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上野 優作
CLUB:
JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM
POSITION:
Coach
DATE OF BIRTH:
1/11/1973
NATIONALITY:
Japanese
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Tochigi, Japan
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INTRODUCTION

After graduation from Tsukuba University, Yusaku made a name for himself as a forward for J.League sides

Avispa Fukuoka, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Kyoto Sanga, Albirex Niigata and (back then 3rd division club) Tochigi SC.

Tochigi SC had already been offering him to join the club for a long time before he moved there in 2007,

as Tochigi is the prefecture in Japan where Yusaku was born and raised. After his transfer to Tochigi that year, 

Yusaku led the team to its 2nd division promotion and retired at the end of the season.

After his retirement, Yusaku was appointed to a variety of roles within Tochigi SC, such as front office staff, top team coach

and youth academy development officer. In 2010, he obtained the S-level license from the Japanese Football Association which

enabled him to coach all kinds of professional football teams, regardless if club or national team.

In 2015, Yusaku became coach at the youth academy of the Urawa Reds, fostering homegrown young players and thus contributing

to enhance the top team’s roster with promising rookies.

In May 2019, when the current Urawa top team manager Otsuki was also assigned, he was promoted to the post as head coach and 

co-led his team to the Asian Champions League finals 2019.

Ueno was recognized for his many years of coaching experience, then He was appointed a coach at the Japanese national team in 2021.


CLUB STATISTICS
Season Club Competition Matches Goals
1996 AVISPA FUKUOKA

J.League

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

27

11

2

7

0

0

1997 AVISPA FUKUOKA

J.League

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

31

5

3

8

1

1

1998 AVISPA FUKUOKA

J.League

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

24

2

2

1

1

0

1999 AVISPA FUKUOKA

J.League

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

28

4

1

1

2

0

2000 SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA

J.League Division1

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

5

2

0

1

0

0

2001 Kyoto Sanga F.C.

J.League Division2

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

42

2

4

10

0

2

2002 Kyoto Sanga F.C.

J.League Division1

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

23

4

2

0

2003 ALBIREX NIIGATA

J.League Division2

The Emperor's Cup

41

3

13

0

2004 ALBIREX NIIGATA

J.League Division1

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

30

6

1

5

0

1

2005 ALBIREX NIIGATA

J.League Division1

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

34

3

1

2

0

1

2006 SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA

J.League Division1

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

The Emperor's Cup

21

6

2

0

0

0

2007 SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA

J.League Division1

0

0

2007 TOCHIGI F.C.

Japan Football league

19

2

2008 TOCHIGI F.C.

Japan Football league

The Emperor's Cup

19

2

2

0

2010 TOCHIGI F.C. Assistant coach

2011 TOCHIGI F.C. Assistant coach

2012 TOCHIGI F.C. Head coach

2013 TOCHIGI F.C. Academy director and Youth Manager

2014 TOCHIGI F.C. Academy director and Youth Manager

2015 TOCHIGI F.C. Head coach

2015 URAWA REDS Academy coach

2016 URAWA REDS Academy coach

2017 URAWA REDS Academy coach

2018 URAWA REDS Head coach

2018 URAWA REDS Academy coach and Youth Manager

2019-2020 URAWA REDS Head coach

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