Naomichi Ueda

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Naomichi Ueda
植田 直通
Ueda with Japan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Naomichi Ueda[1]
Date of birth (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 29)
Place of birth Uto, Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Kashima Antlers
Number 55
Youth career
2010–2013 Ohzu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Kashima Antlers 96 (4)
2014–2015J. League U-22 (loan) 4 (0)
2018–2021 Cercle Brugge 48 (0)
2021Nîmes (loan) 9 (0)
2021–2022 Nîmes 29 (0)
2023– Kashima Antlers 0 (0)
National team
2011 Japan U17 5 (1)
2016 Japan U23 9 (1)
2017– Japan 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 September 2021

Naomichi Ueda (植田 直通, Ueda Naomichi, born October 24, 1994) is a Japanese football player. He plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Ueda was born in Uto on October 24, 1994. After graduating from Ozu High School, he joined J1 League club Kashima Antlers in 2013. He played many matches as center back from 2014. In 2016, Kashima won the champions in J1 League and qualified for 2016 Club World Cup as host country champions. At the Club World Cup, he played all 4 matches and won the 2nd place. In July 2018, he moved to Belgian First Division A club Cercle Brugge. In January 2021, he moved to French Ligue 1 club Nîmes Olympique.

In June 2011, Ueda was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2011 U-17 World Cup and he played all 5 matches and scored 1 goal. In 2016, he played for the Japan U-23 national team at 2016 AFC U-23 Championship. Japan won the champions and qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics. At 2016 Summer Olympics, he played all 3 matches as center back with Tsukasa Shiotani. In November 2017, he was selected the Japan national team for 2017 E-1 Football Championship. At this tournament, he debuted against China on December 12. In 2018, he was selected Japan for 2018 World Cup, but he did not play in the match. In 2019, he also participated 2019 Copa América and played all 3 matches.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of start of the 2023 season[3][4][5][6][7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashima Antlers 2013 J1 League 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
2014 20 0 1 0 3 0 24 0
2015 12 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 16 1
2016 21 0 4 0 2 0 4[c] 0 31 0
2017 29 3 2 0 0 0 7[d] 1 1[e] 0 39 4
2018 14 0 0 0 0 0 6[d] 1 20 1
Total 96 4 10 0 7 0 15 2 5 0 133 6
J.League U-22 (loan) 2014 J3 League 2 0 0 0 2 0
2015 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Cercle Brugge 2018–19 Belgian First Division A 21 0 1 0 5[f] 1 27 1
2019–20 19 0 1 0 20 0
2020–21 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 48 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 55 1
Nîmes (loan) 2020–21 Ligue 1 9 0 1 0 10 0
Nîmes 2021–22 Ligue 2 28 0 3 0 31 0
2022–23 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 29 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Kashima Antlers 2023 J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 186 4 16 0 7 0 15 2 10 1 234 7
  1. Includes Emperor's Cup, Belgian Cup and Coupe de France
  2. Includes J.League Cup
  3. Appearances in the J.League Championship and the FIFA Club World Cup
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearances in the AFC Champions League
  5. Appearance in the Japanese Super Cup
  6. Appearances in Europa League play-offs

International[change | change source]

As of 19 November 2019[8]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2017 2 0
2018 2 0
2019 7 0
2020 2 1
Total 13 1
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Ueda goal.
List of international goals scored by Naomichi Ueda
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2020 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Honours[change | change source]

Kashima Antlers

Japan U23

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016: List of Players: Kashima Antlers" (PDF). FIFA. 14 December 2016. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 December 2017.
  2. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  3. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 16 out of 289)
  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. 45 out of 289)
  5. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 2014 (NSK MOOK)", 14 February 2014, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411109 (p. 47 out of 290)
  6. "Soccer D.B. : 2022 Naomichi Ueda Result by Season". Soccer D.B. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  7. "Japan - N. Ueda - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  8. Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]