Kozue Ando

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Kozue Ando
安藤 梢
Kozue Andō 2011 3.jpg
Ando with Duisburg in 2011
Personal information
Full name Kozue Ando
Date of birth (1982-07-09) July 9, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Number 30
Youth career
1998–2000 Utsunomiya Women's High School
2001 University of Tsukuba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Urawa Reds 146 (98)
2010–2012 Duisburg 58 (19)
2013–2015 Frankfurt 52 (16)
2015–2017 Essen 35 (5)
2017– Urawa Reds 23 (2)
Total 314 (140)
National team
1999–2015 Japan 126 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2018

Kozue Ando (安藤 梢, Andō Kozue, born July 9, 1982) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Urawa Reds. She played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Ando was born in Utsunomiya on July 9, 1982. In 2002, when she was a University of Tsukuba student, she left university club and joined Saitama Reinas FC (later Urawa Reds). In 2002 season, she scored 10 goals and she was selected Young Player Awards. She became top scorer and she was selected MVP awards in 2004 and 2009. She was also selected Best Eleven 6 times. From 2010, she played for German Bundesliga club Duisburg, Frankfurt and Essen. At Frankfurt, she won UEFA Women's Champions League in 2014–15 season. In June 2017, she returned to Japan and joined Urawa Reds.

National team career[edit]

In June 1999, when Ando was 16 years old, she was selected Japan national team for 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. At this competition, on June 26, she debuted against Norway. She played World Cup 4 times and Summer Olympics 3 times. She was a member of Japan, defeated the United States in a penalty shootout in the finals to win the 2011 World Cup. She was also part of the Japanese team which won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics[1] and 2nd position at 2015 World Cup. At 2015 World Cup, first match against Switzerland, she got penalty kick, but she fractured her left ankle at the moment. This match became her last match at Japan national team. She played 126 games and scored 19 goals for Japan until 2015.

Education[edit]

Ando graduated from Utsunomiya Women's High School. She earned a Ph.D. in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences from University of Tsukuba in May 2018.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2013
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Reds 2002 11 10 - -
2003 20 8 - -
2004 14 12 - -
2005 21 13 4 7 - - 25 20
2006 17 6 3 2 - - 20 8
2007 21 18 3 2 2 1 - 26 21
2008 21 13 2 1 - - 23 14
2009 21 18 4 1 - - 25 19
Total 146 98 2 1 -
Duisburg 2009–10 10 6 3 1 - 2 0 15 7
2010–11 20 5 3 1 4 2 10 1 37 9
2011–12 17 6 2 3 - - 19 9
2012–13 11 2 2 1 - - 13 3
Total 58 19 10 6 4 2 12 1 84 28
Frankfurt 2012–13 10 4 -
Total 10 4
Career total 214 121 6 3 12 1

1Includes UEFA Champions League.

National team statistics[edit]

Ando playing at the 2011 World Cup

[2][3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 1 0
2000 5 0
2001 0 0
2002 5 0
2003 1 2
2004 6 1
2005 9 1
2006 16 3
2007 9 0
2008 16 3
2009 3 1
2010 8 6
2011 18 0
2012 13 0
2013 5 1
2014 4 0
2015 7 1
Total 126 19

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Reds Ladies
FCR 2001 Duisburg
Frankfurt

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

MVP: 2004, 2009
Top Scorers: 2004, 2009
Best Eleven (6): 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
Best Young Player: 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/football/football-w
  2. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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