Ryuzo Morioka

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Ryuzo Morioka
森岡 隆三
Personal information
Full name Ryuzo Morioka
Date of birth (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Kashima Antlers 1 (0)
1995–2006 Shimizu S-Pulse 277 (9)
2007–2008 Kyoto Sanga FC 29 (1)
Total 307 (10)
National team
2000 Japan U-23 3 (0)
1999–2003 Japan 38 (0)
Teams managed
2017–2018 Gainare Tottori
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryuzo Morioka (森岡 隆三, Morioka Ryūzō, born October 7, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Morioka was born in Yokohama on October 7, 1975. After graduating from high school, he joined Kashima Antlers in 1994. He moved to Shimizu S-Pulse in August 1995. He played many matches as center back. The club won 1996 J.League Cup and 2001 J1 League. In Asia, the club won the champions 1999–2000 Asian Cup Winners' Cup and te 3rd place 2000–01 Asian Cup Winners' Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased from 2005. He moved to J2 League club Kyoto Sanga FC in 2007. He played as captain and the club was promoted to J1 League in 2007. He retired end of 2008 season.

National team career[edit]

In April 1995, Morioka was elected Japan U-20 national team for 1995 World Youth Championship, but he did not play in the match.

On March 31, 1999, Morioka debuted for Japan national team against Brazil. After the debut, he became a regular player and played all matches including 1999 Copa America in 1999. He mainly played as central defender in three back as Masami Ihara successor. He also served as captain in many matches. In September 2000, he was elected Japan U-23 national team as over age for 2000 Summer Olympics. He played 3 games as captain. In October, he played at 2000 Asian Cup. He played full time in all 6 matches and Japan won the champions. He also played at 2001 Confederations Cup and Japan won the 2nd place. In 2002, he could not play for injury. He was elected Japan for 2002 World Cup. He played as captain in first match against Belgium, but he was injured and replaced. After 2002 World Cup, in March 2003, he was elected Japan again by new manager Zico. On June 8, 2003, the match against Argentina is his last game for Japan. Although he was a member of Japan for 2003 Confederations Cup in June, he did not play in the match. He played 38 games for Japan until 2003.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Morioka started coaching career at Kyoto Sanga FC in 2009. He served as coach for top team and manager for youth team until 2016 excluding 2014 he moved to Sagawa Printing Kyoto and served as coach. In 2017, he moved to Gainare Tottori and became a manager. He was sacked in June 2018.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Asia Total
1994 Kashima Antlers J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
1995 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
1995 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 25 1 0 0 - - 25 1
1996 23 0 3 0 16 1 - 42 1
1997 30 1 3 0 6 0 - 39 1
1998 26 0 5 0 3 0 - 34 0
1999 26 1 0 0 4 0 - 30 1
2000 27 0 5 0 2 0 - 34 0
2001 30 1 5 2 1 0 - 36 3
2002 3 1 1 0 2 0 - 6 1
2003 25 3 4 1 4 1 3 0 36 5
2004 29 0 1 0 6 1 - 36 1
2005 23 1 5 0 6 0 - 34 1
2006 10 0 0 0 1 0 - 11 0
2007 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 22 1 0 0 - - 22 1
2008 J1 League 7 0 0 0 3 0 - 10 0
Country Japan 307 10 32 3 54 3 3 0 396 16
Total 307 10 32 3 54 3 3 0 396 16

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 7 0
2000 14 0
2001 11 0
2002 2 0
2003 4 0
Total 38 0

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship U-20
 Japan 2000 Summer Olympics U-23 (O.A)
 Japan 2000 AFC Asian Cup Senior 6 0 0 Champions
 Japan 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 4 0 0 2nd place
 Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Senior 1 0 0 Round of 16
 Japan 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Senior 0 0 0 Round 1

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