Keiji Tamada

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Keiji Tamada
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Tamada (right) playing for Japan
Personal information
Full name Keiji Tamada
Date of birth (1980-04-11) April 11, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
V-Varen Nagasaki
Youth career
1996–1998 Narashino High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Kashiwa Reysol 109 (30)
2006–2014 Nagoya Grampus 233 (66)
2015–2016 Cerezo Osaka 57 (13)
2017–2018 Nagoya Grampus 52 (9)
2019– V-Varen Nagasaki 60 (13)
National team
2004–2010 Japan 72 (16)
Honours
Kashiwa Reysol
Winner J.League Cup 1999
Nagoya Grampus
Winner J1 League 2010
Runner-up J1 League 2011
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2009
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2004 China
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Keiji Tamada (玉田 圭司, Tamada Keiji, born April 11, 1980) is Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tamada was born in Urayasu on April 11, 1980. After graduating from Narashino High School, he joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 1999. He played many matches from 2002 and became a regular player in 2003. However the club was relegated to J2 League end of the 2005 season. In 2006, he moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight (later Nagoya Grampus). The club won the J1 League champions in 2010 and the 2nd place in 2011. He played 233 matches and scored 66 goals for the Nagoya in 9 seasons. In 2015, he moved to J2 club Cerezo Osaka. After 2 seasons in Cerezo, he returned to Nagoya in 2017. Although Nagoya was relegated to J2 from 2017, Nagoya returned to J1 from 2018 in a year. In 2019, he moved to J2 club V-Varen Nagasaki.

In March 2004, Tamada was selected the Japan national team for 2006 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Singapore on March 31. He became a regular player soon. In July, he was selected the Japan for 2004 Asian Cup and played all 6 matches. He scored 2 goals in the semifinal and 1 goal in the final, and Japan won the champions. In 2006, he also played at 2006 World Cup. He played 2 matches and scored 1 goal against Brazil. After the 2006 World Cup, he was not selected the Japan under new manager Ivica Osim. In 2008, Tamada was selected the Japan again under new manager Takeshi Okada. He played many matches again and he played at 2010 World Cup. He played 72 games and scored 16 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1999 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 5 0 0 0 1 0 - 6 0
2000 5 0 0 0 1 0 - 6 0
2001 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 3 0
2002 13 3 1 0 2 0 - 16 3
2003 28 11 2 1 5 0 - 35 12
2004 28 10 1 0 0 0 - 29 10
2005 28 6 0 0 0 0 - 28 6
2006 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 26 6 2 0 1 0 - 29 6
2007 14 5 2 0 4 2 - 20 7
2008 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 31 4 1 0 2 0 - 34 4
2009 27 8 4 1 1 0 9 2 41 11
2010 29 13 2 1 1 0 - 32 14
2011 33 14 3 0 0 0 3 0 39 14
2012 25 5 3 1 0 0 7 2 35 8
2013 31 9 1 0 6 2 - 30 11
2014 17 2 2 2 4 1 - 23 5
2015 Cerezo Osaka J2 League 33 10 0 0 - - 33 10
2016 24 3 2 1 - - 26 4
2017 Nagoya Grampus J2 League 28 6 1 0 - - 29 6
2018 J1 League 24 3 1 0 3 0 - 28 3
2019 V-Varen Nagasaki J2 League 35 7 0 0 - - 35 7
2020 25 6 - - - 25 6
2021
Country Japan 511 131 28 7 31 5 19 4 589 147
Total 511 131 28 7 31 5 19 4 589 147

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2004 18 5
2005 16 2
2006 7 2
2007 0 0
2008 12 4
2009 10 1
2010 9 2
Total 72 16

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]