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Keiji Tamada

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 11
  • Date of birth: 11 April, 1980 (30 years old)
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Keiji Tamada
0|0 Keiji Tamada
2 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Keiji Tamada
0 Keiji Tamada
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|1 Keiji Tamada
0|0 Keiji Tamada
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

Player Profile

The tricky striker made his debut back in 2004 and scored a stunning left-footer against Brazil at the 2006 finals in Germany. A regular for Zico, he was ignored by Ivica Osim and his international career looked to be over until current boss Takeshi Okada handed him a surprise recall in March 2008.

He played a major role in Japan’s Asia Cup win in China in 2004, but has struggled to reproduce that form since. He suffered a groin strain at the beginning of May but it is not thought to be serious.

The 30-year-old spent seven seasons with Kashiwa Reysol but when the club were relegated in 2005 he signed for Nagoya Grampus. He hit eight goals in 24 starts as Grampus finished the 2009 season in ninth.

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