Asuna Tanaka

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Asuna Tanaka
田中 明日菜
Asuna Tanaka 2012 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameAsuna Tanaka
Date of birth (1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gyeongju KHNP
Number 4
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 32 (2)
2009–2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 80 (15)
2013–2014 Frankfurt 22 (1)
2014–2017 INAC Kobe Leonessa 39 (3)
2018– Gyeongju KHNP
Total173(21)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2011–2016 Japan 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of December 31, 2017

Asuna Tanaka(田中 明日菜,Tanaka Asuna, born February 23, 1988) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Gyeongju KHNP. She played for Japan national team.

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Gyeongju Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power WFC, also known as Gyeongju KHNP Women's Football Club, is a South Korean women's football club. The club was announced in October 2016 as an expansion team of WK League. It is run by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, similar to the men's team Gyeongju Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power FC, and play their home games at Gyeongju Civic Stadium.

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Club career

Tanaka was born in Sakai on April 23, 1988. After graduating from high school, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2007. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. She moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. She was elected Best Eleven in 2011 and 2012. She moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt in July 2013. [1] In October 2014, she returned to INAC Kobe Leonessa. [2] She moved to Korean WK League club Gyeongju KHNP. [3]

Sakai Designated city in Kansai, Japan

Sakai is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan on the edge of Osaka Bay at the mouth of the Yamato River. It has been one of the largest and most important seaports of Japan since the Medieval era.

Tasaki Perule FC was a women's football team which played in Division 1 of Japan's Nadeshiko League. It founded the league back in 1976. The club was disbanded in 2008.

INAC Kobe Leonessa is a Japanese football club from Kobe, founded in 2001. INAC stands for International Athletic Club while Leonessa means Lioness in Italian.

National team career

Gold medal match in 2012 London Olympics. Tanaka-red 14, Abby Wambach-blue 14, Hope Solo-1, Becky Sauerbrunn-4 Hope Solo save 1.jpg
Gold medal match in 2012 London Olympics. Tanaka-red 14, Abby Wambach-blue 14, Hope Solo-1, Becky Sauerbrunn-4

In November 2008, Tanaka was elected Japan U-20 national team for 2008 U-20 World Cup. [4] In March 2011, Asuna Tanaka was elected Japan national team for 2011 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 4, she debuted against Finland. In July, she played at 2011 World Cup and Japan won the championship. She also played at 2012 Summer Olympics and 2015 World Cup. [5] Japan won 2nd place at both tournaments. She played 39 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2016.

The Japan women's national under-20 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

2008 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

The 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the 4th edition of the tournament. It was held in Chile between November 19 and December 7, 2008. Sixteen teams, comprising representatives from all six confederations, took part in the final competition, in which Chile had a guaranteed place as the host nation.

Japan womens national football team womens national association football team representing Japan

The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd.

Club statistics

ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Tasaki Perule FC 2007 1303030190
2008 19230-222
Total3226030412
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 19431-225
2010 1854251278
2011 16441-205
2012 1814160282
2013 91-30121
Total801515514110921
Frankfurt 2013-14 18140-221
2014-15 40111*0*61
Total2215110282
Career total1341826618117825

*Champions League

National team statistics

[6]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2011 62
2012 131
2013 90
2014 20
2015 60
2016 30
Total393

National team Goals

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.1 September 2011 Jinan, China Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
2–0
3–0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
2.11 September 2011 Jinan, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
1–0
1–0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
3.2 March 2012 Faro, Portugal Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2–2
4–3
2012 Algarve Cup

Honors

International

Japan National Team
Champion: 2005
Champion: 2011

Club

INAC Kobe Leonessa
Champions: 2011, 2012
Champions: 2010, 2011, 2012
Champion: 2012
Frankfurt
Champion: 2013–14

Individual

Best Eleven: 2011, 2012

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References

  1. INAC Kobe Leonessa (in Japanese)
  2. INAC Kobe Leonessa (in Japanese)
  3. INAC Kobe Leonessa (in Japanese)
  4. FIFA
  5. FIFA
  6. List of match in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
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