Keisuke Tsuboi

Keisuke Tsuboi (坪井 慶介, Tsuboi Keisuke, born 16 September 1979) is a Japanese football player who plays for Renofa Yamaguchi FC.[1]

Keisuke Tsuboi
坪井 慶介
Keisuke Tsuboi.jpg
Personal information
Full name Keisuke Tsuboi
Date of birth (1979-09-16) 16 September 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Tama, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Renofa Yamaguchi FC
Number 2
Youth career
1995–1997 Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School
1998–2001 Fukuoka University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2014 Urawa Reds 292 (1)
2015–2017 Shonan Bellmare 28 (0)
2018– Renofa Yamaguchi FC 23 (0)
National team
2003–2007 Japan 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Club careerEdit

Tsuboi was educated at and played for Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School and Fukuoka University.

After graduating from the university in 2002, he joined Urawa Reds and immediately broke into the first team. His first appearance came on 3 March 2002 against Yokohama F. Marinos in opening game in 2002 season. He scored his first league goal on 17 May 2003 against Gamba Osaka. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 2002 and was selected as one of the J.League Best Eleven in 2003. In 2006, Reds won the champions in J1 League which is first J1 champions in the club history. In 2007, Reds won first Asian title AFC Champions League. Although he played many matches as regular center back until 2010, he could not play many matches from 2011.

In 2015, Tsuboi moved to Shonan Bellmare.[2] However he could not play many matches and Bellmare was relegated to J2 League end of 2016 season. In 2018, he moved to J2 club Renofa Yamaguchi FC.[3]

National team careerEdit

Tsuboi represented Japan for the 2001 Summer Universiade held in Beijing where the team won the title beating Ukraine in the final.

Japan's national coach Zico gave him the first cap in 2003 when he played Tsuboi on 11 June 2003 in a friendly against Paraguay at Saitama Stadium.[4] He was a member of the Japan team for 2006 World Cup where he played 2 games against Australia and Brazil.[4] In Japan's first match against Australia, he suffered from cramps in his both thighs and had to be replaced by Teruyuki Moniwa in the 56th minute.

He was also in the squad for 2007 Asian Cup but did not play any game in the tournament as Yuki Abe and Yuji Nakazawa were the first-choice centre backs.

On 8 February 2008 he announced retirement from international football.[5] He played 40 games for Japan until 2007.[4]

Club statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018 season[6][7]
Club Season League Emperor's Cup League Cup Champions League Other* Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fukuoka University 1999 - 3 0 - - - 3 0
Urawa Reds 2002 30 0 1 0 8 0 - - 39 0
2003 30 1 1 0 11 0 - - 42 1
2004 14 0 1 0 0 0 - - 15 0
2005 33 0 5 0 2 0 - - 40 0
2006 27 0 2 0 1 0 - 1 0 31 0
2007 31 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 4 0 48 0
2008 21 0 2 0 6 0 4 0 - 33 0
2009 29 0 1 0 7 0 - - 37 0
2010 31 0 4 0 3 0 - - 38 0
2011 5 0 3 0 2 0 - - 10 0
2012 33 0 1 0 1 0 - - 35 0
2013 7 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 - 12 0
2014 1 0 1 0 1 0 - - 3 0
Shonan Bellmare 2015 8 0 1 0 6 1 - - 15 1
2016 15 0 1 0 4 0 - - 20 0
2017 5 0 2 0 - - - 7 0
Renofa Yamaguchi FC 2018 23 0 1 0 - - - 24 0
2019 - - -
Career total 343 1 33 0 53 1 18 0 5 0 452 2

*Includes other competitive competitions, including the Japanese Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

National team statisticsEdit

[4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 11 0
2004 10 0
2005 7 0
2006 11 0
2007 1 0
Total 40 0

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
  Japan 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 3 0 0 Round 1
  Japan 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 0 0 0 Round 1
  Japan 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 3 0 0 Qualified
  Japan 2006 FIFA World Cup Senior 2 0 0 Round 1
  Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 3 0 0 Qualified

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Urawa Reds
2006
2005, 2006
2003
2007
2006
Shonan Bellmare
2017

IndividualEdit

2003
2002
2002

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keisuke Tsuboi at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ Shonan Bellmare(in Japanese)
  3. ^ Renofa Yamaguchi FC(in Japanese)
  4. ^ a b c d Japan National Football Team Database
  5. ^ "Tsuboi offered something different in Japan's defence". A View From A Brit by Jeremy Walker. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  6. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 231 out of 289)
  7. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 69 out of 289)

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