Rumi Utsugi

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Rumi Utsugi
宇津木 瑠美
20130113 - PSG-Montpellier 103.jpg
Rumi Utsugi during PSG-Montpellier (season 2012-2013)
Personal information
Full name Rumi Utsugi
Date of birth (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Kawasaki, 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 Nippon TV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Nippon TV Beleza 76 (7)
2010–2016 Montpellier 111 (20)
2016– Seattle Reign FC 28 (2)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2005– Japan 103 (5)
* 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.

Club career[edit]

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.[1] After joining the club, she became the first Japanese player to play in the league.[2]

National team career[edit]

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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nippon TV 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
2015–16 12 1 2 0 - 14 1
Total 101 19 24 2 - 125 21
Seattle Reign 2016 7 1 - 7 1
2017 20 1 - 20 1
Total 17 1 - 17 1
Career total 204 28 35 3 3 0 242 31

National team[edit]

[4][5]

Honours[edit]

National Team[edit]

Champion: 2011
Runners-up: 2015
Champion: 2005

Club[edit]

Nippon TV Beleza
Champions: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Champions: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Champions: 2007, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rumi Utsugi signe à Montpellier". Nippon Ganbare. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rumi Utsugi: une footballeuse japonaise à Montpellier". Suite101. 15 February 2011. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Canada 2015 Technical Report published, All-Star Squad announced". FIFA.com. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  5. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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