Ryōta Tsuzuki

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Ryota Tsuzuki
都築 龍太
Personal information
Full name Ryota Tsuzuki
Date of birth (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Heguri, Nara, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1994–1996 Kunimi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Gamba Osaka 63 (0)
2003–2010 Urawa Reds 172 (0)
2010 Shonan Bellmare 15 (0)
Total 250 (0)
National team
2001–2009 Japan 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryota Tsuzuki (都築 龍太, Tsuzuki Ryōta, born April 18, 1978) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Tsuzuki was born in Heguri, Nara on April 18, 1978. After graduating from Kunimi High School in Nagasaki, he joined J1 League side Gamba Osaka in 1997. He made his professional debut on November 11, 1998 at Expo '70 Commemorative Stadium. He became the first choice goalkeeper in 2000 dislodging Hayato Okanaka but he was transferred to Urawa Reds at the end of the 2002 season after a row with manager Akira Nishino. At Reds, he battles with Norihiro Yamagishi for the position. From 2005, he completely played as first goalkeeper except for 2006 for injury. The club won the champions 2006 J1 League, 2003 J.League Cup, 2005 and 2006 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions 2007 AFC Champions League and also won the 3rd place 2007 Club World Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased due to injury from 2009. He moved to Shonan Bellmare in June 2010. It announced one's retirement on January 18, 2011.

National team career[edit]

In September 2000, Tsuzuki was elected Japan U-23 national team for 2000 Summer Olympics. But he did not play in the match behind Seigo Narazaki.

In February 2001, Tsuzuki was elected Japan national team for 2001 Confederations Cup. At this tournament, on April 8, he debuted against Brazil. Although he played only one game, Japan won the 2nd place. Because Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi and Seigo Narazaki played most matches for Japan in 2000s, Tsuzuki could hardly play in the match. He played 6 games for Japan until 2009.[1]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Champions League Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Gamba Osaka 1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000 19 0 4 0 2 0 25 0
2001 29 0 3 0 1 0 33 0
2002 12 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
Total 63 0 7 0 6 0 76 0
Urawa Reds 2003 20 0 0 0 7 0 27 0
2004 19 0 0 0 7 0 26 0
2005 33 0 3 0 9 0 45 0
2006 11 0 5 0 1 0 17 0
2007 33 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 5 0 51 0
2008 33 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 39 0
2009 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 172 0 9 0 27 0 15 0 5 0 228 0
Shonan Bellmare 2010 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 250 0 16 0 33 0 15 0 5 0 319 0

1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Japanese Super Cup, A3 Champions Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 2 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 3 0
Total 6 0

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 1 0 0 Runner-up
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 1 0 0 Qualified

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Reds
2006
2005, 2006
2003
2007
2006

Individual[edit]

2007

References[edit]

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