Ryōta Tsuzuki

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Ryōta Tsuzuki
Personal information
Full name Ryōta Tsuzuki
Date of birth (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Heguri, Nara, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-2002
2003-2010
2010
Gamba Osaka
Urawa Red Diamonds
Shonan Bellmare (loan)
National team
2001-2009 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryōta Tsuzuki (都築 龍太, Tsuzuki Ryōta, born 18 April 1978) is a former Japanese football player. He has played for the Japanese national team.

In 2007, his goalkeeper saves helped the Urawa Reds become the first Japanese team to reach the finals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.[1]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
1997 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1998 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
1999 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 0
2000 19 0 4 0 2 0 - 25 0
2001 29 0 3 0 1 0 - 33 0
2002 12 0 0 0 3 0 - 15 0
2003 Urawa Red Diamonds[2] J. League 1 20 0 0 0 7 0 - 27 0
2004 19 0 0 0 7 0 - 26 0
2005 33 0 3 0 9 0 - 45 0
2006 11 0 5 0 1 0 - 17 0
2007 33 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 46 0
2008 33 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 39 0
2009 23 0 0 0 0 0 - 23 0
2010
Country Japan 235 0 16 0 33 0 15 0 299 0
Total 235 0 16 0 33 0 15 0 299 0

International career statistics[change | change source]

Tsuzuki's play was been noted by the international press, including reports of games against British[3] and South Korea.[1]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2001 2 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 0 0
2009 3 0
Total 6 0

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Urawa Reds advances to final," New York Times. October 24, 2007; retrieved 2012-3-26.
  2. Soccerway.com, "R. Tsuzuki"; retrieved 2012-3-26.
  3. Hughes, Emma. "Jeers keep coming despite brilliant Rooney's double," Guardian (UK). 30 July 2005; retrieved 2012-4-6.

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