Rumi Utsugi during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
|Full name||Rumi Utsugi|
|Date of birth||5 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|Seattle Reign FC|
|2002–2004||Nippon TV Beleza|
|2004–2010||Nippon TV Beleza||76||(7)|
|2016–||Seattle Reign FC||28||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:29, 25 March 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:43, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Rumi Utsugi (宇津木 瑠美 Utsugi Rumi, born 5 December 1988) is a Japanese football player and 2011 World Cup champion who currently plays for American club Seattle Reign FC and Japan's national team. She previously played for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine and Nippon TV Beleza in Japan.
Utsugi was born in Kawasaki on 5 December 1988. She began her professional career at Nippon TV Beleza in 2004. During her time at the club, she won four L.League titles and five Empress's Cups. In August 2010, after six years at Beleza, Utsugi departed her home country to sign for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine. After joining the club, she became the first Japanese player to play in the league.
National team career
A left-footed defensive midfielder, Utsugi has represented Japan at the 2007, 2011, and 2015 editions of the World Cup, as well as two Asian Cup competitions. She was named in the World Cup 2015 All-Star squad.
|Nippon TV Beleza||2004||9||0||0||0||-||9||0|
- Champion: 2005
- Nippon TV Beleza
- Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
- Champions: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
- Champions: 2007, 2010
- "Rumi Utsugi signe à Montpellier". Nippon Ganbare. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- "Rumi Utsugi: une footballeuse japonaise à Montpellier". Suite101. 15 February 2011. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- "Canada 2015 Technical Report published, All-Star Squad announced". FIFA.com. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
- List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
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