Terukazu Tanaka

Terukazu Tanaka
Terukazu Tanaka
Real Name: Terukazu Tanaka
HT: 5' 8" WT: 150
Age: 32 (07/14/1985)
Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
Hometown: Ibaraki, Japan

As proof the RSL Technical Staff is committed to leaving no stone unturned in its search for talent, enter Terukazu Tanaka, an outside back prospect GM Garth Lagerwey spotted during a combine in Tokyo shortly after the end of the 2011 season. The 26-year-old right-sided defender brings five years of professional experience in the Japanese first and second divisions with him across the Pacific, a pedigree he hopes will earn him not only a spot on the RSL roster, but a regular slot in the outside back rotation alongside returning vets Chris Wingert and Tony Beltran.


Professional Career: Outside back has spent six seasons in the Japanese first and second divisions … After going through youth system of Gamba Osaka (1998-2000), began professional career with reserve team of first division side Omiya Ardija in 2004 before moving up to first team in 2007 … Played 10 games in 2007 and nine in 2008 before being loaned out to second division squad Yokohama FC … Registered 41 appearances while on loan during 2009 season and, after move to Yokohama was made permanent in 2010, played another 12 contests … Transferred to Sagan Tosu of J2 League in 2010 and played in 33 games between 2010-11 seasons, helping the squad win promotion to J1 in 2011.


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