Doan playing for Japan at 2019 AFC Asian Cup
|Full name||Ritsu Dōan|
|Date of birth||16 June 1998|
|Place of birth||Amagasaki, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2017–2018||→ FC Groningen (loan)||29||(9)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:26, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Dōan was born in Amagasaki on 16 June 1998. He joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka from youth team in 2015. 27 May, he debuted against FC Seoul in 2015 AFC Champions League. However he could hardly play in the match in the top team, he mainly played newly established team Gamba Osaka U-23 in J3 League in 2016. In 2017, his opportunity to play increased in top team. He moved to Eredivisie club FC Groningen in June 2017.
The loan deal also included an option for FC Groningen to sign Dōan on a permanent basis to a three-year contract. The option was exercised on 23 April 2018, meaning that Doan will transfer to FC Groningen on a permanent basis on 1 July 2018.
On 30 August 2018, Dōan received his first international call-up from the Japan national football team for the Kirin Challenge Cup 2018. He started his debut appearance in a friendly match against Costa Rica on 11 September 2018, and scored his debut goal in a friendly match against Uruguay on 16 October 2018.
- As of 29 August 2019
|Gamba Osaka||2015||J1 League||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||4||0|
- As of 24 January 2019.
|Japan national team|
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||16 October 2018||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan||Uruguay||3–2||4–3||2018 Kirin Challenge Cup|
|2.||9 January 2019||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Turkmenistan||3–1||3–2||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
|3.||24 January 2019||Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Vietnam||1–0||1–0||2019 AFC Asian Cup|
- "Ritsu Dōan Gamba Osaka Player Profile". Gamba Osaka. Archived from the original on 16 August 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
- "Ritsu Doan Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Ritsu Dōan Flash Score Player Statistics". Flash Score.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Ritsu Dōan Eurosport Player Statistics". Eurosport. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- Ritsu Doan at J.League (in Japanese)
- "FC Groningen licht optie en contracteert Ritsu Doan – FC Groningen" (in Dutch).
- "Roda terug op aarde na bevrijdende zege FC Groningen". www.vi.nl (in Dutch).
- Ritsu Doan – FIFA competition record
- "SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) Squad, Schedule - KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2018【9/7＠Hokkaido vs Chile】【9/11＠Osaka vs Costa Rica】". jfa.jp. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "Ritsu Doan". www.national-football-teams.com.