Tadanari Lee

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Tadanari Lee
Tadanari Lee.jpg
Lee playing for Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Personal information
Full name Tadanari Lee
Date of birth (1985-12-19) December 19, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Nishitokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Kyoto Sanga FC
Youth career
2001–2003 FC Tokyo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 FC Tokyo 0 (0)
2005–2009 Kashiwa Reysol 108 (24)
2009–2011 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 70 (26)
2012–2013 Southampton 7 (1)
2013FC Tokyo (loan) 13 (4)
2014–2018 Urawa Reds 131 (24)
2019 Yokohama F. Marinos 10 (1)
2020– Kyoto Sanga FC 5 (0)
National team
2008 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2011–2012 Japan 11 (2)
Honours
FC Tokyo
Winner J.League Cup 2004
Kashiwa Reysol
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2008
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J.League Cup 2010
Urawa Reds
Winner AFC Champions League 2017
Runner-up J1 League 2014
Runner-up J1 League 2016
Winner J.League Cup 2016
Winner Emperor's Cup 2018
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2015
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Tadanari Lee (李 忠成, Lee Tadanari, born December 19, 1985) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. He used his name Lee Chung-sung until February 2007, when he obtained Japanese citizenship.

Biography[change | change source]

Lee was born in Nishitokyo on December 19, 1985. He joined J1 League club FC Tokyo from their youth team in 2004. However he could not play at all in the match. In 2005, he moved to Kashiwa Reysol. Although he debuted in 2005, Kashiwa was relegated to J2 League end of the 2005 season. In 2006, he became a regular player and Kashiwa returned to J1 in a year. Kashiwa won the 2nd place in the 2008 Emperor's Cup. In August 2009, he moved to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Hiroshima won the 2nd place in the 2010 J.League Cup. In January 2012, he moved to English EFL Championship club Southampton. Although Southampton was promoted to Premier League from the 2012/13 season, he could not play at all in the league. In January 2013, he moved to his first club FC Tokyo on loan. Although he returned to Southampton in summer 2013, he could not play in the league. In January 2014, he returned to Japan and joined Urawa Reds. Urawa won the 2nd place in the 2014 and 2016 J1 League. In 2017, Urawa won the champions in 2017 AFC Champions League. In 2019, he moved to Yokohama F. Marinos. Yokohama won the J1 champions in 2019. In 2020, he moved to J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC.

In February 2007, Lee obtained Japanese citizenship. In 2008, he was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2008 Summer Olympics and played all 3 matches. In January 2011, he was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted against Jordan on January 9. His first international goal was dramatic, coming as it did in the 109th minute of the final to secure a 1–0 win over Australia and Japan on the champions. He played 11 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2012.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 FC Tokyo J1 League 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2005 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 8 0 0 0 3 0 - 11 0
2006 J2 League 31 8 0 0 - - 31 8
2007 J1 League 30 10 1 0 5 0 - 36 10
2008 19 4 4 1 4 0 - 27 5
2009 20 2 0 0 5 3 - 25 5
2009 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 8 0 2 0 0 0 - 10 0
2010 30 11 2 0 3 2 6 3 41 16
2011 32 15 0 0 1 0 - 33 15
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2011/12 Southampton EFL Championship 7 1 2 0 0 0 - 9 1
2012/13 Premier League 0 0 1 0 2 1 - 3 1
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2013 FC Tokyo J1 League 13 4 0 0 6 2 - 19 6
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2013/14 Southampton Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2014 Urawa Reds J1 League 34 6 2 1 8 3 - 44 10
2015 24 2 4 3 2 1 5 0 35 6
2016 32 10 1 0 5 2 5 2 43 14
2017 21 3 0 0 1 0 10 4 32 7
2018 20 3 2 0 8 2 - 30 5
2019 Yokohama F. Marinos J1 League 10 1 0 0 4 1 - 14 2
2020 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 5 0 - - - 5 0
2021
Country Japan 337 79 18 5 55 16 26 9 436 109
England 7 1 3 0 4 1 - 14 2
Total 344 80 21 5 59 17 26 9 450 111

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2011 10 2
2012 1 0
Total 11 2

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]