Ryūji Bando

Ryūji Bando
Personal information
Full name Ryūji Bando
Date of birth (1979-08-02) August 2, 1979
Place of birth Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija
Number 11
Youth career
1995–1997 Kotogaoka High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Gamba Osaka 34 (3)
2000–2001 Consadole Sapporo 57 (24)
2002–2005 Vissel Kobe 99 (30)
2006–2009 Gamba Osaka 93 (28)
2010–2013 Cerezo Osaka 56 (17)
2013-2014 Sagan Tosu 11 (0)
2015– Omiya Ardija 22 (5)
National team
1998–1999 Japan U-20 11 (2)
2006–2008 Japan 7 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2010

Ryūji Bando (播戸 竜二 Bando Ryūji, born August 2, 1979 in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese football player. He is a forward and currently plays for Omiya Ardija.


After the graduation from Kotogaoka High School, he joined J. League side Gamba Osaka in 1998. He was transferred to Consadole Sapporo in 2000 and helped them to promote to J. League Division 1. He moved to Vissel Kobe in 2002 and became one of the key players in the team. He scored 17 goals in the 2004 season, which made him the third most prolific goalscorer in the league. He then returned to Gamba in 2006 and his good form earned him a call-up to the national team.

He represented Japan at the Under-19 and Under-20 levels. He was a member of the Japan team for 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Nigeria. He made his senior national team debut on October 4, 2006, in a friendly match against Ghana when he replaced Satoru Yamagishi in the 67th minute. His first goal for his country came on October 11, 2006 in an Asian Cup qualifier against India. He was chosen for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals but had to withdraw due to injury.

Team honors

Gamba Osaka

Club career stats

Updated to 23 February 2016.[1]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
1998Gamba OsakaJ1 League1321041-183
2000Consadole SapporoJ2 League30151110-3216
2001J1 League2791010-299
2002Vissel Kobe2640050-314
2006Gamba Osaka30164120614218
2010Cerezo Osaka1853151-267
2013Sagan Tosu6011--71
2015Omiya ArdijaJ2 League22531--256
Career total 3761073311598204481130

National team career statistics


Japan national team

Appearances in major competitions

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan1999 FIFA World Youth ChampionshipU-20050Runners-up
 Japan2007 AFC Asian Cup qualificationSenior102Qualified

Goals for Senior National Team

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 11, 2006 Bangalore, India  India 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. October 11, 2006 Bangalore, India  India 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification


  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. 131 out of 289)
  2. Ryūji Bando at National-Football-Teams.com
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