Yu Kobayashi

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Yu Kobayashi
Kobayashi Yu Kawasaki.jpg
Kobayashi playing for Kawasaki Frontale
Personal information
Full name Yu Kobayashi
Date of birth (1987-09-23) September 23, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Machida, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kawasaki Frontale
Youth career
2003–2005 Azabu University Fuchinobe High School
2006–2009 Takushoku University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Mito HollyHock 5 (0)
2010– Kawasaki Frontale 286 (120)
National team
2014–2018 Japan 14 (2)
Honours
Kawasaki Frontale
Winner J1 League 2017
Winner J1 League 2018
Runner-up J.League Cup 2017
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2016
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Yu Kobayashi (小林 悠, Kobayashi Yu, born September 23, 1987) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kobayashi was born in Machida on September 23, 1987. When he played for Takushoku University, he also played for J2 League club Mito HollyHock in 2008. After graduating from the university, he joined J1 League club Kawasaki Frontale in 2010. He became a regular player from 2011. In 2017, Kawasaki won the J1 champions first time in the club history. He also became a top scorer with 23 goals and was selected MVP award. Kawasaki won the J1 champions in 2018 and 2020.

On October 10, 2014, Kobayashi debuted for the Japan national team against Jamaica. He played 14 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2018.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2008 Mito HollyHock J2 League 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
2010 Kawasaki Frontale J1 League 6 0 2 2 0 0 - 8 2
2011 32 12 3 2 4 2 - 39 16
2012 26 6 3 2 6 2 - 35 10
2013 23 5 2 0 8 2 - 33 7
2014 30 12 2 0 2 0 6 3 40 15
2015 18 5 2 0 1 0 - 21 5
2016 32 15 3 1 2 0 - 37 16
2017 34 23 2 0 5 0 10 6 51 29
2018 27 15 1 0 0 0 4 0 32 15
2019 31 13 1 1 4 2 5 1 41 17
2020 27 14 2 0 5 4 - 34 18
2021
Country Japan 291 120 23 8 37 12 25 10 376 150
Total 291 120 23 8 37 12 25 10 376 150

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2014 2 0
2015 0 0
2016 6 0
2017 3 2
2018 3 0
Total 14 2

References[change | change source]

  1. Yu Kobayashi at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Yu Kobayashi at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]