Azusa Iwashimizu

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Azusa Iwashimizu
Azusa Iwashimizu in 2011.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Takizawa, Japan
Height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
NTV Beleza
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001– NTV Beleza 156 (14)
National team
2006– Japan 111 (11)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2012.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:08, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Azusa Iwashimizu (岩清水梓 Iwashimizu Azusa?, born 14 October 1986) is a Japanese footballer currently playing as a defender for L. League club NTV Beleza. She has played in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, winning the 2011 World Cup and winning a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][3] In the final minute of extra time in the 2011 World Cup Final, she was sent off after receiving a red card for slide tackling an opponent. Japan would go on to win the match in the penalty shootout that followed.

Iwashimizu was instrumental in Japan's victory at the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, scoring the winning goal in both the semifinal against China and the final against Australia.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 November 2012
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NTV Beleza 2001 0 0 -
2002 0 0 -
2003 17 1 1 0 - 18 1
2004 0 0 -
2005 16 1 4 0 - 20 1
2006 17 3 3 0 - 20 3
2007 19 1 3 0 1 0 23 1
2008 16 2 0 0 - 16 2
2009 21 2 4 0 - 25 2
2010 17 2 1 0 5 0 23 2
2011 16 1 3 0 - 19 1
2012 17 1 5 0
Career total 156 14 11 0

International[edit]

As of 20 July 2013

Honors and awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Japan women's national football team
Champion: 2011
Champion: 2010
Champions: 2008, 2010
NTV Beleza
Champions (7): 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Champions: 2004、2005、2007、2008、2009
Champions: 2007, 2010, 2012

Individual[edit]

Best Eleven (7): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ Azusa Iwashimizu FIFA
  3. ^ "Azusa Iwashimizu Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Japan Wins Women’s Asian Cup". Wall Street Journal. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.