Ayumi Kaihori

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Ayumi Kaihori
海堀 あゆみ
Ayumi Kaihori 2015 (cropped).jpg
Kaihori at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ayumi Kaihori
Date of birth (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Speranza FC Takatsuki 58 (0)
2008–2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 157 (0)
Total 215 (0)
National team
2008–2015 Japan 53 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ayumi Kaihori (海堀 あゆみ, Kaihori Ayumi, born September 4, 1986) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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[edit]

[1][4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 3 0
2009 3 0
2010 7 0
2011 14 0
2012 7 0
2013 6 0
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
Total 53 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Sport, Saj Chowdhury BBC. "Women's World Cup final: Japan beat USA on penalties". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  3. ^ "Ayumi Kaihori Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  4. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Archived 2018-08-11 at the Wayback Machine at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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