Eriko Arakawa

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Eriko Arakawa
荒川 恵理子
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Personal information
Full name Eriko Arakawa
Date of birth (1979-10-30) October 30, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2009 Nippon TV Beleza 140 (68)
2009 Gold Pride 19 (1)
2009 Nippon TV Beleza 4 (1)
2010–2012 Urawa Reds 31 (15)
2013–2014 AS Elfen Saitama 40 (30)
2015 Nippon TV Beleza 2 (0)
2016 Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 14 (4)
2017 Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama 12 (4)
2018– Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Total 262 (123)
National team
2000–2011 Japan 72 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2017

Eriko Arakawa (荒川 恵理子, Arakawa Eriko, born October 30, 1979) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama. She played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Arakawa was born in Nerima, Tokyo on October 30, 1979. In 1997, she was high school student, she joined L.League club Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza (later Nippon TV Beleza). she was elected Best Eleven in 2003 and 2004. In the September 2008 WPS International Draft, she was drafted by FC Gold Pride in the top level US based Women's Professional Soccer league.[1]

In her first appearance for FC Gold Pride, Arakawa scored the club's first ever goal against Boston Breakers leading to a 2–1 victory. It would turn out to be her only goal of the season. Following the end of the 2009 WPS season, she was back to Nippon TV Beleza.[2]

In 2010, she moved to Urawa Reds. From 2013, she played for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama (2013-2014, 2016), Nippon TV Beleza (2015) and Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama (2017). She is currently playing for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama from 2018.

National team career[edit]

On June 10, 2000, Arakawa debuted for Japan national team against Canada.[3] She was a member of Japan for 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She played 72 games and scored 20 goals for Japan until 2011.

Club statistics[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Total
Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists Apps Starts Minutes Goals Assists
FC Gold Pride 2009 WPS 19 11 1088 1 1 19 11 1088 1 1
Total 19 11 1088 1 1 19 11 1088 1 1
Career Total 19 11 1088 1 1 19 11 1088 1 1

National team statistics[edit]

[3][4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 2 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 13 5
2004 10 5
2005 0 0
2006 14 3
2007 15 4
2008 14 3
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 3 0
Total 72 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10548138
  2. ^ "FC Gold Pride Finalizes Player Loan Agreement With NTV Beleza". FC Gold Pride. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  4. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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