Rie Yamaki (山木 里恵 Yamaki Rie, born October 2, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.
Yamaki was born in Chiba Prefecture on October 2, 1975. She joined for Nissan FC Ladies in 1989. In 1989 season, she was elected Young players awards. However, the club was disbanded in 1993. In 1994, she moved to Nikko Securities Dream Ladies. The club won L.League championship for 3 years in a row (1996-1998). She was also elected MVP awards in 1997 season. However, the club was disbanded in 1998 due to financial strain. She moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt. In 2003, she returned to Japan and joined Ohara Gakuen JaSRA. She retired end of 2004 season. She was also elected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row (1993-1997).
National team career
In December 1993, when Yamaki was 18 years old, she was elected Japan national team for 1993 AFC Championship. At this competition, on December 4, she debuted against Chinese Taipei. She also played at 1994, 1998 Asian Games, 1995 and 1997 AFC Championship. She was a member of Japan for 1995, 1999 World Cup and 1996 Summer Olympics. She played 50 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 1999. She was also the captain.
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