Ryuzo Morioka

Date of birth07 October 1975
NationalityJapanese
PositionDefender

A key member of the defence he has had a long career in Japan. He made his J-League debut for the Kashima Antlers in August 1994. He moved to current club Shimzu S-Pulse in 1996 and has played nearly 200 matches in the J-League. He was used as an overage player at the 2000 Olympics and is the best defender in the team. He is a solid marker with good distributional skills and organises the defence around him. He is a definite starter in the Finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Shimizu S-Pulse

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Japan Copa America 3
1
1998-99 Japan International Friendly
1
1998-99 Japan Kirin Cup 2
1999-00 Japan AFC Asian Cup 6
1
1999-00 Japan Annual Match 1
1999-00 Japan Hassan II Tournament 2
1999-00 Japan International Friendly 1
1999-00 Japan Kirin Cup 4
2000-01 Japan FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2000-01 Japan International Friendly 5
2000-01 Japan Olympics 3
2
2000-01 Japan OT 1
2001-02 Japan Asia Oceania Champions 1
1
2001-02 Japan FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Japan International Friendly 3
1
2001-02 Japan Kirin Cup 2
2002-03 Japan International Friendly 3
2002-03 Japan Kirin Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 Mar 1999 Japan v Brazil L 0-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 1999 Japan v Belgium D 0-0 Kirin Cup
06 Jun 1999 Japan v Peru D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
29 Jun 1999 Peru v Japan L 3-2 Copa America Group A
02 Jul 1999 Paraguay v Japan L 4-0 Copa America Group A
05 Jul 1999 Bolivia v Japan D 1-1 Copa America Group A
08 Sep 1999 Japan v Iran D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
15 Mar 2000 Japan v China PR D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Korea Republic v Japan L 1-0 ANNUAL MATCH
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Japan v Jamaica W 4-0 HASSAN II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 Japan v Slovakia D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
18 Jun 2000 Japan v Bolivia W 2-0 KIRIN CUP
19 Jun 2000 Japan v Bolivia W 2-0 KIRIN CUP
16 Aug 2000 Japan v United Arab Emirates W 3-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Japan v Kuwait W 6-0 OT
14 Sep 2000 South Africa v Japan W 1-2 Olympics Finals Group D
17 Sep 2000 Slovakia v Japan W 1-2 Olympics Finals Group D
23 Sep 2000 USA v Japan L 2-2 (4-5) Olympics Quarter-final
04 Oct 2000 Japan v J LEAGUE FOREIGNERS W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia W 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
17 Oct 2000 Japan v Uzbekistan W 8-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
20 Oct 2000 Japan v Qatar D 1-1 AFC Asian Cup Group C
24 Oct 2000 Japan v Iraq W 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
26 Oct 2000 China PR v Japan W 2-3 AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
29 Oct 2000 Japan v Saudi Arabia W 1-0 AFC Asian Cup Final
20 Dec 2000 Japan v Korea Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 France v Japan L 5-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Spain v Japan L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2001 Japan v Canada W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
02 Jun 2001 Japan v Cameroon W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
07 Jun 2001 Japan v Australia W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
10 Jun 2001 Japan v France L 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
01 Jul 2001 Japan v Paraguay W 2-0 Kirin Cup
04 Jul 2001 Japan v Yugoslavia W 1-0 KIRIN CUP
15 Aug 2001 Japan v Australia W 3-0 ASIA OCEANIA CHAMPIONS Final
04 Oct 2001 Senegal v Japan L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Nov 2001 Japan v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2002 Japan v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group H
28 Mar 2003 Japan v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Apr 2003 Korea Republic v Japan W 0-1 International Friendly
31 May 2003 Japan v Korea Republic L 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Japan v Argentina L 1-4 KIRIN CUP


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.