Nozomi Yamago

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Nozomi Yamago
山郷 のぞみ
Personal information
Full name Nozomi Yamago
Date of birth (1975-01-16) January 16, 1975 (age 45)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1990–1992 Honjo Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Iga FC Kunoichi 115 (0)
2002–2004 Saitama Reinas FC 47 (0)
2005 California Storm
2005–2012 Urawa Reds 123 (0)
2013–2014 AS Elfen Saitama 41 (0)
Total 326 (0)
National team
1997–2011 Japan 96 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nozomi Yamago (山郷 のぞみ, Yamagō Nozomi, born January 16, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Yamago was born in Saitama on January 16, 1975. After graduating from high school, she joined Prima Ham FC Kunoichi (later Iga FC Kunoichi) in 1993. In 2002, she moved to her local club Saitama Reinas FC (later Urawa Reds). In 2005, she moved to Women's Premier Soccer League club California Storm. End of 2005 season, she returned to Urawa Reds in September. In 2012, she moved to AS Elfen Saitama. She retired in 2014. She was selected Best Eleven 10 times (1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010).

National team career[edit]

On June 15, 1997, Yamago debuted for Japan national team against China.[1] She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 World Cup and 2004 Summer Olympics. At 2011 World Cup, Japan won the championship.[2] She played 96 games for Japan until 2011.

National team statistics[edit]

[1][3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 6 0
1998 8 0
1999 10 0
2000 4 0
2001 10 0
2002 8 0
2003 15 0
2004 10 0
2005 5 0
2006 4 0
2007 3 0
2008 3 0
2009 2 0
2010 7 0
2011 1 0
Total 96 0

Honors[edit]

Champion (1): 2011
Gold Medal (1): 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. ^ FIFA
  3. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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