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Marcus Tulio Tanaka

Marcus Tulio Tanaka (田中 マルクス 闘莉王, Tanaka Marukusu Tūrio, born Marcus Túlio Lyuji Murzani Tanaka on 24 April 1981) is a Japanese football player who plays for Kyoto Sanga FC.[1]

Marcus Tulio Tanaka
田中 マルクス 闘莉王
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Personal information
Full name Marcus Tulio Lyuji Murzani Tanaka
Date of birth (1981-04-24) 24 April 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Palmeira d'Oeste, SP, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Kyoto Sanga FC
Number 4
Youth career
Mirassol
1998–2000 Shibuya Makuhari High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 39 (2)
2003 Mito HollyHock 42 (10)
2004–2009 Urawa Reds 168 (37)
2010–2016 Nagoya Grampus 188 (36)
2017– Kyoto Sanga FC 62 (19)
Total 499 (104)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 7 (0)
2006–2010 Japan 43 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Club careerEdit

Born in Palmeira d'Oeste, Brazil to an Italian Brazilian mother and second generation Japanese Brazilian father, Tulio moved to Japan at age 15 to complete his high school studies.[2] After graduation from Shibuya Makuhari High School in Chiba Prefecture in 2001, Tulio joined the J1 League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. In opening game in 2001 season on March 11, he debuted as substitute defender in the 10th minutes instead Tony Popovic was injured, and scored a goal in the 16th minutes[3][4] After the debut, he played many matches as center back in 2 seasons. However Sanfrecce was relegated to J2 League end of 2002 season.

In 2003, Tulio moved to fellow J2 League side Mito HollyHock. On 10 October 2003, Tulio obtained his Japanese citizenship. Although he played as center back, he scored 10 goals in 2003 season.

In 2004, after a season at Mito, Tulio returned to the J1 League, joining Urawa Reds. After the strong performance in 2006 season, which led Urawa to win their first ever J1 League title, he received J.League Most Valuable Player. In 2007, Urawa won their first Asian champions in AFC Champions League. On 22 December 2009, after falling out with the management at Urawa as he was deployed in an unfamiliar position at the back, Tulio joined Nagoya Grampus.[5] He played 168 games and scored 37 goals for his ex-club in 6 seasons and was selected Best Eleven every seasons.

In his first season in Nagoya, Nagoya won the champions in 2010 J1 League first time in the club history. Nagoya also won the 2nd place in 2011 season. On 9 January 2016, Nagoya Grampus announced that the club and Tulio are parting ways.[6] Nearly nine-months later, on 28 August 2016, Tulio re-signed for Nagoya Grampus under new manager Boško Gjurovski,[7] before leaving Nagoya Grampus at the end of the 2016 season upon the expiration of his contract.[8]

In the off-season of the 2016–17 season, at the age of 35, Tulio signed with J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC.[9]

National team careerEdit

Tulio obtained his Japanese citizenship on 10 October 2003. He played for Japan U-23 national team at the 2004 Olympic Games. He played as center back in full time in all 3 matches.

Tulio made his debut for the Japan's senior national team on 9 August 2006, against Trinidad and Tobago.[10] He scored his first goal for Japan on 15 November 2006 in a 2007 Asian Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.[10]

But he missed 2007 Asian Cup finals due to an injury. His absence was a big blow to the Japan national team.

He was selected Japan for 2010 World Cup. On 30 May, he scored for Japan against England in the 7th minute of a World Cup warm-up, and also scored for England against Japan in the form of an own goal 67 minutes later.[11] As Japan's captain Yuji Nakazawa later did the same thing, the game finished 2–1 for England. On 4 June, he scored for Ivory Coast against Japan in the form of an own goal in the 13th minute of a friendly match. Three minutes later, he injured Côte d'Ivoire attacker Didier Drogba's elbow which was fractured by high challenge from Tulio.

At 2010 World Cup, he played full time in all 4 matches as center back with Yuji Nakazawa.[10] Japan qualified to the knockout stage. This tournament is his last match for Japan. He played 43 games and scored 8 goals for Japan until 2010.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of end of 2018 season[12]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AFC Total
2001 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 17 1 0 0 5 0 - 22 1
2002 22 1 0 0 5 0 - 27 1
2003 Mito HollyHock J2 League 42 10 3 0 - - 45 10
2004 Urawa Reds J1 League 21 3 1 0 6 1 - 28 4
2005 26 9 2 0 7 1 - 35 10
2006 33 7 1 0 7 1 - 41 8
2007 26 3 1 0 0 0 10* 0 37 3
2008 31 11 1 0 1 0 4 1 37 12
2009 31 4 0 0 1 1 - 32 5
2010 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 29 6 0 0 1 0 - 30 6
2011 31 6 0 0 2 2 5 0 38 8
2012 33 9 3 3 2 1 5 2 43 15
2013 27 3 0 0 4 1 - 31 4
2014 31 7 4 2 4 3 - 39 12
2015 30 5 0 0 6 2 - 36 7
2016 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 7 0
2017 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 31 15 0 0 - - 31 15
2018 31 4 0 0 - - 31 4
Career total 499 104 16 5 51 13 24 3 590 125

InternationalEdit

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 5 1
2007 4 1
2008 10 2
2009 13 2
2010 11 2
Total 43 8

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
  Japan 2004 Summer Olympics U-23 3 0 0 Round 1
  Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 4 0 1 Qualified
  Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 8 0 3 Qualified
  Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup Senior 4 0 0 Round 16

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2006 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan   Saudi Arabia 1–0 3–1 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 22 August 2007 Kyushu Sekiyu Dome, Ōita, Japan   Cameroon 1–0 2–0 Friendly match (2007 Kirin Challenge Cup)
3. 14 June 2008 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Thailand 0–1 0–3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 19 November 2008 Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 0–3 0–3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 17 June 2009 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia   Australia 0–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 8 October 2009 Outsourcing Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan   Hong Kong 4–0 6–0 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
7. 11 February 2010 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan   Hong Kong 2–0 3–0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
8. 30 May 2010 UPC-Arena, Graz, Austria   England 1–0 1–2 Friendly match

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marcus Tulio Tanaka at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ "Brazilian Samurai ready to rumble for Japan". Zimbio. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. ^ Marcus Tulio Tanaka at J.League (in Japanese)  
  4. ^ J.League
  5. ^ "Japan star Tulio swaps Urawa Red Diamonds for Nagoya Grampus Eight – Global". ESPN Soccernet. Reuters. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  6. ^ Nagoya Grampus(in Japanese)
  7. ^ 田中マルクス闘莉王選手、加入記者会見 (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 28 August 2016. Archived from the original on 31 August 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ 田中 マルクス闘莉王選手、契約満了のお知らせ (in Japanese). Nagoya Grampus. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Kyoto Sanga finalize deal with Tulio". Japan Times. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d Japan National Football Team Database
  11. ^ Barry Glendenning (30 May 2010). "Football: England v Japan – as it happened". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  12. ^ Kyoto Sanga FC(in Japanese)

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