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Asuna Tanaka

Asuna Tanaka
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Personal information
Full name Asuna Tanaka
Date of birth (1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft  in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gyeongju KHNP
Number 4
Youth career
2004-2006 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (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 0 (0)
Total 173 (21)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2011-2016 Japan 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2017

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

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 selected 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]

National team career

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 selected Japan U-20 national team for 2008 U-20 World Cup.[4] In March 2011, Asuna Tanaka was selected 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.

Club statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tasaki Perule FC 2007 13 0 3 0 3 0 19 0
2008 19 2 3 0 - 22 2
Total 32 2 6 0 3 0 41 2
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 19 4 3 1 - 22 5
2010 18 5 4 2 5 1 27 8
2011 16 4 4 1 - 20 5
2012 18 1 4 1 6 0 28 2
2013 9 1 - 3 0 12 1
Total 80 15 15 5 14 1 109 21
Frankfurt 2013-14 18 1 4 0 - 22 1
2014-15 4 0 1 1 1* 0* 6 1
Total 22 1 5 1 1 0 28 2
Career total 134 18 26 6 18 1 178 25

*Champions League

National team statistics

[6]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 6 2
2012 13 1
2013 9 0
2014 2 0
2015 6 0
2016 3 0
Total 39 3

National team Goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 September 2011 Jinan, China  Thailand
2-0
3-0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
2. 11 September 2011 Jinan, China  China PR
1-0
1-0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
3. 2 March 2012 Faro, Portugal  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

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 Archived 11 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

External links


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