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 37)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1997–2000 Kokushikan University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Urawa Red Diamonds 0 (0)
2004–2008 Omiya Ardija 82 (1)
2009 Portland Timbers 13 (0)
2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore 20 (0)
2011 Consadole Sapporo 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

Takuro Nishimura (西村 卓朗 Nishimura Takuro?) (born August 15, 1977 in Tokyo) is a former Japanese footballer.

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 J. League Division 1 sides Urawa Red Diamonds, but never made a league appearance for the team which finished the 2003-2004 season in second place in J. League Division 1.[1] He transferred to Urawa's cross-town rivals Omiya Ardija, helping the club achieve promotion from J. League Division 2 into J. League Division 1 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 football team.

Club career 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 Red Diamonds J. League 1 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 J. League 2 15 0 3 0 - 18 0
2005 J. League 1 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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