Takuya Yamada

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Takuya Yamada
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Personal information
Full name Takuya Yamada
Date of birth (1974-08-24) August 24, 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1992 Toin Gakuen High School
1993–1996 Komazawa University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 Tokyo Verdy 235 (22)
2006 Cerezo Osaka 20 (0)
2007–2008 Yokohama FC 50 (5)
2009 Sagan Tosu 43 (1)
2010–2014 Tampa Bay Rowdies 113 (4)
2015 FC Imabari 4 (0)
2016 Nara Club 13 (1)
2017 FC Imabari 0 (0)
Total 478 (33)
National team
2003–2004 Japan 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Takuya Yamada (山田 卓也, Yamada Takuya, born August 24, 1974) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yamada was born in Setagaya, Tokyo on August 24, 1974. After graduating from Komazawa University, he joined J1 League club Verdy Kawasaki (later Tokyo Verdy) in 1997. He played many matches as right side back from first season. In 1999, he was converted to defensive midfielder and became a regular player. In 2004, the club won the champions in the Emperor's Cup. However the club was relegated to J2 League end of the 2005 season. In 2006, he moved to Cerezo Osaka and played in 1 season. After the blank in half-year, he signed with Yokohama FC in summer 2007 and played as right side back. In 2009, he moved to Sagan Tosu. In 2010, he moved to United States and joined FC Tampa Bay (later Tampa Bay Rowdies). After playing for Tampa Bay in 5 seasons, he returned to Japan and played for FC Imabari and Nara Club. He retired end of 2017 season.

In December 2003, Yamada was selected the Japan national team for 2003 East Asian Football Championship. At this tournament, on December 7, he debuted against Hong Kong. He was also selected Japan for 2004 Asian Cup. Although he did play in the match, Japan won the champions. He played as defensive midfielder for Japan. He played 4 games for Japan until 2004.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
1997 Verdy Kawasaki J1 League 22 1 0 0 3 0 25 1
1998 7 0 3 0 4 0 14 0
1999 29 3 4 0 4 0 37 3
2000 30 4 2 0 5 0 37 4
2001 Tokyo Verdy J1 League 29 2 3 0 2 0 34 0
2002 28 1 1 0 6 1 35 2
2003 30 10 3 0 6 0 39 10
2004 27 1 5 2 4 2 36 5
2005 33 0 1 0 5 1 39 1
2006 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 20 0 0 0 6 0 26 0
2007 Yokohama FC J1 League 19 1 2 0 - 21 1
2008 J2 League 31 4 2 0 - 33 4
2009 Sagan Tosu J2 League 43 1 2 0 - 45 1
United StatesLeague U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup PlayoffsTotal
2010 FC Tampa Bay D2 Pro League 29 0 29 0
2011 NASL 24 1 24 1
2012 Tampa Bay Rowdies NASL 28 3 2 0 30 3
2013 22 0 2 0 24 0
2014 10 0 10 0
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League CupTotal
2015 FC Imabari Regional Leagues 4 0 1 0 - 5 0
2016 Nara Club Football League 13 1 2 0 - 15 1
2017 FC Imabari Football League 0 0 - - 0 0
Country Japan 365 29 31 2 45 4 441 35
United States 113 4 4 0 0 0 117 4
Total 478 33 35 2 45 4 558 39

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2003 1 0
2004 3 0
Total 4 0

References[change | change source]

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

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