Kenichi Uemura

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Kenichi Uemura
Personal information
Full name Kenichi Uemura
Date of birth (1974-04-22) April 22, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Yatsushiro, Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2003 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 251 (23)
2004 Cerezo Osaka 15 (0)
2005–2006 Tokyo Verdy 19 (0)
2006 YSCC Yokohama 0 (0)
2007–2008 Roasso Kumamoto 58 (3)
Total 343 (26)
National team
1996 Japan U-23 2 (1)
2001 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kenichi Uemura (上村 健一 Uemura Kenichi?, born April 22, 1974) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He was a defender and was capped 4 times for Japan national team.

Playing career[edit]

After graduating from Matsunaga High Schook, he joined J1 League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1993. He broke into the first team in the first season. His first league appearance came on July 4, 1993 against Verdy Kawasaki at Todoroki Stadium. He scored his first professional goal on July 24, 1993 against Urawa Red Diamonds at Hiroshima Stadium.

He represented Japan national team at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He scored a goal in a group stage match against Hungary.

National coach Philippe Troussier gave him the first full international cap on April 25, 2001 in a friendly against Spain in Córdoba. He was a member of the Japan team for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and he played three games.

After 11 year long service at Sanfrecce Hiroshima, he moved to Cerezo Osaka in 2004, then Tokyo Verdy (2005–2006). After a brief spell at YSCC Yokohama, he joined Rosso Kumamoto (Currently Roasso Kumamoto) in 2007.

He damaged his knee ligaments three times and experienced seven operations. These injuries have affected his form.

Uemura retired from professional football after the 2008 season.

Club statistics[edit]

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
1993 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 17 1 2 0 6 0 25 1
1994 26 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
1995 46 4 4 0 - 50 4
1996 12 2 0 0 7 0 19 2
1997 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1998 17 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
1999 29 7 5 1 4 1 38 9
2000 28 6 2 0 3 0 33 6
2001 25 2 2 0 5 0 32 2
2002 10 1 4 0 0 0 14 1
2003 J2 League 38 0 4 0 - 42 0
2004 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 15 0 0 0 6 0 21 0
2005 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 18 0 1 0 4 0 23 0
2006 J2 League 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
2006 YSCC Yokohama Regional Leagues 0 0 - - 0 0
2007 Rosso Kumamoto Football League 30 3 1 0 - 31 3
2008 Roasso Kumamoto J2 League 28 0 0 0 - 28 0
Country Japan 343 26 30 1 36 1 409 28
Total 343 26 30 1 36 1 409 28

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 4 0
Total 4 0

National team[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

Team Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenichi Uemura at National-Football-Teams.com

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