|Full name||Yūki Ōtsu|
|Date of birth||24 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Mito, Ibaraki, Japan|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|Shinshō Tokiwa SSS|
|2005–2008||Seiritsu Gakuen High School|
|2011–2012||Borussia M'gladbach II||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 December 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2012
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 Mike Hanke, in a 1–0 away defeat against 1899 Hoffenheim.
After having lost prospect with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Ōtsu signed with Dutch Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo until the summer of 2014 on 31 August 2012. He was supposed to succeed his countryman 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.
Return to Kashiwa Reysol
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 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 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.
2Includes J. League Cup.
- As of 10 August 2012