Miyuki Yanagita
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Miyuki Yanagita
Miyuki Yanagita
Personal information
Full name Miyuki Yanagita
Date of birth (1981-04-11) April 11, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-1999 NTV Beleza 32 (7)
2000-2005 Tasaki Perule FC 85 (19)
2006-2012 Urawa Reds 122 (20)
Total 239 (46)
National team
1997-2008 Japan 91 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miyuki Yanagita ( , Yanagita Miyuki, born April 11, 1981) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.

Club career

Yanagita was born in Chigasaki on April 11, 1981. When she was a high school student, she played for NTV Beleza. In 2000, she graduated from high school and she joined Tasaki Perule FC. In 2006, she moved to Urawa Reds. She retired end of 2012 season.[1] She played 239 matches at 3 clubs in L.League and she was selected Best Eleven 3 times (2006, 2009 and 2010).

National team career

In December 1997, when Yanagita was 16 years old, she was selected Japan national team for 1997 AFC Championship. At this competition, on December 5, she debuted and scored a goal against Guam.[2] She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.[3] She played 91 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 2008.

National team statistics

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 3 2
1998 0 0
1999 7 0
2000 3 0
2001 1 0
2002 10 1
2003 3 0
2004 11 0
2005 9 3
2006 15 4
2007 14 1
2008 15 0
Total 91 11

References

  1. ^ Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. ^ FIFA

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