Atomu Tanaka

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Atomu Tanaka
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Personal information
Full name Atomu Tanaka
Date of birth (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Niigata, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cerezo Osaka
Number 32
Youth career
2003–2005 Maebashi Ikuei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2014 Albirex Niigata 200 (17)
2015–2017 HJK Helsinki 71 (16)
2018– Cerezo Osaka
Total 271 (33)
National team
2006–2007 Japan U-20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 20107

Atomu Tanaka (田中 亜土夢, Tanaka Atomu, born October 4, 1987) is a Japanese football player who previously played for HJK Helsinki in the Veikkausliiga. He currently plays for Cerezo Osaka.

He was a participant at 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and scored 1 goal in 3 appearances.[1]

Career[edit]

Tanaka was educated at and played for Maebashi Ikuei High School in Gunma. 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 J1 League away match against Nagoya Grampus Eight.[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 this tournament.

After scoring once in five matches for his new team HJK Helsinki in the 2015 Finnish League Cup, he scored on his Veikkausliiga debut against RoPS in a 3-1 away win on 12 April.

In October 2015 of the same year, HJK exercised their option of keeping Tanaka under contract for the 2016 season.[6]

Tanaka was voted as a best eleven member in 2015 and 2016 in the Finnish League.[7]

On 25 October 2017 it was announced that Tanaka would leave HJK at the end of the 2017 season.[8]

He is playing for Cerezo Osaka for the 2018 season.[9]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 October 2017'[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albirex Niigata 2005 J1 League 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
2014 33 2 4 1 0 0 - - 37 3
Total 200 17 16 5 29 2 - - - - 235 24
HJK Helsinki 2015 Veikkausliiga 31 8 3 2 5 1 6 1 - 45 12
2016 17 5 2 1 5 2 4 2 - 28 10
2017 23 3 7 2 - 0 0 - 30 5
Total 71 16 12 5 10 3 10 3 - - 103 27
Career total 271 33 28 10 39 5 10 3 0 0 349 51

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. [permanent dead link]
  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. ^ "TAIWO, DÄHNE JA ATOM JATKAVAT KLUBISSA". hjk.fi (in Finnish). Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "フィンランド1部ヘルシンキの田中亜土夢が2年連続ベストイレブン!". ゲキサカ. KODANSHA LTD. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Atomu Tanaka ja Ousman Jallow lähtevät HJK:sta –jäähyväisottelu lauantaina liigan päätöskierroksella". hs.fi (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "田中亜土夢選手 完全移籍のお知らせ". Cerezo Osaka HP. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Stats Centre: Atomu Tanaka Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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