Natsuko Hara

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Natsuko Hara
Personal information
Full name Natsuko Hara
Date of birth (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Beleza 63 (3)
National team
2010– Japan 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Natsuko Hara (原 菜摘子 Hara Natsuko?, born 1 March 1989) is a Japanese football midfielder, currently playing for NTV Beleza in the L. League.[1]

She was named at the age of 16 Asian Footballer of the Year[2] and was included into the 2008 U-20 World Cup's all star team.[3] In 2010 she played her first matches for the senior Japanese national team.[4]


Preceded by
Japan Homare Sawa
AFC Women's Player of the Year
Succeeded by
China Ma Xiaoxu