|Full name||Ryūji Bando|
|Date of birth||August 2, 1979|
|Place of birth||Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|1995–1997||Kotogaoka High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2010
After the graduation from Kotogaoka High School, he joined J. League side Gamba Osaka in 1998. He was transferred to Consadole Sapporo in 2000 and helped them to promote to J. League Division 1. He moved to Vissel Kobe in 2002 and became one of the key players in the team. He scored 17 goals in the 2004 season, which made him the third most prolific goalscorer in the league. He then returned to Gamba in 2006 and his good form earned him a call-up to the national team.
He represented Japan at the Under-19 and Under-20 levels. He was a member of the Japan team for 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Nigeria. He made his senior national team debut on October 4, 2006, in a friendly match against Ghana when he replaced Satoru Yamagishi in the 67th minute. His first goal for his country came on October 11, 2006 in an Asian Cup qualifier against India. He was chosen for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals but had to withdraw due to injury.
- Gamba Osaka
- AFC Champions League - 2008
- Emperor's Cup - 2008, 2009
- J. League Cup - 2007
- Japanese Super Cup - 2007
Club career stats
Updated to 23 February 2016.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|1998||Gamba Osaka||J1 League||13||2||1||0||4||1||-||18||3|
|2000||Consadole Sapporo||J2 League||30||15||1||1||1||0||-||32||16|
|2015||Omiya Ardija||J2 League||22||5||3||1||-||-||25||6|
National team career statistics
|Japan national team|
Appearances in major competitions
|Japan||1999 FIFA World Youth Championship||U-20||0||5||0||Runners-up|
|Japan||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification||Senior||1||0||2||Qualified|
Goals for Senior National Team
|1.||October 11, 2006||Bangalore, India||India||3-0||Won||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|2.||October 11, 2006||Bangalore, India||India||3-0||Won||2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification|