Yuichiro Nagai

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Yuichiro Nagai
Personal information
Full name Yuichiro Nagai
Date of birth (1979-02-14) February 14, 1979 (age 42)
Place of birth Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1994–1996 Mitsubishi Yowa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2008 Urawa Reds 278 (63)
1998–1999Karlsruher SC (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2011 Shimizu S-Pulse 39 (1)
2012–2013 Yokohama FC 21 (3)
2014 Arterivo Wakayama 11 (3)
2015–2017 Thespakusatsu Gunma 43 (0)
Total 392 (70)
National team
1997–1999 Japan U-20 12 (2)
2003 Japan 4 (1)
Honours
Urawa Reds
Winner AFC Champions League 2007
Winner J1 League 2006
Runner-up J1 League 2004
Runner-up J1 League 2005
Runner-up J1 League 2007
Winner J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2002
Runner-up J.League Cup 2004
Winner Emperor's Cup 2005
Winner Emperor's Cup 2006
Shimizu S-Pulse
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1999 Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yuichiro Nagai (永井 雄一郎, Nagai Yuichiro, born February 14, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nagai was born in Shinjuku, Tokyo on February 14, 1979. He joined J1 League club Urawa Reds in 1997. He was loaned out to German 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC from 1998 to 1999. He played 21 league games and scored 4 goals for reserve team. In 2003, Nagai took over the number "9" jersey from iconic Masahiro Fukuda after the latter retired from the game. In 2006, Urawa won the champions in J1 League which is first J1 champions in the club history. In 2007, Urawa won first Asian title AFC Champions League. Urawa also won the 3rd place at 2007 Club World Cup. In 2009, he moved to Shimizu S-Pulse and played for the club in 3 seasons. After that, he played for Yokohama FC (2012–13), Arterivo Wakayama (2014) and Thespakusatsu Gunma (2015–17).

Nagai was a member of the Japan U-20 national team for the 1997 World Youth Championship. He played all 5 matches and scored 1 goal. He also represented U-20 Japan at the 1999 World Youth Championship. He played all 7 matches and scored a goal in the semifinal against Uruguay. Japan won the 2nd place. On April 16, 2003, he debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea and scored a goal in this match. He was also selected Japan for 2003 Confederations Cup. He played 4 games and scored 1 goals for Japan in 2003.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1997 Urawa Reds J1 League 30 3 2 0 6 0 - 38 3
1998 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0
1999 12 3 2 0 2 1 - 16 4
2000 J2 League 29 12 1 0 2 1 - 32 13
2001 J1 League 25 6 4 1 6 1 - 35 8
2002 19 4 1 1 4 0 - 24 5
2003 23 8 1 0 8 1 - 32 9
2004 27 6 4 2 8 1 - 39 9
2005 30 6 2 0 7 0 - 39 6
2006 23 4 4 3 6 2 - 34 9
2007 31 6 1 0 2 1 11 3 45 10
2008 26 5 1 0 4 0 3 0 34 5
2009 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 8 0 3 2 3 0 - 14 2
2010 14 1 4 0 8 2 - 26 3
2011 17 0 1 1 2 0 - 20 1
2012 Yokohama FC J2 League 7 2 0 0 - - 7 2
2013 14 1 0 0 - - 14 1
2014 Arterivo Wakayama Regional Leagues 11 3 1 1 - - 14 4
2015 Thespakusatsu Gunma J2 League 31 0 1 0 - - 32 0
2016 10 0 1 0 - - 11 0
2017 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Country Japan 392 70 34 11 68 10 14 3 510 94
Total 392 70 34 11 68 10 14 3 510 94

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2003 4 1
Total 4 1

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]