Keiji Tamada

Japanese association football player

Keiji Tamada (玉田 圭司, Tamada Keiji, born April 11, 1980) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Keiji Tamada
Tamada (right) playing for Japan
Personal information
Full name Keiji Tamada
Date of birth (1980-04-11) April 11, 1980 (age 44)
Place of birth Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
V-Varen Nagasaki
Youth career
1996–1998 Narashino High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 Kashiwa Reysol 109 (30)
2006–2014 Nagoya Grampus 233 (66)
2015–2016 Cerezo Osaka 57 (13)
2017–2018 Nagoya Grampus 52 (9)
2019– V-Varen Nagasaki 60 (13)
National team
2004–2010 Japan 72 (16)
Honours
Kashiwa Reysol
Winner J.League Cup 1999
Nagoya Grampus
Winner J1 League 2010
Runner-up J1 League 2011
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2009
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2004 China
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Biography change

Tamada was born in Urayasu on April 11, 1980. After graduating from Narashino High School, he joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 1999. He played many matches from 2002 and became a regular player in 2003. However the club was relegated to J2 League at the end of the 2005 season. In 2006, he moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight (later Nagoya Grampus). The club were the J1 League champions in 2010 and were 2nd place in 2011. He played 233 matches and scored 66 goals for Nagoya in 9 seasons. In 2015, he moved to J2 club Cerezo Osaka. After 2 seasons in Cerezo, he returned to Nagoya in 2017. Although Nagoya was relegated to J2 from 2017, Nagoya returned to J1 from 2018 in a year. In 2019, he moved to J2 club V-Varen Nagasaki.

In March 2004, Tamada was selected the Japan national team for 2006 World Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Singapore on March 31. He became a regular player soon. In July, he was selected the Japan for 2004 Asian Cup and played all 6 matches. He scored 2 goals in the semifinal and 1 goal in the final, and Japan won the champions. In 2006, he also played at 2006 World Cup. He played 2 matches and scored 1 goal against Brazil. After the 2006 World Cup, he was not selected the Japan under new manager Ivica Osim. In 2008, Tamada was selected the Japan again under new manager Takeshi Okada. He played many matches again and he played at 2010 World Cup. He played 72 games and scored 16 goals for Japan until 2010.

Career statistics change

Club change

As of end of 2018 season[1][2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AFC Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kashiwa Reysol 1999 J1 League 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2000 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2001 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2002 13 3 1 0 2 0 16 3
2003 28 11 2 1 5 0 35 12
2004 28 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 31 10
2005 28 6 0 0 0 0 28 6
Total 109 30 5 1 9 0 2 0 125 31
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2006 J1 League 26 6 2 0 1 0 29 6
2007 14 5 2 0 4 2 20 7
Nagoya Grampus 2008 31 4 1 0 2 0 34 4
2009 27 8 4 1 1 0 9 2 41 11
2010 29 13 2 1 1 0 32 14
2011 33 14 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 40 14
2012 25 5 3 1 0 0 7 2 35 8
2013 31 9 1 0 6 2 38 11
2014 17 2 2 2 4 1 24 5
Total 233 66 20 5 19 5 19 4 1 0 291 80
Cerezo Osaka 2015 J2 League 33 10 0 0 2 1 31 10
2016 24 3 2 1 0 0 24 3
Total 57 13 2 1 2 1 61 15
Nagoya Grampus 2017 J2 League 28 6 1 0 2 0 31 6
2018 J1 League 24 3 1 0 3 0 28 3
Total 52 9 2 0 3 0 2 0 59 9
V-Varen Nagasaki 2019 J2 League
Career total 451 118 29 7 31 5 19 4 7 0 537 134

International change

Appearances and goals by national team and year[3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2004 18 5
2005 16 2
2006 7 2
2007 0 0
2008 12 4
2009 10 1
2010 9 2
Total 72 16
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Tamada goal.
List of international goals scored by Keiji Tamada
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 April 2004 ZTE Arena, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary   Hungary 2–3 Friendly
2 3 August 2004 Shandong Provincial Stadium, Jinan, China   Bahrain 4–3 2004 AFC Asian Cup
3
4 7 August 2004 Workers Stadium, Beijing, China   China 3–1 2004 AFC Asian Cup
5 17 November 2004 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan   Singapore 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 29 January 2005 International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan   Kazakhstan 4–0 Friendly
7
8 4 June 2006 Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany   Malta 1–0 Friendly
9 22 June 2006 Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany   Brazil 1–4 2006 FIFA World Cup
10 24 May 2008 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan   Ivory Coast 1–0 Kirin Cup
11 15 October 2008 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan   Uzbekistan 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 13 November 2008 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan   Syria 3–1 Friendly
13 19 November 2008 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Qatar 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 9 September 2009 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands   Ghana 4–3 Friendly
15 11 February 2010 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan   Hong Kong 3–0 2010 East Asian Football Championship
16

Honors change

Kashiwa Reysol

Nagoya Grampus

Japan

Individual

References change

  1. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 155 out of 289)
  2. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 2014 (NSK MOOK)", 14 February 2014, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411109 (p. 93 out of 290)
  3. "Tamada, Keiji". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 June 2012.

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