Rumi Utsugi

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Rumi Utsugi
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Rumi Utsugi during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
Personal information
Full name Rumi Utsugi
Date of birth (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Reign FC
Number 20
Youth career
1995–1999 Kawasaki Wings
1999–2000 Kawasaki Frontale
2000–2002 NTV Menina
2002–2004 NTV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 NTV Beleza 76 (7)
2010–2016 Montpellier 111 (20)
2016– Seattle Reign FC 0 (0)
National team
2008 Japan U20 4 (1)
2005– Japan 78 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:49, 6 July 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:43, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Rumi Utsugi (宇津木 瑠美 Utsugi Rumi?, born 5 December 1988) is a Japanese football player and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion who currently plays for American club Seattle Reign FC and Japan's national football team. She previously played for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine and NTV Beleza in Japan. A left-footed defensive midfielder, Utsugi has represented Japan at the 2007, 2011, and 2015 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, as well as two AFC Women's Asian Cup competitions. She was named in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 All-Star squad.[1]

Utsugi began her professional career at NTV Beleza in 2004. During her time at the club, she won four L. League titles and five All Japan Women's Football Championships. In August 2010, after six years at Beleza, Utsugi departed her home country to sign for French club Montpellier of the Division 1 Féminine.[2] After joining the club, she became the first Japanese player to play in the league.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NTV Beleza 2004 9 0 0 0 - 9 0
2005 14 1 2 0 - 16 1
2006 7 0 3 1 - 10 1
2007 9 0 2 0 2 0 13 0
2008 9 1 1 0 - 10 1
2009 20 3 3 0 - 23 3
2010 8 2 - 1 0 9 2
Total 76 7 11 1 3 0 90 8
Montpellier HSC 2010–11 19 3 5 1 - 24 4
2011–12 16 2 5 1 - 21 3
2012–13 17 0 5 0 - 22 0
2013–14 18 10 1 0 - 19 10
2014–15 19 3 6 0 - 25 3
Total 89 18 22 2 - 111 20
Career total 165 25 33 3 3 0 201 28

International[edit]

As of 20 July 2013

Honours[edit]

National Team[edit]

Champion: 2011
Runners-up: 2015
Champion: 2005

Club[edit]

NTV Beleza
Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Champions: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Champions: 2007, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada 2015 Technical Report published, All-Star Squad announced". FIFA.com. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rumi Utsugi signe à Montpellier". Nippon Ganbare. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rumi Utsugi: une footballeuse japonaise à Montpellier". Suite101. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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