Takuro Nishimura

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Takuro Nishimura
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Personal information
Full name Takuro Nishimura
Date of birth (1977-08-15) August 15, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–2000 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Urawa Reds 0 (0)
2004–2008 Omiya Ardija 82 (1)
2009 Portland Timbers 13 (0)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 19 (0)
2011 Consadole Sapporo 1 (0)
Total 115 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Takuro Nishimura (西村 卓朗 Nishimura Takuro?, born August 15, 1977) is a former Japanese football player.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Nishimura attended Kokushikan University in Setagaya, Tokyo from 1997 to 2000, winning the All-Japan Prime Minister Cup.

Professional[edit]

Nishimura began his professional career with J1 League sides Urawa Red Diamonds, but never made a league appearance for the team which finished the 2003-2004 season in second place in J1 League.[1] He transferred to Urawa's cross-town rivals Omiya Ardija, helping the club achieve promotion from J2 League into J1 League in 2004.

Nishimura signed for Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in April 2009.[2] On February 11, 2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore announced the signing of Nishimura to a contract for the 2010 season.[3]

International[edit]

Nishimura was a part of Japan’s youth national team system, competing at the U-14 level, but has never been called up to the senior Japan national team.

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
1998 Kokushikan University Football League 2 0 - 2 0
1999 5 0 2 0 - 7 0
2000 3 0 0 0 - 3 0
2001 Urawa Reds J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Omiya Ardija J2 League 15 0 3 0 - 18 0
2005 J1 League 31 1 4 0 8 1 43 2
2006 12 0 1 0 4 0 17 0
2007 24 0 0 0 5 0 29 0
2008 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
United States League Open Cup League Cup Total
2009 Portland Timbers USL First Division 13 0 0 0 - 13 0
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore D2 Pro League 19 0 1 0 - 20 0
Country Japan 90 1 12 0 18 1 120 2
United States 32 0 1 0 - 33 0
Total 122 1 13 0 18 1 153 2

Playing style[edit]

Small in size but intelligent wide flank utility player on and off the ball, Nishimura's constant timely and tireless overlaps creates a wider variety of attacking options for the team. His accurate crosses also provides many scoring opportunities.

Honors[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

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