Makoto Tanaka

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Makoto Tanaka
Personal information
Full name Makoto Tanaka
Date of birth (1975-08-08) August 8, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1991–1993 Shimizu Commercial High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2008 Júbilo Iwata 353 (10)
2009–2011 Avispa Fukuoka 66 (2)
Total 419 (12)
National team
1996 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2004–2006 Japan 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Makoto Tanaka (田中 誠, Tanaka Makoto, born August 8, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tanaka was born in Shizuoka on August 8, 1975. After graduating from Shimizu Commercial High School, he joined J1 League club Júbilo Iwata in 1994. From 1997, he became a regular player as center back and central player in golden era in the club history. The club won many title 1997, 1999, 2002 J1 League, 1998 J.League Cup and 2003 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions 1998–99 Asian Club Championship and the 2nd place 1999–00 and 2000–01 Asian Club Championship. He left the club end of 2008 season for generational change. He moved to J2 League club Avispa Fukuoka in 2009. The club won the 3rd place in 2010 and was promoted to J1 League. He retired end of the 2011 season.

In July 1996, Tanaka was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics. He played as center back of 3 back defender in all 3 matches. Although Japan won 2 matches, Japan lost at First round. At this time, Japan won Brazil in first game. It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan.

On April 25, 2004, Tanaka debuted for Japan national team against Hungary. After the debut, he played many matches as center back. At 2004 Asian Cup, he played all 6 matches and Japan won the champions. In 2005, he also played many matches including 2006 World Cup qualification and 2005 Confederations Cup. In 2006, he was selected Japan for 2006 World Cup. But he left the team for injury before the World Cup. He played 32 games for Japan until 2006.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1994 Júbilo Iwata J1 League 6 0 1 0 0 0 - 7 0
1995 21 0 2 0 - - 23 0
1996 18 0 1 0 7 0 - 26 0
1997 23 0 4 0 9 0 - 36 0
1998 32 2 3 0 5 0 - 40 2
1999 16 0 0 0 0 0 - 16 0
2000 26 1 3 0 4 0 - 33 1
2001 24 1 2 0 6 0 - 32 1
2002 25 0 3 0 1 0 - 29 0
2003 30 1 5 0 9 0 - 44 1
2004 28 1 5 0 1 0 4 0 38 1
2005 30 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 36 1
2006 25 2 1 0 3 1 - 29 2
2007 23 1 2 0 3 1 - 28 2
2008 26 1 0 0 5 0 - 32 1
2009 Avispa Fukuoka J2 League 29 0 0 0 - - 29 0
2010 29 2 1 0 - - 30 2
2011 J1 League 8 0 0 0 0 0 - 8 0
Country Japan 419 12 30 3 54 1 7 0 510 14
Total 419 12 30 3 54 1 7 0 510 14

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2004 14 0
2005 16 0
2006 2 0
Total 32 0

References[change | change source]

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

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