Ryūji Bando

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Ryuji Bando (播戸 竜二, Bando Ryūji, born August 2, 1979) is a former Japanese football player.[1]

Ryuji Bando
播戸 竜二
Personal information
Full name Ryuji Bando
Date of birth (1979-08-02) August 2, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1997 Kotogaoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Gamba Osaka 34 (3)
2000–2001 Consadole Sapporo 57 (24)
2002–2005 Vissel Kobe 99 (30)
2006–2009 Gamba Osaka 97 (28)
2010–2013 Cerezo Osaka 56 (17)
2013–2014 Sagan Tosu 11 (0)
2015–2017 Omiya Ardija 23 (5)
2018 FC Ryukyu 19 (2)
Total 396 (109)
National team
1998–1999 Japan U-20 11 (2)
2006–2008 Japan 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Bando was born in Himeji on August 2, 1979. After graduating from high school, he joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka in 1998. He played many matches as substitute forward.[2][3] He was transferred to J2 League club Consadole Sapporo in 2000. He scored 15 goals and helped them to promote to J1. He moved to Vissel Kobe in 2002 based in his local Hyogo Prefecture and became one of the key players in the team. He scored 17 goals in the 2004 season, which made him the third most prolific goalscorer in the league. He then returned to Gamba in 2006. He scored 16 goals and his good form earned him a call-up to the national team. In 2007, Gamba won the champions in J.League Cup. Although he could not play many matches for injury in 2008, Gamba won the champions in AFC Champions League first Asian title in the club history. Gamba also won the 2008 Emperor's Cup. At Emperor's Cup Final, he played as substitute forward and scored a winning goal in extra time. However his opportunity to play decreased behind new player Cho Jae-jin and Leandro in 2009.[4] In 2010, Bando moved to Osaka's cross town rivals, Cerezo Osaka. Although he played many matches as substitute forward, he scored 10 goals in 2011. However he could hardly play in the match in 2013. In July, he moved to Sagan Tosu. However he could not play many matches. In 2015, he moved to J2 club Omiya Ardija.[5] He played many matches in 2015 and Ardija was promoted to J1. However he could hardly play in the match from 2016. In 2018, he move to J3 League club FC Ryukyu.[6] He played many matches and the club won the champions in 2018. Although the club was promoted to J2 from 2019, he left the club end of 2018 season.[7]

National team careerEdit

He represented Japan at the Under-19 and Under-20 levels. He was a member of the Japan U-20 national team for 1999 World Youth Championship held in Nigeria. He made his senior national team debut on October 4, 2006, in a friendly match against Ghana when he replaced Satoru Yamagishi in the 67th minute. His first goal for his country came on October 11, 2006 in an 2007 Asian Cup qualification against India. He was chosen for the 2007 Asian Cup finals but had to withdraw due to injury.

Club statisticsEdit

[8][9]

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 Asia Total
1998 Gamba Osaka J1 League 13 2 1 0 4 1 - 18 3
1999 21 1 2 0 2 0 - 25 1
Total 34 3 3 0 6 1 - 43 4
2000 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 30 15 1 1 1 0 - 32 16
2001 J1 League 27 9 1 0 1 0 - 29 9
Total 57 24 2 1 2 0 - 61 25
2002 Vissel Kobe J1 League 26 4 0 0 5 0 - 31 4
2003 27 7 3 1 6 0 - 36 8
2004 28 17 1 0 5 3 - 34 20
2005 18 2 0 0 6 0 - 24 2
Total 99 30 4 1 22 3 - 125 34
2006 Gamba Osaka J1 League 30 16 4 1 2 0 6 1 42 18
2007 31 9 4 2 10 2 - 45 13
2008 15 1 5 1 1 0 7 2 28 4
2009 21 2 3 1 2 0 4 0 30 3
Total 97 28 16 5 15 2 17 3 145 38
2010 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 18 5 3 1 5 1 - 26 7
2011 21 10 4 2 1 0 3 1 26 13
2012 17 2 2 0 4 1 - 23 3
2013 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2 0
Total 56 17 9 3 12 2 3 1 80 23
2013 Sagan Tosu J1 League 6 0 1 1 0 0 - 7 1
2014 5 0 0 0 4 2 - 9 2
Total 11 0 1 1 4 2 - 16 3
2015 Omiya Ardija J2 League 22 5 3 1 - - 25 6
2016 J1 League 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 3 0
2017 0 0 0 0 3 1 - 3 1
Total 23 5 5 1 3 1 - 31 7
2018 FC Ryukyu J3 League 19 2 1 0 - - 20 2
Total 19 2 1 0 - - 20 2
Career total 396 109 41 12 64 11 20 4 521 136

National team statisticsEdit

[10]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 2 2
2007 1 0
2008 4 0
Total 7 2

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
  Japan 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship U-20 0 5 0 Runners-up
  Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 0 2 Qualified

Goals for Senior National TeamEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 11, 2006 Bangalore, India   India 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. October 11, 2006 Bangalore, India   India 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Team honorsEdit

Gamba Osaka
Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryūji Bando at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ J.League
  3. ^ J.League
  4. ^ J.League
  5. ^ Omiya Ardija(in Japanese)
  6. ^ FC Ryukyu(in Japanese)
  7. ^ FC Ryukyu(in Japanese)
  8. ^ 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. 257 out of 289)
  9. ^ 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. 131 out of 289)
  10. ^ "Ryūji Bando". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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