Marcus Tulio Tanaka

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Marcus Tulio Tanaka
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Tulio playing for Japan in 2008
Personal information
Full name Marcus Tulio Tanaka
Date of birth (1981-04-24) April 24, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Palmeira d'Oeste, Brazil
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1998–2000 Shibuya Makuhari High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 39 (2)
2003 Mito HollyHock 42 (10)
2004–2009 Urawa Reds 168 (37)
2010–2016 Nagoya Grampus 188 (36)
2017–2019 Kyoto Sanga FC 92 (19)
Total 529 (104)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2006–2010 Japan 43 (8)
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 J.League Cup 2004
Winner Emperor's Cup 2005
Winner Emperor's Cup 2006
Nagoya Grampus
Winner J1 League 2010
Runner-up J1 League 2011
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcus Tulio Tanaka (田中 マルクス 闘莉王, Tanaka Marcus Tulio, born April 24, 1981) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tulio was born in Palmeira d'Oeste, Brazil on April 24, 1981. He moved to Japan at age 15 to complete his high school studies. After graduating from Shibuya Makuhari High School, he joined J1 League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2001. In opening game against Kashima Antlers in 2001 season on March 11, he debuted as substitute defender in the 10th minutes instead Tony Popovic who was injured, and Tulio scored a goal in the 16th minutes. After the debut, he played many matches as center back in 2 seasons. However Hiroshima was relegated to J2 League end of 2002 season. In 2003, he moved to J2 League club Mito HollyHock. In October 2003, Tulio obtained his Japanese citizenship. Although he played as center back, he scored 10 goals in 2003 season. In 2004, he moved to J1 club Urawa Reds. Urawa won the champions in 2006 and he was selected MVP award. In 2007, Urawa won their first Asian champions in 2007 AFC Champions League. He played 168 matches and score 37 goals for the club in 6 seasons and was selected Best Eleven every season. In 2010, he moved to Nagoya Grampus. In his first season in Nagoya, Nagoya won the champions in 2010 J1 League first time in the club history. Nagoya also won the 2nd place in the 2011 season. He played 188 matches and scored 36 goals for the club. He was also selected Best Eleven for 3 years in a row (2010-2012). In 2017, he moved to J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC and played in 3 seasons. He retired end of 2019 season.

Tulio obtained his Japanese citizenship in October 2003. He played for Japan U-23 national team at the 2004 Olympic Games. He played as center back in full time in all 3 matches. On August 9, 2006, he 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. He played many matches for center back with Yuji Nakazawa. He was selected the Japan for 2010 World Cup. He played in full time in all 4 matches. He played 43 games and scored 8 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2001 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 17 1 0 0 5 0 - 22 1
2002 22 1 0 0 5 0 - 27 1
2003 Mito Hollyhock J2 League 42 10 3 0 - - 45 10
2004 Urawa Reds J1 League 21 3 1 0 6 1 - 28 4
2005 26 9 2 0 7 1 - 35 10
2006 33 7 1 0 7 1 - 41 8
2007 26 3 1 0 0 0 8 0 35 3
2008 31 11 1 0 1 0 4 1 37 12
2009 31 4 0 0 1 1 - 32 5
2010 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 29 6 0 0 1 0 - 30 6
2011 31 6 0 0 2 2 5 0 38 8
2012 33 9 3 3 2 1 5 2 43 15
2013 27 3 0 0 4 1 - 31 4
2014 31 7 4 2 4 3 - 39 12
2015 30 5 0 0 6 2 - 36 7
2016 7 0 0 0 0 0 - 7 0
2017 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 31 15 0 0 - - 31 15
2018 31 4 0 0 - - 31 4
2019 30 0 0 0 - - 30 0
Country Japan 529 104 51 13 16 5 22 3 618 125
Total 529 104 51 13 16 5 22 3 618 125

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 5 1
2007 4 1
2008 10 2
2009 13 2
2010 11 2
Total 43 8

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