Ayumi Kaihori

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Ayumi Kaihori
Ayumi Kaihori 2015 (cropped).jpg
Kaihori at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Speranza Takatsuki 58 (0)
2008–2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 76 (0)
National team
2008–2015 Japan 53 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 July 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:01, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Ayumi Kaihori (海堀あゆみ, Kaihori Ayumi, born 4 September 1986) is a former Japanese international footballer.[2][3]

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 US by winning 3-1.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Ayumi KaihoriFIFA competition record
  3. ^ FIFA.com (2016-01-15). "Kaihori calls it a day". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  4. ^ Sport, Saj Chowdhury BBC. "Women's World Cup final: Japan beat USA on penalties". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Ayumi Kaihori Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.