Mana Iwabuchi

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Mana Iwabuchi
岩渕 真奈
Mana Iwabuchi FIFA Women's World Cup Canada June 12th, 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Mana Iwabuchi
Date of birth (1993-03-18) March 18, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2007 Nippon TV Menina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Nippon TV Beleza 64 (30)
2012–2014 Hoffenheim 30 (10)
2014–2017 Bayern Munich 24 (5)
2017– INAC Kobe Leonessa 17 (2)
Total 135 (47)
National team
2007–2008 Japan U-17 7 (3)
2009–2010 Japan U-20 7 (6)
2010– Japan 61 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2018

Mana Iwabuchi (岩渕 真奈, Iwabuchi Mana, born March 18, 1993) is a Japanese football player. She plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa and Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Nippon TV Beleza (2007–2012)[edit]

Iwabuchi was born in Musashino on March 18, 1993. On October 21, 2007, when she was 14 years old, she debuted in L.League at Nippon TV Beleza. She was selected Best Young Player awards in 2008 season. She was also selected Best Eleven in 2011 season.

Hoffenheim (2012–2014)[edit]

On 28 November 2012, Iwabuchi joined Hoffenheim in the 2. Bundesliga and was given the number 28 shirt.[1][2] On 17 March 2013, she made her debut in a 6–2 away victory against SV Bardenbach, coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute.[3] On 31 March 2013, she scored her first goal in a 3–2 win over 1. FFC Niederkirchen.[4] Iwabuchi finished the 2012–13 season with four goals in nine appearances as Hoffenheim won the Southern division and were promoted to the Bundesliga.[5] In the following season, she changed her shirt number to 13. On 8 September 2013, she scored Hoffenheim's first ever goal in the top-flight in a 1–0 home victory against VfL Sindelfingen.[6] She finished the 2013–14 season with six goals in 22 appearances in all competitions.[5]

Bayern Munich (2014–2017)[edit]

In June 2014, Iwabuchi left Hoffenheim to join Bayern Munich.[7] On 30 January 2016, she signed a two-year contract extension.[8][9] However, in March 2017 she announced on her blog that she had terminated her contract with the club, in order to return to Japan and concentrate on recovering from injuries.[10][11]

INAC Kobe Leonessa (2017–present)[edit]

On 23 June 2017, Iwabuchi signed with INAC Kobe Leonessa.[12]

National team career[edit]

Iwabuchi began her international career in 2008 when she was selected onto Japan U-17 national team at the age of 15, and participated in the 2008 U-17 World Cup in New Zealand. The team was defeated in the quarterfinals but she was awarded the tournament's MVP (adidas Golden Ball).[13] A French team coach hailed her as a "future star of women's football."[14] Iwabuchi was also awarded the Asian Young Footballer of the Year by the Asian Football Confederation in 2008. She joined the Japan national team for the East Asian Football Championship, held in early 2010, and debuted in the game against China national team. She scored her first goal against the Chinese Taipei national team in the same competition. In 2011, she played 2011 World Cup and Japan won the championship. She also played 2012 Summer Olympics and 2015 World Cup. Japan won 2nd place at both tournaments.[15] In 2018, at 2018 Asian Cup, she played full-time in all matches and scored 2 goals. Japan won the championship and she was selected MVP awards.[16] She played 61 games and scored 20 goals for Japan.

National team statistics[edit]

[17]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 3 2
2011 8 0
2012 4 0
2013 5 0
2014 5 1
2015 5 1
2016 7 4
2017 6 3
2018 18 9
Total 61 20
International Goals
Goal Date Location Oponnent Score Result Competition Source
1 February 11, 2010 National Stadium (Tokyo)  Chinese Taipei 1-0 3-0 2010 EAFF Women's Football Championship [18]
2 2-0
3 March 7, 2014 Estádio Municipal Da Bela Vista  Denmark 1-0 1-0 2014 Algarve Cup [19]
4 June 27, 2015 Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)  Australia 1-0 1-0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup [20]
5 March 2, 2016 Kincho Stadium  South Korea 1-0 1-1 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament [21]
6 March 7, 2016 Kincho Stadium  Vietnam 1-0 6-1 [22]
7 March 9, 2016 Kincho Stadium  North Korea 1-0 1-0 [23]
8 June 2, 2016 Dick's Sporting Goods Park  United States 1-0 3-3 Friendly [24]
9 November 24, 2017 King Abdullah II Stadium  Jordan 1-0 2-0 Friendly [25]
10 2-0
11 December 8, 2017 Chiba Soga Football Stadium  South Korea 3-2 3-2 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (women) [26]
12 February 28, 2018 Estádio Municipal Da Bela Vista  Netherlands 2-6 2-6 2018 Algarve Cup [27]
13 March 5, 2018 Estádio Algarve  Denmark 2-0 2-0 [28]
14 April 1, 2018 Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki  Ghana 2-1 7-1 Friendly [29]
15 April 7, 2018 King Abdullah II Stadium  Vietnam 3-0 4-0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup [30]
16 April 17, 2018 King Abdullah II Stadium  China PR 1-0 3-1 [31]
17 August 16, 2018 Bumi Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang  Thailand 1-0 2-0 2018 Asian Games [32]
18 August 25, 2018 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang  North Korea 1-0 2-1 [33]
19 November 11, 2018 Tottori Bank Bird Stadium  Norway 2-0 4-1 Friendly [34]
20 3-0
21 June 14, 2019 Roazhon Park, Rennes  Scotland 1-0 2-1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup [35]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Nippon TV Beleza
Hoffenheim
Bayern Munich

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 日テレ・ベレーザ岩渕真奈選手移籍のお知らせ (in Japanese). Tokyo Verdy. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Frauen: Japanische Weltmeisterin wechselt zu 1899 Hoffenheim" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Frauen: Hoffenheim verteidigt Spitze beim Schlusslicht" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Frauen: Hoffenheim zurück in der Spur, Sieg in Niederkirchen" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Mana Iwabuchi player profile" (in German). DFB Datencenter. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Iwabuchi rettet Premierensieg in der Bundesliga" (in German). TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. 8 September 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Mana Iwabuchi extends contract with Bayern Munich". VAVEL. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Mana Iwabuchi signs Bayern Munich contract extension". Bavarian Football Works. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Iwabuchi extends contract through 2018". FC Bayern Munich. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ 契約解除 (in Japanese). Buchi's life. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Iwabuchi to leave Bayern, return to Japan". The Japan Times. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  12. ^ 岩渕真奈選手 新加入のお知らせ (in Japanese). INAC Kobe Leonessa. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  13. ^ Perfect tens strike gold, FIFA.com
  14. ^ Japan's Mana from heaven, FIFA.com
  15. ^ FIFA
  16. ^ AFC
  17. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
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