Rumi Utsugi

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Rumi Utsugi
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Rumi Utsugi during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
Personal information
Full name Rumi Utsugi
Date of birth (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montpellier
Number 7
Youth career
1995–1999 Kawasaki Wings
1999–2000 Kawasaki Frontale
2000–2002 NTV Menina
2002–2004 NTV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 NTV Beleza 76 (7)
2010– Montpellier 35 (5)
National team
2008 Japan U20 4 (1)
2005– Japan 61 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Rumi Utsugi (宇津木 瑠美 Utsugi Rumi?, born 5 December 1988 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese football player who currently plays for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a defensive midfielder and is also a Japanese women's international having represented her country at the 2007 and 2011 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, as well as two AFC Women's Asian Cup competitions.

Utsugi began her professional career at NTV Beleza in 2004. During her time at the club, she won four L. League titles and five All Japan Women's Football Championships. In August 2010, after six years at Beleza, Utsugi departed her home country to sign for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine.[1] After joining the club, she became the first Japanese player to play in the league.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NTV Beleza 2004 9 0 0 0 - 9 0
2005 14 1 2 0 - 16 1
2006 7 0 3 1 - 10 1
2007 9 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
2008 9 1 1 0 - 10 1
2009 20 3 3 0 - 23 3
2010 8 2 - 1 0 9 2
Total 76 7 11 1 3 0 90 8
Montpellier HSC 2010–11 19 3 5 1 - 24 4
2011–12 16 2 6 2 - 22 4
Total 35 5 11 3 - 46 8
Career total 111 12 22 4 3 0 136 16

International[edit]

As of 20 July 2013

Honours[edit]

National Team[edit]

Champion (1): 2011
Champion (1): 2005

Club[edit]

NTV Beleza
Champions (4): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Champions (5): 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • L. League Cup
Champions (2): 2007, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rumi Utsugi signe à Montpellier". Nippon Ganbare. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rumi Utsugi: une footballeuse japonaise à Montpellier". Suite101. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ なでしこジャパン(日本女子代表) 試合別出場記録 (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. Retrieved 7 June 2012.

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