|Full name||Tsuyoshi Yoshitake|
|Date of birth||September 8, 1981|
|Place of birth||Mie, Japan|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|Yokohama FC Hong Kong|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||24||(3)|
|2010||→ Austin Aztex (loan)||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||Tampa Bay Rowdies||42||(7)|
|2012–2014||Yokohama FC Hong Kong||24||(11)|
|2014–||Yuen Long FC||-||(-)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 11, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Yoshitake attended Mie Prefectural Tsu Technical High School, where he was selected to the prefecture's select team to take part in a tournament in Brazil. He began his professional career in the Winter of 2000 when he joined Yokohama FC, for whom he scored nine goals in his 133 appearances over the course of six years and became the fans' favorite player before being transferred to Tokyo Verdy. During his one year in the Japanese Capital city injury limited him to playing only five times, scoring one goal.
On March 24, 2009 Yoshitake left Tokyo Verdy and completed a move to the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division in the United States. Given the #10, and on April 24, 2009, during his home debut, he scored his first goal for the Battery from the penalty spot to tie up their game with Minnesota Thunder. The game finished 1-1. For his rookie year, he was in charge of all set pieces for the team, scoring 6 goals, and 5 assists. He also earned the Weekly Honors 5 times during this season, and was given the team's "New Comer of the Year" award.
Yoshitake announced his move to Crystal Palace Baltimore in February, 2010, and again was given the #10 as the team's ace attacker. In a 2012 match against the MN Stars on July 16, Yoshitake scored a critical goal in the late first half, catching the Stars defense sleeping. The goal happened to be a game changer, as the Rowdies won 2-1.
Yoshitake signed a two-year contract with FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League on February 16, 2011. Yoshitake played in 40 matches during his Tampa Bay career. He scored seven goals and totaled five assists during his two seasons there, and also earned NASL Player of the Month for June, 2012.
However,announced his move to Yokohama FC Hong Kong during the season on August 4, 2012, and serves as the team captain. Yoshitake had a superb debut season recording 9 goals. He finished fifth place in the league and was voted to the Hong Kong All Star XI for the 2013 Lunar New Year Cup squad, and also the league's Best XI. On June 4th, 2014, Yoshitake announced his signing with Yuen Long FC in the same league.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Total|
|United States||League||Open Cup||League Cup||Total|
|2009||Charleston Battery||USL First Division||26||6||3||2||-||29||8|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||D2 Pro League||24||3||1||0||-||24||3|
|Austin Aztex FC||7 (1)||0||-||-||7||0|
|2011||FC Tampa Bay||NASL||26 (2)||1||-||-||26||1|
|2012||Tampa Bay Rowdies||15||6||0||0||-||15||6|
|Hong Kong||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|2012-13||Yokohama FC Hong Kong||Hong Kong First Division||12||9||-||-||12|
|2014-15||Yuen Long FC||-|
(1) 5 League Appierences and 2 Play-Off Appierences
(2) 25 League Appierences and 1 Play-Off Appierences
Small in size but speedy on and off the ball, Yoshitake is able to run at defenders and take them on with high technique dribbling. Capable on both feet, he is a good creative output in the attacking third and frequently serves up dangerous crosses and can entertain the idea of an occasional long shot. Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser described him "He's so creative and he's almost impossible to stop one-on-one. He's given us another weapon up top, someone that can really serve the ball into the box and score goals" in an interview 
Honors and awards
- 2012-13: Hong Kong First Division - Hong Kong All Star XI for the Lunar New Year Cup 2013 squad
- 2012-13: Hong Kong First Division - Best XI
- 2012: NASL Player of the Month - June
- 2009: Charleston Battery New Comer of the Year award
- 2009: USL1 Weekly Honor - 5 weeks
- 2002: Yokohama FC MVP
- 2007: Promotion to J1 (J2 Runner Up)- Tokyo Verdy 1969
- 2006: Promotion to J1 (Champion of J2) - Yokohama FC
- 2001: Promotion to J2 (Champion of JFL) - Yokohama FC
- Formerly known as FC Tampa Bay through 2011.
- Battery signs Matt Bobo and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake
- Palace Sign Trio of Proven Performers
- Austin Adds Midfielder to Playoff-Bound Club
- Rowdies Transfer Yoshitake to Yokohama FC Hong Kong
- HKFA News
- Yoshitake's Gamble The Post and Courier
- HKFA News
- HKFA News
- Yoshitake Named NASL Player of the Month for June
- Charleston Battery bio
- Crystal Palace Baltimore bio
- SOCCER TRANSITION - Made In Japan
- HKFA Player Information