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Tatsuya Tanaka (footballer)

Tatsuya Tanaka (田中 達也, Tanaka Tatsuya, born 27 November 1982) is a Japanese football player who plys for Albirex Niigata.[1] He played for Japan national team.

Tatsuya Tanaka
田中 達也
Tatsuya Tanaka.jpg
Tanaka in 2011
Personal information
Full name Tatsuya Tanaka
Date of birth (1982-11-27) 27 November 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 14
Youth career
1998–2000 Teikyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2012 Urawa Reds 233 (56)
2013– Albirex Niigata 131 (12)
Total 364 (68)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2005–2009 Japan 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Club careerEdit

When he was at Shūyō Junior High School, he represented Yamaguchi Prefecture with future international teammate Seiichiro Maki. He went on to football powerhouse Teikyo High School. While at Teikyo, Tanaka was chosen as one of the Designated Players for Development by J.League and JFA. Because of this status, he was able to register as a FC Tokyo player while he was still eligible to play for his high school club.

After graduating Teikyo, he joined Urawa Reds. His first league appearance came on 29 April 2001 against Kashima Antlers.[2] His first professional goal came on 21 May 2001 against Tokyo Verdy.[2] He played many matches as forward from 2001 season. In 2003, Reds won the champions in J.League Cup. He was selected MVP award and New Hero award. However he suffered for repeated injuries from late 2005 while the club won many title, 2005 Emperor's Cup, 2006 J1 League, 2006 Emperor's Cup and 2007 AFC Champions League. In 2012, he could not play many matches and let the club end of 2012 season.

In 2013, Tanaka signed with Albirex Niigata.[3] He played 32 matches in 2013 season, the most in his career. Although he played many matches every season, Albirex was relegated to J2 League end of 2017 season.

National team careerEdit

Tanaka represented Japan at several underage levels. He was part of the Japanese 2004 Olympic football team eliminated in the first round after finishing fourth in group B, below group winners Paraguay, Italy, and Ghana.[4]

He made his international debut on 31 July 2005 in an East Asian Championship against North Korea when he replaced Keiji Tamada in the 67th minute. He scored his first international goal on 3 August 2005 against China in the same tournament.[5][6] His most recent goal came against Qatar on 19 November 2008. He played 16 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2009.[7]

Club statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018 season[8][9][10]
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Reds 2001 19 3 0 0 4 0 23 3
2002 23 5 1 0 3 0 27 5
2003 26 11 1 0 10 4 37 15
2004 23 10 4 4 6 4 2 0 35 18
2005 25 8 0 0 8 3 33 11
2006 18 4 1 2 0 0 19 6
2007 18 9 0 0 1 0 8 3 27 12
2008 15 2 1 0 4 1 2 0 22 3
2009 15 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
2010 22 2 2 0 2 0 26 2
2011 22 2 0 0 1 0 23 2
2012 7 0 2 1 2 0 11 1
Albirex Niigata 2013 32 2 1 0 3 0 36 2
2014 24 2 2 2 4 1 30 5
2015 13 1 2 2 5 0 20 3
2016 20 3 3 0 3 0 26 3
2017 11 2 0 0 2 2 13 4
2018 31 2 0 0 6 2 37 4
2019
Career total 364 68 21 11 64 17 10 3 2 0 461 99

1Includes AFC Champions League and A3 Champions Cup.

2Includes J.League Championship and Japanese Super Cup.

National team statisticsEdit

As of 14 November 2013[11]

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tatsuya Tanaka at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ a b "Players-2013 J.League Division1 Albirex Niigata". J.League. Archived from the original on 16 October 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Tatsuya TanakaFIFA competition record  
  5. ^ "Tanaka rescues point for Japan at East Asian championship". Kyodo News/Japan Times. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  6. ^ "East Asian Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  7. ^ Japan National Football Team Database
  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. 160 out of 289)
  9. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 122 out of 289)
  10. ^ "Stats Centre: Tatsuya Tanaka Facts". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  11. ^ Tatsuya Tanaka at National-Football-Teams.com

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