Nakajima playing for Japan in 2016
|Full name||Emi Nakajima|
|Date of birth||September 27, 1990|
|Place of birth||Yasu, Shiga, Japan|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa|
|2009–||INAC Kobe Leonessa||152||(25)|
| * 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.
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|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Total|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa||2009||11||1||3||1||–||14||2|
|Japan national team|
|1.||21 July 2010||Bielefelder Alm, Bielefeld||1–0||3–1||2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup|
|1.||20 July 2013||Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul||2–0||2–0||2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup|
|2.||27 February 2019||Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania||1–1||2–2||2019 SheBelieves Cup|
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