Ryota Tsuzuki

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Ryota Tsuzuki
Personal information
Full name Ryota Tsuzuki
Date of birth (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Heguri, Nara, Japan
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1994–1996 Kunimi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Gamba Osaka 63 (0)
2003–2010 Urawa Reds 172 (0)
2010 Shonan Bellmare 15 (0)
Total 250 (0)
National team
2001–2009 Japan 6 (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
Winner J.League Cup 2003
Runner-up J.League Cup 2004
Winner Emperor's Cup 2005
Winner Emperor's Cup 2006
Representing  Japan
FIFA Confederations Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Korea-Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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

Biography[change | change source]

Tsuzuki was born in Heguri, Nara on April 18, 1978. After graduating from Kunimi High School, he joined J1 League side Gamba Osaka in 1997. He became the first choice goalkeeper in 2000 dislodging Hayato Okanaka but he was transferred to Urawa Reds at the end of the 2002 season after a row with manager Akira Nishino. At Reds, he battles with Norihiro Yamagishi for the position. From 2005, he completely played as first goalkeeper except for 2006 for injury. The club won the champions 2006 J1 League, 2003 J.League Cup, 2005 and 2006 Emperor's Cup. In Asia, the club won the champions 2007 AFC Champions League and also won the 3rd place 2007 Club World Cup. However his opportunity to play decreased due to injury from 2009. He moved to Shonan Bellmare in June 2010. He retired end of the 2010 season.

In September 2000, Tsuzuki was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2000 Summer Olympics. But he did not play in the match behind Seigo Narazaki. In February 2001, Tsuzuki was selected the Japan national team for 2001 Confederations Cup. At this tournament, on April 8, he debuted against Brazil. Although he played only one game, Japan won the 2nd place. Because Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi and Seigo Narazaki played most matches for Japan in 2000s, Tsuzuki could hardly play in the match. He played 6 games for Japan until 2009.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1997 Gamba Osaka J1 League 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 Reds J1 League 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2010 Shonan Bellmare J1 League 15 0 0 0 0 0 - 15 0
Country Japan 250 0 16 0 33 0 15 0 314 0
Total 250 0 16 0 33 0 15 0 314 0

[3]

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

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