Atsuto Uchida

Atsuto Uchida

DATE OF BIRTH 27/Mar/1988
PLACE OF BIRTH Shizuoka, Japan
HEIGHT 176cm
FOOT 26.5
HOBBY Video game and Fishing


Joined Kashima Antlers in 2006 after graduating from Shimizu Higashi high school.Atsuto secured a regular position from the opening match of his very first season and became a vital member of the team making tremendous contribution to the club winning three consecutive J.League titles from 2007 to 2009.
Atsuto played for Japan National team in 2008 Beijing Olympics, and became a regular member of Japan National squad.
Atsuto is technically gifted and has excellent tactical insights and decision-making ability, and creates a number of chances by making overlapping-run at right times and delivering great crosses.
He was selected for Japan National squad in 2010 South Africa World Cup, and he moved to Bundesliga’s powerhouse, FC Schalke 04 in July just after the World Cup.
He played as a starting player from the first season at the club and helped the club make history reaching to the semi-final in UEFA champions league, which made him the first Japanese player to reach to the stage in the competition, and winning DFB-Pokal title.
He became a crucial member in both FC Schalke 04 and Japan national team playing whole 90 minutes of all three games Japan played in 2014 Brazil World Cup.
In August 2017, Atsuto moved to 1.FC Union Berlin from FC Schalke 04, and then he returned to his old club, Kashima Antlers in 2018, and contributed to club’s first ever AFC champions league title in the same year.
Atsuto retired from professional football after playing home game against Cerezo Osaka as his final game on 23rd August 2020.
In September 2020, he was inaugurated as a “role model coach”, which is a new position established by JFA allowing him to work on the younger generation.


TV ・Arashi ni shiyagara (Nippon TV)
・NEWS ZERO (Nippon TV)
・Manten Aozora Restaurant (Nippon TVn)
・The World's Most Wanted to Take Class (Nippon TV)
・Akashiya Santa (Fuji TV)
・VS Arashi (Fuji TV)
・Getsu 9 drama "Biblia Kosho no Jiken Techo" (Fuji TV)
・The Wide Show (Fuji TV)
・Jounetsu Tairiku (MBS)
・Monitoring (TBS)
・Athletic Association TV on Fire (TBS)
・Masahiro Nakai's Friday Smile Tachie (TBS)
・The Spirit of Athlete (NHK)
・Tetsuko's Room (TV Asahi)
・Tunnels' King of Sports (TV Asahi)
・News Station (TV Asahi)
and many others.
MOVIE ・Pokemon the Movie (voice actor)
MAGAZINE ・anan (October 2014)
・AERA (February 2015)
・TV Guide PERSON vol.29
・FOOTBALL VAL - Complete Special Edition on Atsuto Uchida
・Sports Manga Saikyou-ron Number 35th Anniversary Special Issue
・Young Goethe (October 2015)
・FUTBOLISTA Monthly (October 2015)
・Number (January 2016)
・Fine (March 2020)
・Number PLUS "The Complete Preservation Edition of Atsuto Uchida 2006-2020
・Soccer Digest Atsuto Uchida Special Edition
※Excerpts from the cover and the special edition, and many more
・I only believe what I see (December 2011)
・Calmly and silently (December 2014)
・UCHMAN(July 2016)
・Uchida Atsuto: 3144 Days of Heartache and Hope (March 2019)
・Uchida Mental: The Art of Thickening the Trunk of Your Heart (August 2021)
SPONSERS ・adidas Japan K.K. (2006~2020)
・Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. (2015)
・Marubeni Kyoto Corporation (2016)
・Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.(2018)
・Perform Media Japan (2018)
・LIXIL Corporation (2020~) 
・Sapporo Breweries Limited (2021)
・UNIQLO CO., LTD. (2021~) 
・Cabinet Office (2021-)
・The General Insurance Association of Japan (2021~)
・NTT DOCOMO, INC. (2021-)
・LVMH Watch Jewelry Japan (2015, 2022)
・Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (2022)
・P&G (2022~)