Keita Suzuki

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Keita Suzuki
Personal information
Full name Keita Suzuki
Date of birth (1981-07-08) July 8, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1997–1999 Tokai University Shoyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2015 Urawa Reds 379 (10)
Total 379 (10)
National team
2006–2008 Japan 28 (0)
Honours
Urawa Reds
Winner AFC Champions League 2007
Winner J1 League 2006
Runner-up J1 League 2004
Runner-up J1 League 2005
Runner-up J1 League 2007
Runner-up J1 League 2014
Winner J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2002
Runner-up J.League Cup 2004
Runner-up J.League Cup 2011
Runner-up J.League Cup 2013
Winner Emperor's Cup 2005
Winner Emperor's Cup 2006
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2015
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Keita Suzuki (鈴木 啓太, Suzuki Keita, born July 8, 1981) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Suzuki was born in Shizuoka on July 8, 1981. After graduating from Tokai University Shoyo High School, he joined J2 League club Urawa Reds in 2000. Although he could not play in the J2 League, Urawa won the 2nd place and was promoted to J1 League. He debuted the league match in August 2001 and became a regular player as defensive midfielder. The club won the champions in the 2006 J1 League and 2007 AFC Champions League. He was also selected "J.League Best Eleven" in 2006 and 2007. He retired end of the 2015 season.

On August 9, 2006, Suzuki debuted for the Japan national team under new manager Ivica Osim against Trinidad and Tobago which is Japan's first match after the 2006 World Cup. After the debut, he became a regular player and he played Japan's all matches including 2007 Asian Cup until 2007. However he lost his position under new manager Takeshi Okada in 2008. He played 28 games for Japan until 2008.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2000 Urawa Reds J2 League 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 2 1
2001 J1 League 15 1 4 0 2 0 - 21 1
2002 26 1 1 0 4 1 - 31 2
2003 29 1 1 0 10 1 - 40 2
2004 25 0 4 0 8 0 - 37 0
2005 29 0 4 0 6 2 - 39 2
2006 31 1 5 0 6 0 - 42 1
2007 33 1 1 0 0 0 12 0 46 1
2008 23 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 27 0
2009 32 1 1 0 7 0 - 40 1
2010 17 0 3 0 5 0 - 25 0
2011 26 1 2 0 6 0 - 34 1
2012 31 2 3 0 2 0 - 36 2
2013 30 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 38 0
2014 28 1 1 1 5 0 - 34 2
2015 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 9 0
Country Japan 379 10 34 2 66 4 22 0 501 16
Total 379 10 34 2 66 4 22 0 501 16

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 7 0
2007 13 0
2008 8 0
Total 28 0

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]