Ryūji Bando

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Ryuji Bando
Personal information
Full name Ryuji Bando
Date of birth (1979-08-02) August 2, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1997 Kotogaoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Gamba Osaka 34 (3)
2000–2001 Consadole Sapporo 57 (24)
2002–2005 Vissel Kobe 99 (30)
2006–2009 Gamba Osaka 97 (28)
2010–2013 Cerezo Osaka 56 (17)
2013–2014 Sagan Tosu 11 (0)
2015–2017 Omiya Ardija 23 (5)
2018 FC Ryukyu 19 (2)
Total 396 (109)
National team
1999 Japan 5 (0)
2006–2008 Japan 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryuji Bando (播戸 竜二, Bando Ryuji, born August 2, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Bando was born in Himeji on August 2, 1979. After graduating from Kotogaoka High School, he joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka in 1998. He played many matches as substitute forward. He was transferred to J2 League club Consadole Sapporo in 2000. He scored 15 goals and helped them to promote to J1. In 2002, he moved to Vissel Kobe which based in his local Hyogo Prefecture and became one of the key players in the team. He scored 17 goals in the 2004 season, which made him the third most prolific goal scorer in the league. He then returned to Gamba in 2006. He scored 16 goals and his good form earned him a call-up to the national team. In 2007, Gamba won the champions in J.League Cup. Although he could not play many matches for injury in 2008, Gamba won the champions in 2008 AFC Champions League first Asian title in the club history. Gamba also won the 2008 Emperor's Cup. At Emperor's Cup final, he played as substitute forward and scored a winning goal in extra time. However his opportunity to play decreased behind new player Cho Jae-jin and Leandro in 2009. In 2010, Bando moved to Osaka's cross town rivals, Cerezo Osaka. Although he played many matches as substitute forward, he scored 10 goals in 2011. However he could hardly play in the match in 2013. In July, he moved to Sagan Tosu. However he could not play many matches. In 2015, he moved to J2 club Omiya Ardija. He played many matches in 2015 and Ardija was promoted to J1. However he could hardly play in the match from 2016. In 2018, he move to J3 League club FC Ryukyu. He played many matches and the club won the champions in 2018. Although the club was promoted to J2 from 2019, he retired end of the 2018 season.

In 1999, Bando was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 1999 World Youth Championship. He played 5 matches and Japan won the 2nd place. On October 4, 2006, he debuted for the Japan national team against Ghana. He played 7 games and scored 2 goals 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
1998 Gamba Osaka J1 League 13 2 1 0 4 1 - 18 3
1999 21 1 2 0 2 0 - 25 1
2000 Consadole Sapporo J2 League 30 15 1 1 1 0 - 32 16
2001 J1 League 27 9 1 0 1 0 - 29 9
2002 Vissel Kobe J1 League 26 4 0 0 5 0 - 31 4
2003 27 7 3 1 6 0 - 36 8
2004 28 17 1 0 5 3 - 34 20
2005 18 2 0 0 6 0 - 24 2
2006 Gamba Osaka J1 League 30 16 4 1 2 0 6 1 42 18
2007 31 9 4 2 10 2 - 45 13
2008 15 1 5 1 1 0 7 2 28 4
2009 21 2 3 1 2 0 4 0 30 3
2010 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 18 5 3 1 5 1 - 26 7
2011 21 10 4 2 1 0 3 1 26 13
2012 17 2 2 0 4 1 - 23 3
2013 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2 0
2013 Sagan Tosu J1 League 6 0 1 1 0 0 - 7 1
2014 5 0 0 0 4 2 - 9 2
2015 Omiya Ardija J2 League 22 5 3 1 - - 25 6
2016 J1 League 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 3 0
2017 0 0 0 0 3 1 - 3 1
2018 FC Ryukyu J3 League 19 2 1 0 - - 20 2
Country Japan 396 109 41 12 64 11 20 4 521 136
Total 396 109 41 12 64 11 20 4 521 136

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 2 2
2007 1 0
2008 4 0
Total 7 2

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]