Yuji Takahashi (footballer)

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Yuji Takahashi
Personal information
Full name Yuji Takahashi
Date of birth (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Kyoto Sanga F.C.
Number 20
Youth career
–2011 Kyoto Sanga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Kyoto Sanga 6 (0)
2012–2013 Brisbane Roar (loan) 4 (0)
2014 J.League U-22 Selection (loan) 11 (1)
2015 Kamatamare Sanuki (loan) 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2016.

Yuji Takahashi (高橋 祐治 Takahashi Yūji?) born 11 April 1993 is a Japanese footballer who plays as a centre back for Kyoto Sanga F.C. in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.

Personal life[edit]

Takahashi was born in Shiga Prefecture to a Japanese father and Filipino mother. He has two elder sisters, Maryjun and Yu, who are both models and actresses.[1]

Club career[edit]

On 30 August 2012, it was announced Takahashi would join Australian club Brisbane Roar FC on loan for the 2012–13 A-League.[2] Takahashi would make his debut, albeit a short one, against Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium, replacing Jack Hingert in the 90th minute. Takahashi played his second game for Brisbane Roar on 1 December 2012, coming on as a substitute.

International career[edit]

Takahashi has represented Japan at both U18 and U19 levels and in late 2011 took part in 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2016.[4]

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup Total
2011 Kyoto Sanga J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia League FFA Cup Total
2012-13 Brisbane Roar A-League 4 0 4 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup Total
2013 Kyoto Sanga J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 1 0 1 0 2 0
2015 Kamatamare Sanuki 32 1 2 0 34 1
Total 37 1 3 0 40 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 19歳DF高橋、1試合も出場しないまま豪へレンタル移籍…京都 [19-year-old defender Takashi loaned to Australia without playing a match]. Osaka Hochi (in Japanese). Japan: The Hochi Shimbun. 31 August 2012. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roar sign Japanese defender". Football Federation Australia. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ AFC U-19選手権予選 グループE(10/31~11/10@タイ/バンコク)U-18日本代表メンバー (Japanese)
  4. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 224 out of 289)

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