Tatsuya Tanaka (footballer)

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Tatsuya Tanaka
Tatsuya Tanaka.jpg
Tanaka in 2011
Personal information
Full name Tatsuya Tanaka
Date of birth (1982-11-27) November 27, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Shūnan, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2000 Teikyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2012 Urawa Red Diamonds 233 (56)
2013– Albirex Niigata 56 (4)
National team
2004 Japan Olympic[1] 3 (0)
2005–2009 Japan 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:26, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2011

Tatsuya Tanaka (田中 達也, born November 27, 1982 in Shūnan, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Albirex Niigata as a striker.

Career[edit]

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. His first league appearance came on April 29, 2001 against Kashima Antlers.[2] His first professional goal came on May 21, 2001 against Tokyo Verdy 1969.[2]

He 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.

He made his international debut on July 31, 2005 in an East Asian Cup against North Korea when he replaced Keiji Tamada in the 67th minute. He scored his first international goal on August 3, 2005 against China in the same tournament.[3][4] His most recent goal came against Qatar on November 19, 2008.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of December 7, 2013[5]
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 Red Diamonds 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 2 0 3 0 34 2
Career total 265 58 15 7 44 12 10 3 2 0 336 80

1Includes AFC Champions League and A3 Champions Cup.

2Includes J. League Championship and Japanese Super Cup.

International[edit]

As of November 14, 2013[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Tatsuya TANAKA". FIFA. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Players-2013 J.League Division1 Albirex Niigata". J. League. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tanaka rescues point for Japan at East Asian championship". Kyodo News/Japan Times. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "East Asian Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stats Centre: Tatsuya Tanaka Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  6. ^ Tatsuya Tanaka at National-Football-Teams.com

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