Kaihori at the 2015 World Cup
|Full name||Ayumi Kaihori|
|Date of birth||September 4, 1986|
|Place of birth||Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2004–2007||Speranza FC Takatsuki||58||(0)|
|2008–2015||INAC Kobe Leonessa||157||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kaihori was born in Nagaokakyo on September 4, 1986. In 2004, she was a high school student, she joined Speranza FC Takatsuki. She moved to INAC Leonessa (later INAC Kobe Leonessa) in 2008. The club won L.League championship for 3 years in a row (2011-2013). She was also selected Best Eleven 2 times in 2011 and 2013. In 2015, she retired.
National team career
In May 2008, Kaihori was selected Japan national team for 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup. At this competition, on May 31, she debuted against Chinese Taipei. She was Japan's goalkeeper in the 2011 World Cup final, where she saved two penalties in the shoot-out which saw Japan defeat the United States by winning 3–1. She was part of the Japanese team that won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, playing in one game, vs South Africa, which saw Kaihori keep a clean sheet. She also played 5 matches at 2015 World Cup and Japan won 2nd position. She played 53 games for Japan until 2015.
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
- Sport, Saj Chowdhury BBC. "Women's World Cup final: Japan beat USA on penalties". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- "Ayumi Kaihori Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
- List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Archived 2018-08-11 at the Wayback Machine at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
- Ayumi Kaihori – FIFA competition record
- Ayumi Kaihori at Soccerway
- Ayumi Kaihori at WorldFootball.net
- Ayumi Kaihori at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Japan Football Association
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