Keiji Tamada

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Keiji Tamada
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Tamada (right)
Personal information
Full name Keiji Tamada[1]
Date of birth (1980-04-11) 11 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Cerezo Osaka
Number 20
Youth career
1996–1998 Narashino High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Kashiwa Reysol 109 (30)
2006–2014 Nagoya Grampus 185 (55)
2015 Cerezo Osaka
Total 294 (85)
National team
2004–2010[2] Japan 72 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Keiji Tamada (玉田 圭司 Tamada Keiji?, born 11 April 1980 in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese football player, who currently plays for the J. League team Cerezo Osaka.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Tamada joined Kashiwa Reysol from Narashino High School in 1999. His debut was the game against Avispa Fukuoka on 13 March 1999. Kashiwa Reysol won the J. League Cup tile that year. He was not a key player from the start. His prominence grew gradually, especially in the latter half of the 2002 season. He was selected to the Japan national team in 2004. He transferred to Nagoya Grampus taking the opportunity of Kashiwa Reysol's relegation to J2 in 2006.[3] He took an active part in the 2008 season and Nagoya participated in the AFC Champions League for the first time. He enumerated two goals in AFC Champions League 2009 for Nagoya Grampus and contributed to the team's semifinal advancement. Nagoya Grampus won the J. League Championship in 2010. He will be playing for Cerezo Osaka this 2015 season.

National Team career[edit]

Tamada made his field debut as a member of the Japan national team against Singapore in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on 31 March 2004.[2] He scored 3 goals in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup, and this contributed to the Japan national team's top place finish. He was a member of the Japanese team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[2] He scored a goal against Brazil in the first round of that World Cup.[2] He scored 2 goals in 2010 World Cup qualifying matches helping Japan reach the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He participated in 2 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 January 2015
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashiwa Reysol 1999 5 0 0 0 1 0 - - 6 0
2000 5 0 0 0 1 0 - - 6 0
2001 2 0 1 0 0 0 - - 3 0
2002 13 3 1 0 2 0 - - 16 3
2003 28 11 2 1 5 0 - - 35 12
2004 28 10 1 0 0 0 - 2 0 31 10
2005 28 6 0 0 0 0 - - 28 6
Total 109 30 5 1 9 0 - 2 0 125 31
Nagoya Grampus 2006 26 6 2 0 1 0 - - 29 6
2007 14 5 2 0 4 2 - - 20 7
2008 31 4 1 0 2 0 - - 34 4
2009 27 8 4 1 1 0 9 2 - 41 11
2010 29 13 2 1 1 0 - - 32 14
2011 33 14 3 0 - 3 0 1 0 40 14
2012 25 5 3 1 - 7 2 - 35 8
2013 31 9 1 0 6 2 - - 38 11
2014 17 2 2 2 4 1 - - 24 5
Total 230 66 20 5 19 5 19 4 1 0 291 80
Cerezo Osaka 2015
Career total 339 96 25 6 28 5 19 4 3 0 416 111

1Includes J. League Promotion/Relegation Series and Japanese Super Cup.

International[edit]

[4]

As of 29 June 2010

Honors[edit]

Teams[edit]

Kashiwa Reysol
Nagoya Grampus
Japan National Team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 16. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "TAMADA Keiji". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  3. ^ "Japan striker Tamada joins Nagoya". The Japan Times. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tamada, Keiji". National Football Teams. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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