Yosuke Ideguchi

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Yōsuke Ideguchi
井手口 陽介
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Personal information
Full name Yosuke Ideguchi[1]
Date of birth (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Greuther Fürth
(on loan from Leeds United)
Number 6
Youth career
2008 Aburayama Kameriazu
2009–2013 Gamba Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Gamba Osaka 60 (8)
2014–2015J.League U22 (loan) 11 (1)
2018– Leeds United 0 (0)
2018Cultural Leonesa (loan) 5 (0)
2018–Greuther Fürth(loan) 4 (1)
National team
2014 Japan U19 4 (1)
2016 Japan U23 4 (1)
2016– Japan 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2017

Yōsuke Ideguchi (井手口 陽介, Ideguchi Yōsuke, born 23 August 1996) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Greuther Fürth on loan from Leeds United, and for the Japan national team. He has previously represented Japan at Under-19 and Under-23 youth levels.

Club career[edit]

Gamba Osaka[edit]

He started his youth career at Aburayama Kameriazu. He joined the Gamba Osaka academy in 2009. He made his first team debut with Gamba Osaka in 2014, he joined J.League U22's on loan in 2014 to get first team experience.[citation needed]

During the 2016 JLeague season Ideguchi was named 'New Hero Award' and the prestigious 'Rookie of the Year' award for the JLeague. After almost ten years spent with Gamba Osaka between youth ranks and senior team he left the club after 60 appearances in the JLeague scoring 8 goals.[citation needed]

Leeds United[edit]

On 9 January 2018, Ideguchi joined Championship side Leeds United on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.[2]

Cultural Leonesa loan[edit]

The same day after signing for Leeds, he went on a half a season loan to Leeds's feeder team in Spain, Aspire Academy owned club Cultural Leonesa with the club wanting to ready Ideguchi for European style football.[3] On 28 January 2018, Ideguchi made his debut for Cultural Leonesa against CA Osasuna in a 2–1 defeat.[4]

Return to Leeds[edit]

After returning for the start of pre-season under new Leeds Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa,[5] Ideguchi made his first appearance in a Leeds shirt when he started for Leeds in the pre-season friendly 1–1 draw against York City on 20 July 2018.[6] Despite starting for Leeds in three of their pre-season friendlies, on 26 July 2018, Ideguchi was seemingly not given a shirt number for Leeds for the upcoming 2018–19 season for Leeds.[7] However, the following day 27 July, he was listed with shirt number 16 shirt in the club's online store.[8] By early August, Bielsa praised Ideguchi's professionalism and hard work since his joining Leeds United, but admitted he did not see him as first or second choice for any position, and indicated he did not think it would be fair to ask him to stay at the club.[9]

Greuther Fürth loan[edit]

On 21 August 2018, Ideguchi joined 2. Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth on a season-long loan deal with an option to make the deal permanent.[10] On 15 September, Ideguchi scored on his Greuther Fürth debut in the 4-1 win against Holstein Kiel.[11] On 30 September, he was substituted in a 1–0 win over Dynamo Dresden with what later was revealed to be a posterior cruciate ligament injury, expected to keep him out for most of the season.[12]

International career[edit]

Japan under-23's[edit]

After featuring for Japan U19, in 2016, Ideguchi was promoted to Japan U23's and was part of the Japan U23's that won the AFC U-23 Championship on 31 January 2016, he played in the final for Japan U23's in a 3–2 victory against South Korea U23.[13]

Japan senior team[edit]

Ideguchi got his first call up to the senior Japan squad for matches against Oman and Saudi Arabia in November 2016.[14] On 31 August 2017, he scored the second goal when Japan beat Australia 2–0 and qualified for the 2018 World Cup in the process.[15][16] On 9 December 2017, Ideguchi scored the winner for Japan in a 1–0 victory against North Korea in the 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

On 15 March 2018, Vahid Halilhodzic surprisingly left out Ideguchi and Takuma Asano for the Japan squad for friendly matches with Mali and Ukraine in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Halilhodzic describing Ideguchi's lack of regular game time at Cultural Leonesa he proclaimed 'It makes me sad that Asano and Ideguchi are not playing, They were the heroes of our qualifying game against Australia. They haven’t been chosen this time, and if things continue the way they are, there is a chance that they won’t be chosen for the World Cup.”[17]

On 17 May 2018, Ideguchi was named in new Japan Manager's Akira Nishino's preliminary 35 man squad for Japan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[18] Japan's squad was cut from 35 to 26, Ideguchi was named in the 26, and played for Japan on 31 May in a 2–0 defeat to Ghana in a pre-2018 FIFA World Cup friendly, the following day, the squad was cut from 26 to the final 23 man squad with Ideguchi missing out.[19]

Club statistics[edit]

Last update: 3 December 2017[20][21]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2014 Gamba Osaka J1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2015 8 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 20 0
2016 22 4 1 0 5 0 5 0 1 0 34 4
2017 30 4 3 1 0 0 6 0 39 5
Career total 60 8 8 1 11 0 12 0 4 0 95 9

1 includes J. League Championship, Japanese Super Cup and Suruga Bank Championship appearances.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Total
2014 J.League U-22 Selection J3 3 0 3 0
2015 8 1 8 1
Career total 11 1 11 1

National team statistics[edit]

[22]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 11 2
2018 1 0
Total 12 2

Honors[edit]

Gamba Osaka[20]

International[edit]

Japan U-23[20]

Japan

Individual

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.[26]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 31 August 2017 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan  Australia 2–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 9 December 2017 Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  North Korea 1–0 1–0 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Leeds United" (PDF). English Football League. p. 21. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Yosuke Ideguchi: Leeds United sign Japan midfielder for an undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Leeds confirm Yosuke Ideguchi deal but Cultural loan to come first". Fox Sports Asia. 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Yosuke Ideguchi Soccerbase". Soccerbase. 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Baker, Klich and Ideguchi to feature for Leeds United at York tonight – but Blackman misses out again". Yorkshire Evening Post. 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "REPORT: YORK CITY 1–1 LEEDS UNITED". Leeds United. 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ "2018/19 SQUAD NUMBERS ANNOUNCED". Leeds United. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "PERSONALISE YOUR ITEM". Leeds United. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa admits Yosuke Ideguchi isn't part of his plans". Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Leeds United midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi heads out on loan to Germany". Yorkshire Evening Post. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  11. ^ ":1-Sieg! Starkes Kleeblatt bringt Kiel zum Kentern". Nordbayern. 15 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  12. ^ "No surgery for Yosuke Ideguchi - but Leeds United midfielder faces lengthy injury absence". Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  13. ^ "U-23 Japan National Team score upset victory to claim Asian title!". Express. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  14. ^ http://www.jfa.jp/eng/news/00011463/
  15. ^ "Yōsuke Ideguchi Gamba Osaka Player Profile". Gamba Osaka (in Japanese). Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Yōsuke Ideguchi Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Halilhodzic reveals roster for upcoming friendlies". Japan TImes. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Japan World Cup overseas group Honda, Okazaki, Kagawa et al". Nikkan Sports. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Misao, Ideguchi and Asano miss out as Japan name World Cup squad". The World Game. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  20. ^ a b c "Yosuke Ideguchi Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Yosuke Ideguchi Gamba Osaka Player Profile". Gamba Osaka Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  22. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
  23. ^ "Gamba Osaka's Yosuke Ideguchi wins Levain Cup New Hero Award". J League English Website. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Gamba's Ideguchi named J. League's top rookie". The Japan Times. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Kobayashi takes J.League MVP prize as sixth player to earn "double"". J League English Website. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  26. ^ "Y. Ideguchi". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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