Akiko Sudo

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Akiko Sudo
Personal information
Full name Akiko Sudo
Date of birth (1984-04-07) 7 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Kokubunji, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2013 NTV Beleza 156 (15)
National team
2002 Japan U-19
2003–2010 Japan 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Akiko Sudo (須藤 安紀子, Sudō Akiko, born 7 April 1984) is a Japanese former football defender, who played for NTV Beleza in the L. League.[1]

As an Under-19 international she played the 2002 U-19 World Championship[2] The following year, she played her first match for the senior Japanese national team and was included in the squad for the 2003 World Cup.[3] She subsequently played the 2006 Asian Games, where she scored against Jordan,[4] the 2010 EAFF Championship, which Japan won,[5] and the 2010 Asian Cup,[6] which marked qualification for the 2011 World Cup, which Japan eventually won. She also played the 2003[7] and 2007 Universiades.