Yukari Kinga

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Yukari Kinga
Yukari Kinga in 2011.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Yokohama, Japan
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Defender Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 NTV Beleza 146 (30)
2011–2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 42 (3)
2014– Arsenal 0 (0)
National team
2005– Japan 91 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2014

Yukari Kinga (近賀ゆかり Kinga Yukari?, born 2 May 1984) is a Japanese international footballer currently playing as a defender for English club Arsenal L.F.C.. She has played in the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups.[2]

In January 2014, INAC's general manager revealed that Kinga had agreed to join English FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NTV Beleza 2003 20 6 4 4 - 24 10
2004 14 7 4 1 - 18 8
2005 18 6 5 2 - 23 8
2006 14 2 3 3 - 17 5
2007 21 3 4 0 2 1 27 4
2008 20 0 4 1 - 24 1
2009 21 3 4 0 - 25 3
2010 18 3 1 0 6 1 25 4
Total 146 30 29 11 8 2 183 43
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2011 16 1 4 0 - 20 1
2012 18 2 3 0 5 0 24 2
2013 8 0 4 2 5 0 17 2
Total 42 3 11 2 10 0 61 5
Career total 188 33 40 13 18 2 244 48

International career[edit]

As of 9 August 2012

Honors[edit]

Japan national team[edit]

Silver Medal (1): 2012
Champion (1): 2011
Gold Medal (1): 2010
Champions (2): 2008, 2010

Club team[edit]

Champion (8): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Champion (8): 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Champion (3): 2007, 2010, 2013

Individual[edit]

Best 11 (6): 2007–2012
Best Young Player: 2003
MVP: 2007(the First Cup)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Yunaki Kinga FIFA
  3. ^ "Nadeshiko Japan’s Kawasumi to play for U.S. team". The Japan Times. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.