|Full name||Terukazu Tanaka|
|Date of birth||July 14, 1985|
|Place of birth||Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|2012||Real Salt Lake||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2015.
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, and in February 2012, he came to the United States as a trialist for the MLS club Real Salt Lake during their preseason camp. On March 1, 2012, it was announced that Tanaka was signed by the club. 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). 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.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2004||Omiya Ardija||J2 League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Yokohama FC||J2 League||41||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||43||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|
- "Stats Centre: Terukazu Tanaka Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
- RSL expect Japan's Tanaka to fit right into their system
- Edwards, James. "Real Salt Lake begins work on new season". Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- RSL Media Relations. "RSL Finalizes Roster with Eight New Signings". Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- "Starting Formations". MLS. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Real Salt Lake Faces Challenging Lineup Decisions on Thursday at Houston". MLS. Retrieved 3 September 2012.