|Full name||Tsuyoshi Kitazawa|
|Date of birth||August 10, 1968|
|Place of birth||Machida, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (北澤 豪 Kitazawa Tsuyoshi, born August 10, 1968) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He is currently working on television as a football commentator.
When Kitazawa was a junior high student, he played for Yomiuri Junior Youth. After being rejected by the club to advance to the club's Youth team, he entered Shutoku High School and played for the school club. After graduating, he joined Japan Soccer League side Honda in 1987. He was the top scorer of the league in the 1990–91 season.
He moved to Yomiuri (later Verdy Kawasaki, now Tokyo Verdy) in 1991. Kitazawa, together with his teammates Kazuyoshi Miura, Ruy Ramos, Nobuhiro Takeda, Tetsuji Hashiratani and Bismarck made in the early 1990's the golden era of Verdy who won the J1 League championship (1993 and 1994) and J.League Cup (1992, 1993, and 1994). He finished his playing career as a Verdy player in 2002.
Kitazawa was capped 58 times and scored 3 goals for the Japanese national team between 1991 and 1999. He made his international debut on 2 June 1991 in a friendly against Thailand in Yamagata Park Stadium, under national coach Kenzo Yokoyama. He was a member of the Japan team for the 1992 Asian Cup that Japan won. He scored his first international goal on 6 November 1992 in the semifinal against China at Hiroshima Stadium.
He took part in Japan's unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. He was a member of the Asian final qualification stage that was held centrally in Qatar and played two games. He was on the bench when the Iraqi's injury-time equaliser dashed Japan's qualification hope in the last qualifier, in the match that the Japanese fans now remember as the Agony of Doha.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1987/88||Honda||JSL Division 1||0||0||0||0|
|1991/92||Yomiuri||JSL Division 1||20||2||5||0||4||1||29||3|
|1992||Verdy Kawasaki||J1 League||-||2||2||11||1||13||3|
|2001||Tokyo Verdy||J1 League||23||0||0||0||0||0||23||0|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
Japan national team
- "KITAZAWA Tsuyoshi - Japan National Football Team Database". Japan National Football Team Database. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- "Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
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