Yu Hoshide

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Yu Hoshide
星出 悠
Personal information
Full name Yu Hoshide
Date of birth (1977-08-16) August 16, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Global
Number 93
Youth career
Meiji University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 YKK AP 202 (41)
2008 Harrisburg City Islanders 12 (2)
2009 Northern Virginia Royals 12 (1)
2009–2010 Joe Public 48 (5)
2011– Global 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 20 June 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Yu Hoshide (星出 悠 Hoshide Yū?, born August 16, 1977 in Tokyo) is a Japanese soccer player currently playing for Global in the United Football League.

Career[edit]

Hoshide played for Meiji University, and spent eight years with YKK AP(currently known as Kataller Toyama of the J.League) in the third division Japan Football League before coming to the United States in 2008.

Hoshide signed for Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL Second Division. Hoshide played 13 games and scored 1 goal during his year with Harrisburg, before being released at the end of the year.

He subsequently signed for Northern Virginia Royals in 2009.[1]

In July, he moved to Joe Public F.C.. Joe Public became the first club in the T&T professional league to have signed a player from the Asian continent, more-so Japan.[2] While Hoshide became close friends with Fabien Lewis (The former Naparima College defender) who now plies his trade with Real Maryland Monarchs was the one who introduced Hoshide to Inshan Flex Mohammed of the Soca Warriors Online, who in turn assisted him in obtaining a trial with the Eastern Lions. Hoshide was quite impressive on his first trial with the Pro League title chasers and as a result was offered a short-term contract.[3]

His quick thinking and technical ability in midfield proved vital in helping Joe Public capture five titles that included the Big Six, Toyota Classic, Digicel Pro Bowl and the T&T Football Federation FA Trophy last season.[4]

Hoshide also became the first Japanese to take part and score in the CONCACAF Champions League with number 10 on his back.

In August 2011, he signed for Filipino side Global F.C., and was immediately assigned as team captain. He made his debut in the 3–2 loss against Stallions in the opening match of the 2011–12 United Football Cup.[5] He captained the Global FC in their 1st UFL Championship since the UFL became a semi-pro league. He won the Agility Award in the awarding ceremony.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 20 June 2013)
Club Season League Cup[7] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
YKK Football Club* 2000–2007 197 40 ? 5 1 1 202 41 ?
Harrisburg City Islanders 2008 13 1 ? 1 1 0 14 2 ?
Northern Virginia Royals 2009 12 1 3 ? ? ? 12 1 3
Joe Public FC 2009 10 0 2 18 2 4 28 2 6
Joe Public FC 2010 11 1 4 10 2 2 21 3 6
Global F.C. 2011–2012 18 0 0 4 1 0 22 1 0
Global F.C. 2012–2013 17 0 0 2 0 0 19 0 0
Career Total 2000–present 278 43 9 40 7 7 318 50 15

International[edit]

Season Team Competition Apps Goals Assists
2010–11 Joe Public FC CONCACAF Champions League 8 1 2
2010 Joe Public FC CFU Club Championship 5 1 0

Personal Honors[edit]

  • 2012: United Football League Agility Award
  • 2003: State Select (Toyama) - All Japan Runner Up
  • 2003: Japan Football League All Star - Myanmar/Indonesia Tour
  • 2000: State Select (Toyama) - All Japan Champion; League Assist King

Club Honors[edit]

  • 2010: CFU Club Championship Runner Up
  • 2010: CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round
  • 2009: TT Pro League Champion
  • 2009: First Citizen Cup Runner Up
  • 2009: Big Six Champion
  • 2009: Toyota Classic Cup Champion
  • 2009: FA Cup Champion
  • 2009: Digicel Pro Bowl Champion
  • 2012: UFL Champion
  • 2013: UFL Runner-up

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