Junya Tanaka (footballer, born 1987)

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Junya Tanaka
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Tanaka playing for Sporting
Personal information
Full name Junya Tanaka
Date of birth (1987-07-15) July 15, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vissel Kobe
Youth career
2003–2005 Mitsubishi Yowa
2006–2009 Juntendo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Kashiwa Reysol 138 (40)
2014–2016 Sporting 20 (5)
2016 Kashiwa Reysol 21 (4)
2017– Vissel Kobe 86 (11)
National team
2012–2014 Japan 4 (0)
Honours
Kashiwa Reysol
Winner J1 League 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2013
Winner Emperor's Cup 2012
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Junya Tanaka (田中 順也, Tanaka Junya, born July 15, 1987) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tanaka was born in Itabashi, Tokyo on July 15, 1987. When he played for Juntendo University, he joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 2009. However the club was relegated to J2 League end of the 2009 season. Kashiwa won the champions in 2010 and was returned to J1 in a year. In 2011, Kashiwa won the J1 League champions. Kashiwa also won the champions in the 2012 Emperor's Cup and 2013 J.League Cup. In June 2014, he moved to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Sporting. In February 2016, he returned to Kashiwa. In 2017, he moved to Vissel Kobe. In 2019, Kobe won the champions in the Emperor's Cup which is first major title in the club history.

On February 24, 2012, Tanaka debuted for the Japan national team against Iceland. He played 4 games for Japan until 2014.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 9 0 0 0 0 0 - 9 0
2010 J2 League 24 6 3 1 - - 27 7
2011 J1 League 30 13 3 2 2 0 - 35 15
2012 31 5 6 2 3 0 6 4 46 11
2013 32 11 2 0 4 3 9 2 47 16
2014 12 5 0 0 6 3 - 18 8
PortugalLeague Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup EuropeTotal
2014/15 Sporting Primeira Liga 17 5 5 1 4 1 2 0 28 7
2015/16 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2016 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 21 4 1 0 4 1 - 26 5
2017 Vissel Kobe J1 League 24 1 1 0 7 4 - 32 5
2018 20 2 2 0 2 0 - 24 2
2019 23 6 6 4 6 1 - 35 11
2020 19 2 - 0 0 3 0 19 2
2021
Country Japan 245 55 24 9 34 12 18 6 321 82
Portugal 20 5 5 1 6 1 3 0 34 7
Total 265 60 29 10 40 13 21 6 355 89

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 3 0
Total 4 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Junya Tanaka at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Junya Tanaka at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]