Tadanari Lee

Japanese association football player

Tadanari Lee (李 忠成, Lee Tadanari, born December 19, 1985) is a former 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.

Tadanari Lee
Lee playing for Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Personal information
Full name Tadanari Lee
Date of birth (1985-12-19) December 19, 1985 (age 38)
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

Biography

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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.

Club statistics

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As of end of 2018 season[1][2]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004 FC Tokyo J1 League 0 0 - - - 0 0
2005 Kashiwa Reysol 8 0 - 3 0 - 11 0
2006 J2 League 31 8 - - - 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 - 5 3 - 25 5
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 8 0 2 0 - - 10 0
2010 30 11 2 0 3 2 6 3 41 16
2011 32 15 - 1 0 - 33 15
2011–12 Southampton Championship 7 1 2 0 - - 9 1
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 1 0 2 1 - 3 1
2013 FC Tokyo (loan) J1 League 13 4 - 6 2 - 19 6
2013–14 Southampton Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 2 0
2014 Urawa Reds J1 League 30 6 0 0 8 3 0 0 38 9
2015 24 2 2 1 2 1 5 0 33 4
2016 33 10 1 0 5 2 5 2 44 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 10 1 0 0 0 0 - 10 1
2020 Kyoto Sanga J2 League 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 0
2021 17 0 0 0 0 0 - 17 0
2022 Albirex Niigata (S) Singapore Premier League 22 10 6 1 1 1 - 29 12
2023 23 11 4 0 1 0 - 28 11
Country Japan 322 78 18 5 51 15 26 9 417 107
England 7 1 3 0 4 1 - 14 2
Singapore 45 21 10 1 2 1 - 57 23
Career total 330 79 25 5 55 16 26 9 436 109

National team statistics

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 10 2
2012 1 0
Total 11 2

International career statistics

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Appearances in major competitions

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Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
  Japan 2008 Summer Olympics qualification U-22 7 2 4 Qualified
  Japan 2008 Summer Olympics U-23 1 2 0 Round 1
  Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup Senior 0 2 1 Champion

Goals for senior national team

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# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 January 2011 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Australia 0–1 0–1 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final
2. 7 October 2011 Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe, Japan   Vietnam 1–0 1–0 International Friendly

Honours

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima[4]

Southampton

Urawa Red Diamonds

Yokohama F. Marinos

Albirex Niigata (S)

Japan[4]

References

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  1. Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 29 out of 289)
  2. Soccerway profile
  3. Japan National Football Team Database
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Japan - T. Lee – Trophies". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2014.

Other websites

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