|Full name||Keita Suzuki|
|Date of birth||8 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1997–1999||Tōkai University Fuzoku Shōyō H.S.|
|2000–2015||Urawa Red Diamonds||372||(10)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2016.
His wife is a Japanese actress Hiroko Hatano.
After graduating from Tōkai University Fuzoku Shōyō High School, he joined J. League side Urawa Red Diamonds in 2000. His first professional appearance came in an Emperor's Cup match against Honda Lock S.C. on 3 December 2000. He broke into Urawa's first team in 2001 and became a mainstay in the midfield. He contributed to the club winning the J. League championship in 2006 and was chosen as one of the J. League Best Eleven 2006. In October 2015, he announced that he'll leave his only squad at the end of the season.
He was a captain for the Japan's Olympic team through the final qualifying stage to Athens 2004. However, he was not included in the final squad for the Olympic as coach Masakuni Yamamoto favoured overage player Shinji Ono.
Japan's former national coach Ivica Osim rated Suzuki highly and handed him his first senior cap on 9 August 2006, in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago. He is the only player who started all of the 20 matches under Osim's reign. Osim once referred to him as the Japanese answer to Claude Makélélé.
- As of 14 February 2016
|Club||Season||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Champions League||Other1||Total|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||2000||0||0||2||1||0||0||-||-||2||1|
Appearances in major competitions
|Japan||2004 Summer Olympics Qualification||U-22~23||6||1||1||Qualified|
|Japan||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification||Senior||5||0||0||Qualified|
|Japan||2007 AFC Asian Cup||Senior||6||0||0||4th place|
|Japan||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification||Senior||2||0||0||Qualified|
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||10 October 2002||Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan||Thailand||
||2002 Asian Games|
|2.||3 March 2004||Al Jazira Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Lebanon||
||2004 Summer Olympics Qualification|
- Urawa Red Diamonds
- J1 League First Stage: 1
- Japanese Footballer of the Year: 1
- "Emperor's Cup preview". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). 2 November 2006.
- (Japanese) 【日本代表 vs イエメン代表】前日練習後のオシム監督コメント（06.09.06）
- Keita Suzuki at National-Football-Teams.com