Yuki Abe

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Yuki Abe
Yuki Abe 7.05.2011.jpg
Abe playing for Leicester City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Yuki Abe
Date of birth (1981-09-06) September 6, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Youth career
1997–1998 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 JEF United Chiba 214 (36)
2007–2010 Urawa Reds 120 (14)
2010–2012 Leicester City 52 (2)
2012– Urawa Reds 243 (22)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 3 (1)
2005–2011 Japan 53 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Yuki Abe (阿部 勇樹, Abe Yuki, born September 6, 1981) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Abe was born in Ichikawa on September 6, 1981. He joined J1 League club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) from their youth team in 1998. He made his debut at the age of 16 years and 333 days on August 5, 1998, at the time a record for the youngest player and J1 League. The club won the champions in the 2005 and 2006 J.League Cup. In 2007, he moved to Urawa Reds. The club won the champions in the 2007 AFC Champions League. In August 2010, he moved to English EFL Championship club Leicester City. In January 2012, he returned to Urawa. The club won the champions in the 2017 AFC Champions League.

In 2004, Abe was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2004 Summer Olympics. He played all 3 matches and scored 1 goal. On January 29, 2005, he debuted for the Japan national team against Kazakhstan. However he was not selected the Japan for the 2006 World Cup. After the 2006 World Cup, he played many matches under new manager Ivica Osim. He played at 2007 Asian Cup. Although his opportunity to play decreased under manager Takeshi Okada from 2008, Abe was selected the Japan for the 2010 World Cup. He played all 4 matches as defensive midfielder. He played 53 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2011.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1998 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
1999 30 1 1 0 2 0 - 33 1
2000 25 0 3 2 3 0 - 31 2
2001 17 3 2 0 2 0 - 21 3
2002 24 1 2 0 3 0 - 29 1
2003 27 3 4 0 3 0 - 34 3
2004 24 5 1 0 5 1 - 30 6
2005 JEF United Chiba J1 League 33 12 1 0 10 5 - 44 17
2006 33 11 1 0 8 2 - 42 13
2007 Urawa Reds J1 League 33 3 1 0 0 0 12 3 46 6
2008 33 6 1 0 1 0 4 0 39 6
2009 34 2 0 0 4 0 - 38 2
2010 20 3 0 0 2 1 - 22 4
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2010/11 Leicester City Championship 36 1 2 0 2 0 - 40 1
2011/12 16 1 1 0 2 0 - 19 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2012 Urawa Reds J1 League 34 4 3 0 4 0 - 41 4
2013 33 6 0 0 5 0 6 1 44 7
2014 34 4 1 1 7 1 - 42 6
2015 34 3 4 1 2 2 5 0 45 6
2016 34 1 1 0 4 1 6 0 45 2
2017 33 3 0 0 1 0 11 0 45 3
2018 27 1 5 0 5 0 - 37 1
2019 11 0 3 0 1 0 6 0 21 0
2020 3 0 - 0 0 - 3 0
2021
Country Japan 577 72 34 4 72 13 50 4 733 93
England 52 2 3 0 4 0 - 59 2
Total 629 74 37 4 76 13 50 4 792 95

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2005 5 0
2006 8 1
2007 11 1
2008 9 0
2009 8 1
2010 9 0
2011 3 0
Total 53 3

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]