Kozue Ando

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Kozue Ando
Kozue Ando in 2011.JPG
Kozue Ando playing for Japan in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-07-09) 9 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Utsunomiya, Japan
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FFC Frankfurt
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Urawa Red Diamonds 146 (98)
2009–2013 FCR 2001 Duisburg 58 (19)
2013– 1. FFC Frankfurt 10 (4)
National team
1999– Japan 114 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 July 2013

Kozue Ando (安藤 梢 Andō Kozue?, born 9 July 1982 in Utsunomiya, Tochigi) is a Japanese footballer. A midfielder, she plays for 1. FFC Frankfurt in Germany.[2] She is a member of the Japanese national team, which defeated the United States in a penalty shootout in the finals to win the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was also part of the Japanese team which won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

Ando graduated from Utsunomiya Girls' High School. In 2012 she was a PhD candidate at University of Tsukuba.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2013
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Red Diamonds 2002 11 10 - -
2003 20 8 - -
2004 14 12 - -
2005 21 13 4 7 - - 25 20
2006 17 6 3 2 - - 20 8
2007 21 18 3 2 2 1 - 26 21
2008 21 13 2 1 - - 23 14
2009 21 18 4 1 - - 25 19
Total 146 98 2 1 -
FCR 2001 Duisburg 2009–10 10 6 3 1 - 2 0 15 7
2010–11 20 5 3 1 4 2 10 1 37 9
2011–12 17 6 2 3 - - 19 9
2012–13 11 2 2 1 - - 13 3
Total 58 19 10 6 4 2 12 1 84 28
1. FFC Frankfurt 2012–13 10 4 -
Total 10 4
Career total 214 121 6 3 12 1

1Includes UEFA Champions League.

Honors[edit]

Club team[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies
FCR 2001 Duisburg
Frankfurt

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

MVP (2): 2004, 2009
Top Scorers (2): 2004, 2009
Best Eleven (6): 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Best Young Player (1): 2002

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