|Date of birth||2 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Ōmihachiman, Japan|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Attacking midfielder|
(on loan from Betis)
|1995–2004||Saison Football Club|
|2004–2006||Yasu High School|
|2007–2009||Yokohama F. Marinos||7||(0)|
|2008||→ Cerezo Osaka (loan)||20||(6)|
|2019–||→ Alavés (loan)||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 18 December 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2019
Takashi Inui (乾 貴士 Inui Takashi, born 2 June 1988) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Spanish club Deportivo Alavés on loan from Real Betis and the Japan national football team as a winger or attacking midfielder.
In 2007, Inui joined Yokohama F. Marinos of the J. League Division 1 and made his debut as a professional against Yokohama F.C. in a league match on 10 March. However, he failed to find a regular spot at Marinos and was loaned to then J. League Division 2 Cerezo Osaka in June 2008, earning himself a permanent move at the end of the season.
On 26 August 2015, Inui was transferred to La Liga side SD Eibar, after agreeing to a three-year contract. In April 2017, as the club was chasing a UEFA Europa League place, he was controversially called back to his homeland by Japan's prime minister to serve as a delegate for the visit of King Felipe VI of Spain to Japan.
On 1 June 2018, upon expiration of his Eibar contract, Inui joined Real Betis on a free transfer for a three-year deal. The following 24 January, after being sparingly used, he moved to fellow league Deportivo Alavés on loan until the end of the season.
Inui made his full international debut for Japan on 20 January 2009 in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification against Yemen. In May 2018 he was named in Japan’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On 24 June, Inui scored his first World Cup goal in a 2–2 draw over Senegal during their second group stage match of the tournament.
|Yokohama F. Marinos||2007||J1 League||7||0||0||0||3||0||—||10||0|
|Cerezo Osaka||2008||J2 League||20||6||2||0||—||—||22||6|
|VfL Bochum||2011–12||2. Bundesliga||30||7||2||0||—||—||32||7|
|SD Eibar||2015–16||La Liga||27||3||2||0||—||—||29||3|
|Real Betis||2018–19||La Liga||8||0||2||0||—||3||0||13||0|
|Alavés (loan)||2018–19||La Liga||0||0||0||0||—||0||0||0||0|
2Includes J. League Cup.
- As of 1 February 2019
- Score and Result columns list Japan's goals first.
|1.||14 November 2014||Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan||Honduras||4–0||6–0||Friendly|
|3.||12 June 2018||Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria||Paraguay||1–1||4–2|
|5.||24 June 2018||Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia||Senegal||1–1||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|6.||2 July 2018||Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia||Belgium||2–0||2–3|
- "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- 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). 9 January 2006. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
- 乾貴士がＣ大阪に完全移籍. Supportista (in Japanese). 17 December 2008. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- "Bochum holt einen Japaner" [Bochum sign a Japanese player] (in German). DFL. 28 July 2011. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Inui signs for Frankfurt". Sky Sports. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "El japonés Takashi Inui, nuevo jugador de la SD Eibar para las tres próximas temporadas" [Japanese Takashi Inui, new player of SD Eibar for the following three seasons] (in Spanish). Eibar's official website. 26 August 2015. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- "Inui missing Eibar matches to attend Spanish royal trip to Japan". Marca. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "Japan International Inui Makes history". FourFourTwo. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- "Real Betis announce Takashi Inui signing from Eibar". AS English. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
- "Real Betis and Deportivo Alavés reach an agreement for the loan of Takashi Inui". Real Betis. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- "AFC ASIAN CUP – QATAR 2011 MATCH SUMMARY". Asian Football Confederation. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
- "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
- "Japan rallies for draw against Senegal to remain on track for knockout stage at World Cup.He then later scored Japan's second goal against Belgium in the round of 16 from 35 yards out .Japan then later loss the match 3-2". The Japan Times. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
- "Japan – Takashi Inui – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com.
- "Takashi Inui > Club matches". Worldfootball.net.
- Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 284 out of 289)
- "Takashi Inui". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 12 June 2018.