|Full name||Simione Moci Tamanisau|
|Date of birth||5 June 1982|
|Place of birth||Tailevu, Fiji|
|2010–2011||→ Hekari United (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Simione Tamanisau (born 5 June 1982) is a Fijian international footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper for Lautoka F.C. in the National Football League. He was once prevented from playing an international match in New Zealand because of his father-in-law.
Tamanisau has spent his entire domestic career so far in his native Fiji. In 2003, he played for the Olympian Team but left after one year. He joined National Football League side Rewa for the 2004 season and helped the team to a third placed finish that year, conceding less than a goal per game. The team again finished third in 2005 before achieving fourth place in the 2006 campaign. The fortunes of the team subsequently took a downturn with a seventh placed finish in 2007, fifth place in 2008 and sixth place in 2009. In the 2009 season, he conceded six goals in a match against Lautoka, the most he has let in during a competitive match to date. During the 2010–11 season, Tamanisau had a loan spell in Papua New Guinea with Hekari United.
Tamanisau earned his first call-up to the Fiji national football team in 2003, during his inaugural season. He won five caps that year. The following year, he played in his first FIFA World Cup qualifying match when he kept goal in the 4–2 victory over Papua New Guinea on 12 May 2004. He played another five matches in the qualification campaign for the 2006 World Cup, conceding 11 goals in total. He made a further two appearances for the team in 2005, and the team did not play during 2006.
During qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Tamanisau became embroiled in controversy when he was denied entry to New Zealand to play a Second Qualifying Round tie. He was stopped at customs because his father-in-law, a military police officer, had been involved in the 2006 Fijian coup d'état. The match was eventually postponed with Fiji refusing to play without their first-choice goalkeeper. On 19 November 2008, the game was played with Fiji emerging 2–0 winners. Following this match, Tamanisau spent over two years out of the Fiji team before returning to make seven more appearances for his country during 2011.
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