Emi Nakajima

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Emi Nakajima
中島 依美
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Nakajima playing for Japan in 2016
Personal information
Full nameEmi Nakajima
Date of birth (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Yasu, Shiga, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 7
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009– INAC Kobe Leonessa 152 (25)
Total152(25)
National team
2010 Japan U-20 3 (1)
2011– Japan 65 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of December 31, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2018

Emi Nakajima(中島 依美,Nakajima Emi, born September 27, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa and Japan national team.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

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Association football team field sport

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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.

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Club career

Nakajima was born in Yasu on September 27, 1990. After graduating from high school, she joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. The club won L.League championship for 3 years in a row (2011-2013). She was also elected Best Eleven in 2013 and 2017.

Yasu, Shiga City in Kansai, Japan

Yasu is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

L.League Japanese association football league

The L.League is the top flight of women's association football in Japan. The league consists of three divisions: Divisions 1 and 2 have the nickname Nadeshiko League and Division 3 the Challenge League. Since 2008 it has been sponsored by Plenus (株式会社プレナス), a fastfood company based in Fukuoka, and are thus billed as Plenus Nadeshiko League and Plenus Challenge League.

Statistics of Nadeshiko.League in the 2011 season. INAC Kobe Leonessa won the championship.

National team career

Nakajima was included in Norio Sasaki's Japan U-20 national team squad for the 2010 U-20 World Cup in Germany. [1] She appeared in all of Japan's three matches against Mexico, Nigeria and England, scoring one goal in a 3–1 win against England, as Japan were eliminated in the group stage. [2] Nakajima received her first cap for the senior team against United States on May 14, 2011. On July 10, 2013, she was called up to the 2013 East Asian Cup in South Korea. [3] She scored her first goal on July 20 in a 2–0 win against China in the first East Asian Cup final round match. [4] In 2014, she played at 2014 Asian Cup and 2014 Asian Games. Japan won the championship at Asian Cup and 2nd place at Asian Games. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won their second consecutive title.

Norio Sasaki Japanese footballer

Norio Sasaki is a former Japanese football player and manager. He is the former head coach of the Japan women's national team. He served as coach of the Japan women's U-20 national team starting in 2007, and was named coach of the national team in 2008. He coached the team in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they defeated the United States on penalty kicks to win their first FIFA Women's World Cup. He retired as head coach in March 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.

2010 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

The 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the 5th edition of the tournament. It was held in Germany, who will also host the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup a year later from July 13 to August 1, 2010. Sixteen teams, comprising representatives from all six confederations, were taking part in the final competition, in which Germany had a guaranteed place as the host nation.

Club statistics

As of match played 18 May 2013.
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 11131142
2010 1824230254
2011 13110141
2012 1444051235
2013 9110091
Total6591231819513
Career total6591231819513

National team statistics

[5]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2011 20
2012 00
2013 71
2014 124
2015 31
2016 71
2017 152
2018 194
Total6513

National team goals

Under–20

Scores and results list Japan U20's goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.21 July 2010 Bielefelder Alm, Bielefeld Flag of England.svg  England 1–03–1 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Senior team

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.20 July 2013 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2–02–0 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
2.27 February 2019 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1–12–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup

Honours

Club

INAC Kobe Leonessa

The 2012 Nadeshiko League season was won by INAC Kobe Leonessa, who went undefeated the whole season and defended their 2011 title.

The Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament, or The Empress's Cup, is a Japanese Women's football competition. As an elimination tournament, it can be considered the female counterpart to the men's Emperor's Cup. The name "Empress's Cup" has been used since the 2012 season as the Empress's Cup trophy was founded in that year.

Statistics of Empress's Cup in the 2010 season.

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References

  1. "Women's U-20 World Cup squad named". Japan Football Association. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. "FIFA Player Statistics: Emi Nakajima". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. "なでしこジャパン(日本女子代表)EAFF女子東アジアカップ2013(韓国)" (PDF). Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 10 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. 日本 2–0 中国. Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. List of match in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
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