Tatsuya Tanaka

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Tatsuya Tanaka
Tatsuya Tanaka.jpg
Tanaka playing for Urawa Reds
Personal information
Full name Tatsuya Tanaka
Date of birth (1982-11-27) November 27, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Youth career
1998–2000 Teikyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2012 Urawa Reds 233 (56)
2013– Albirex Niigata 155 (13)
National team
2004 Japan U-23 3 (0)
2005–2009 Japan 16 (3)
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 2002
Runner-up J.League Cup 2004
Runner-up J.League Cup 2011
Winner Emperor's Cup 2005
Winner Emperor's Cup 2006
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Tatsuya Tanaka (田中 達也, Tanaka Tatsuya, born November 27, 1982) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tanaka was born in Shunan on November 27, 1982. After graduating from Teikyo High School, he joined J1 League club Urawa Reds in 2001. He played many matches as forward from first season. The club won the champions in the 2003 J.League Cup and he was selected "MVP award" and "New Hero award". However he suffered for repeated injuries from late 2005 while the club won many title, 2005 Emperor's Cup, 2006 J1 League, 2006 Emperor's Cup and 2007 AFC Champions League. In 2012, he could not play many matches and left the club end of 2012 season. In 2013, he moved to Albirex Niigata. The club was relegated to J2 League end of the 2017 season.

In 2004, Tanaka was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2004 Summer Olympics and played all 3 matches. In 2005, he was selected the Japan national team for 2005 East Asian Football Championship. At this tournament, he debuted against North Korea on July 31. He played several matches every season including 2010 World Cup qualification. He played 16 games and scored 3 goals 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
2001 Urawa Reds J1 League 19 3 0 0 4 0 - 23 3
2002 23 5 1 0 3 0 - 27 5
2003 26 11 1 0 10 4 - 37 15
2004 23 10 4 4 6 4 - 33 18
2005 25 8 0 0 8 3 - 33 11
2006 18 4 1 2 0 0 - 19 6
2007 18 9 0 0 1 0 6 3 25 12
2008 15 2 1 0 4 1 2 0 22 3
2009 15 0 1 0 0 0 - 16 0
2010 22 2 2 0 2 0 - 26 2
2011 22 2 0 0 1 0 - 23 2
2012 7 0 2 1 2 0 - 11 1
2013 Albirex Niigata J1 League 32 2 1 0 3 0 - 36 2
2014 24 2 2 2 4 1 - 30 5
2015 J2 League 13 1 2 2 5 0 - 20 3
2016 20 3 3 0 3 0 - 26 3
2017 11 2 0 0 2 2 - 13 4
2018 31 2 0 0 6 2 - 37 4
2019 17 1 1 0 - - 18 1
2020 7 0 - - - 7 0
2021
Country Japan 388 69 22 11 64 17 8 3 482 100
Total 388 69 22 11 64 17 8 3 482 100

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2005 2 1
2006 4 0
2007 2 0
2008 4 1
2009 4 1
Total 16 3

References[change | change source]

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

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