1 ] Mike Hanke, in a 1–0 away defeat against [2 ] 1899 Hoffenheim. [3 ]
VVV-Venlo [ edit ]
After having lost prospect with
Borussia Mönchengladbach, Ōtsu signed with Dutch Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo until the summer of 2014 on On 31 August 2012. He was supposed to succeed his countryman [4 ] Keisuke Honda who had impressed and made a transfer to AC Milan half a year earlier. However, on 15 December 2013, Ōtsu badly injured his Achilles tendon. After a long time rehabilitation, Ōtsu became fit again with the result VVV-Venlo extended his expiring contract until the summer of 2015. [5 ]
Return to Kashiwa Reysol [ edit ]
On 13 December 2014, it was announced that Otsu leaves
VVV-Venlo in the winter transfer window. He had signed a deal with his former team Kashiwa Reysol. [6 ]
International career [ edit ]
On 2 July 2012, Ōtsu was included in the
2012 Summer Olympics squad by Japan under-23s manager Takashi Sekizuka. He made his debut in their opening match on 26 July 2012 against [7 ] Spain at Hampden Park, Glasgow, where he scored the opening and winning goal. He then went on to score in both Japan's quarter-final and semi-final against [8 ] Egypt and Mexico respectively. On 31 January 2013, Ōtsu was included in the Japan senior national team squad in a friendly against Latvia by head coach Alberto Zaccheroni. On 6 February 2013, Ōtsu made his debut for the national team, replacing Shinji Okazaki in the 82nd minute.
Career statistics [ edit ]
Statistics accurate as of match played 1 September 2014. [9 ] [10 ] [11 ]
1 Includes Emperor's Cup, DFB-Pokal and KNVB Cup.
2 Includes J. League Cup.
International [ edit ]
As of 10 August 2012