Ryuji Michiki

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Ryuji Michiki
Personal information
Full name Ryuji Michiki
Date of birth (1973-08-25) August 25, 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1989–1991 Kunimi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 99 (8)
1998–1999 Yokohama F. Marinos 19 (0)
1999–2002 Urawa Reds 55 (0)
2003 Vissel Kobe 0 (0)
2003 Oita Trinita 0 (0)
Total 173 (8)
National team
1996 Japan U-23 3 (0)
1996–1997 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ryuji Michiki (路木 龍次, Michiki Ryuji, born August 25, 1973) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Michiki was born in Nagasaki Prefecture on August 25, 1973. After graduating from Kunimi High School, he joined Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 1992. He mainly played as left side-back. The club won the 2nd place at 1995 and 1996 Emperor's Cup. Although he moved to Yokohama Marinos (later Yokohama F. Marinos) in 1998, his opportunity to play decreased. He moved to Urawa Reds in 1999. In 2003, although he moved to Vissel Kobe in January, he resigned in February. Although he signed with Oita Trinita in April, he resigned in June.

In July 1996, Michiki was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics and he played in all matches. In first match against Brazil, he assisted Teruyoshi Ito's goal and Japan won Brazil (1-0). It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan. On October 13, 1996, he debuted for Japan national team against Tunisia. He was selected Japan for 1996 Asian Cup in December, but he did not play in the match. He played 4 games for Japan until 1997.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1992 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League - 0 0 5 0 5 0
1993 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1995 44 5 3 0 - 47 5
1996 17 2 5 0 8 1 30 3
1997 26 1 2 0 0 0 28 1
1998 Yokohama Marinos J1 League 18 0 3 0 4 0 25 0
1999 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999 Urawa Reds J1 League 15 0 2 0 4 0 21 0
2000 J2 League 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2001 J1 League 16 0 4 0 3 0 23 0
2002 10 0 0 0 6 0 16 0
2003 Vissel Kobe J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Oita Trinita J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 173 8 16 0 31 1 220 9
Total 173 8 16 0 31 1 220 9

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1996 1 0
1997 3 0
Total 4 0

References[change | change source]

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

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