Terukazu Tanaka

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Terukazu Tanaka
Personal information
Full name Terukazu Tanaka
Date of birth (1985-07-14) July 14, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ang Thong
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Omiya Ardija 19 (0)
2009–2010 Yokohama FC 55 (0)
2010–2011 Sagan Tosu 32 (0)
2012 Real Salt Lake 4 (0)
2013 PTT Rayong 23 (2)
2014 Sisaket 19 (0)
2015 DRB-Hicom 4 (0)
2016– Ang Thong 0 (0)
Total 152 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2015.

Terukazu Tanaka (田中 輝和?, Tanaka Terukazu, born July 14, 1985) is a Japanese football player.[1]

Career[edit]

A product of Gamba Osaka U-15 alongside the Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda, Tanaka started his professional career in Japan with Omiya Ardija. He remained at the club for five seasons being selected to the Japan National Team U-21 in 2006, before joining Yokohama FC on loan in 2009. Following an impressive first season with Yokohama, Tanaka's contract was purchased by his new club. He began the 2010 season with Yokohama, but at the mid-way point of the season was sent on loan to Sagan Tosu and remained at the club for the 2011 season.

He was scouted at the Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA) Tryout in Japan,[2] and in February 2012, he came to the United States as a trialist for the MLS club Real Salt Lake during their preseason camp.[3] On March 1, 2012, it was announced that Tanaka was signed by the club.[4] Tanaka made his MLS debut as part of the Starting XI in a match against the Montreal Impact on April 4, 2012, becoming the second Japanese player in Major League Soccer (after Kosuke Kimura of the Colorado Rapids).[5] On May 26 of the same year, his first assist in the MLS came on a goal by Alvaro Saborio in a match against FC Dallas.[6]

Tanaka was released by the club following the signing of Kenny Mansally.[7]

Following his departure from Major League Soccer he first signed with PTT Rayong F.C. in Thailand And in 2014, instantly was acquired by Sisaket F.C. in the Thai Premier League.

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 League Cup Asia Total
2004 Omiya Ardija J2 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
2008 9 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
2009 Yokohama FC J2 League 41 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
2010 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Sagan Tosu 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2011 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
USA League Open Cup - North America Total
2012 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 4 0 1 0 - - 0 0 5 0
Thailand League Thai FA Cup Thai League Cup Asia Total
2013 PTT Rayong F.C. Regional League Division 2 17 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 23 2
2014 Sisaket F.C. Thai Premier League 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
Total Japan 104 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 116 0
USA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Thailand 34 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 42 2
Career total 142 1 11 0 10 1 0 0 163 2

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