Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2019

Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Marcus Tulio Tanaka, a critical part of Japan's defense, including a stint at one FIFA World Cup, announced his decision to retire on Sunday. "Today I'm ending a 19-year career," the 38-year-old Tanaka told a Tokyo news conference. "I'm overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude." Tanaka, primarily ...

Soccer / J. League Jan 6, 2017

Kyoto Sanga finalize deal with Tulio

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka will join Kyoto Sanga, the J.League second-division side announced Friday. The 35-year-old helped Urawa Reds and Nagoya Grampus win their first and only J1 titles in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and was also an integral part of the ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 20, 2016

Kyoto Sanga set to sign Tulio: source

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka is close to joining J. League second-division club Kyoto Sanga, a source said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, who was let go by relegated J1 side Nagoya Grampus in November, has replied positively to Kyoto's offer and the deal ...

Tulio to follow Djurovski through Grampus exit door

Soccer / J. League Nov 6, 2016

Tulio to follow Djurovski through Grampus exit door

Relegated J. League side Nagoya Grampus informed former Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka he will not receive a contract offer for next season, a club source said Sunday when the club also confirmed the departure of manager Bosko Djurovski. The Brazil-born Tulio, one of the ...

Tulio returns to help Grampus' survival bid

Soccer / J. League Aug 28, 2016

Tulio returns to help Grampus' survival bid

Marcus Tulio Tanaka signed a contract through next January with his old club Nagoya Grampus on Sunday, promising to give his utmost to rescue the side from relegation to the J. League's second division. The 35-year-old was let go by new manager Takafumi Ogura before ...