Yuichiro Nagai - Playing Career - Club


He played his youth football at Mitsubishi Yowa Club. After graduating from high school in 1997, he joined Urawa. He made his professional debut on April 12 of that year in the opening league match against Yokohama Marinos at Urawa Komaba Stadium.

Nagai was loaned out to German second division Bundesliga side Karlsruher from 1998 to 1999. He played 21 league games and scored four goals.

In 2003, he took over the number nine jersey from iconic Masahiro Fukuda after the latter retired from the game. He scored a hat trick against Tokyo Verdy 1969 on August 21, 2004. In the same match, his teammate Koji Yamase also scored three goals. On January 1, 2007, he was instrumental in Urawa defending the Emperor's Cup by scoring a late winner assisted by Masayuki Okano.

In AFC Champions League 2007, he helped Urawa win the tournament scoring 3 goals. He was named the player of the tournament.

On 7 January 2009, he transferred to Shimizu S-Pulse.

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