Atomu Tanaka

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Atomu Tanaka
Personal information
Full name Atomu Tanaka
Date of birth (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Niigata, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 10
Youth career
2003-2005 Maebashi Ikuei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Albirex Niigata 200 (17)
National team
2006–2007 Japan U-20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:27, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 January 2012

Atomu Tanaka (born October 4, 1987 in Niigata, Japan) is a Japanese football player who currently plays for Albirex Niigata in the J. League Division 1. He was a participant at 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and scored 1 goal in 3 appearances.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Niigata. Tanaka was educated at and played for Maebashi-Ikuei High School in Guuma. While he was a high school student, he was chosen as one of the Designated Players for Development by J. League and JFA.[2] Because of this status, He was able to register as an Albirex Niigata player while he was still eligible to play for his high school club. He played two league games for Albirex in the 2005 season. He made his debut on 27 November 2005 in a J. League away match against Nagoya Grampus.[3]

After graduating from his high school in 2006, he officially signed with Albirex Niigata. His first appearance as a professional player came on 5 March 2006 in a league match against Kawasaki Frontale.[4] His first professional goal came on 8 April 2006 in a league match against Ventforet Kofu.[5]

Tanaka was a U-20 international and took part in the 2006 AFC Youth Championship and 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He scored 1 goal in 8 appearances for these tournament.

Statistics[edit]

As of 7 December 2013[6]

Club performance League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005 Albirex Niigata J. League 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006 22 1 1 0 4 1 27 2
2007 11 1 0 0 2 0 13 1
2008 25 1 2 0 5 0 32 1
2009 5 0 2 0 3 0 10 0
2010 10 1 3 3 3 0 16 4
2011 25 3 1 0 2 1 28 4
2012 34 4 1 0 4 0 39 4
2013 33 4 2 1 6 0 41 5
Career total 167 15 12 4 29 2 208 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atomu Tanaka statistics". FIFA.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "JFA Release 00018873" (in Japanese). J's Goal. 3 May 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Match data: Nagoya Grumpus 0-1 Albirex Niigata" (in Japanese). J. League. 27 November 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Match data: Kawasaki Frontale 6-0 Albirex Niigata" (in Japanese). J. League. 5 March 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Match data: Ventforet Kofu 0-4 Albirex Niigata" (in Japanese). J. League. 8 April 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stats Centre: Atomu Tanaka Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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