Tetsuya Nitobe (新戸部 哲也, Nitobe Tetsuya) is a freshman at Seiseki High School and one of its soccer club member. He wears jersey n° 4.
In episode 21, he tore his hamstring, while taking Maruoka Yuji as he fell, earning him a straight red card as a result of a clear-path foul.
A first year, Nitobe is a center back. Playing a more physical defense style than Usui, out of the "1st Year Idiot Trio," (Kurusu, Shiratori, and Nitobe) he's the one that plays the most often as a regular. He appeared to be envious of Tsukushi's progress in such short time as compared to the many years he has devoted to the game of football.
- Specialty: Piano
- Likes:Older women
- Dislikes: Younger women
- Quote: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.