Saki Kumagai

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Saki Kumagai
熊谷 紗希
Saki Kumagai in 2011.JPG
Kumagai playing for Japan in 2011
Personal information
Full name Saki Kumagai
Date of birth (1990-10-17) October 17, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Urawa Reds 44 (8)
2011–2013 Frankfurt 38 (2)
2013– Olympique Lyonnais 80 (16)
Total 162 (26)
National team
2008–2010 Japan U-20 7 (0)
2008– Japan 100 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 1, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2018

Saki Kumagai (熊谷 紗希, Kumagai Saki, born October 17, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Olympique Lyonnais. She also plays for Japan national team. She is the captain of Japan.[1]

Club career[edit]

Saki Kumagai with Olympique Lyonnais.

Kumagai was born in Sapporo on October 17, 1990. After graduating from high school, she joined for Urawa Reds in 2009. The club won L.League championship in 2009 season. In July 2011, she moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt. After she played 2 season, she moved to French Division 1 Feminine club Olympique Lyonnais in June 2013. Kumagai scored the decisive penalty for Lyon in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final, following a player-of-the-match performance.[2]

National team career[edit]

On March 7, 2008, when Kumagai was 17 years old, she debuted for Japan national team against Canada.[3] In August, Saki Kumagai was elected Japan U-20 national team for 2008 U-20 World Cup. In 2010, she played for U-20 team as captain for 2010 U-20 World Cup. In 2011, she was part of Japan's World Cup-winning team, scoring the winning penalty in the final against the United States. She was also a member of 2012 Summer Olympics and 2015 World Cup. Japan won 2nd position at both competitions. In January 2017, she was named Japan's captain by manager Asako Takakura. In 2018, Japan won 2018 Asian Cup. She played 100 games for Japan.

Club statistics[edit]

Statistics of Saki Kumagai - 2016, July, 22
Season Club League Cup Continental Japan national team Total
Division A G A G C A G A G A G
2009 Urawa Reds Nadeshiko League 21 2 4 1 - - 2 0 27 3
2010 Urawa Reds Nadeshiko League 18 6 4+2 2+0 - - 15 0 39 8
2011 Urawa Reds Nadeshiko League 5 0 0 0 - - 16 0 21 0
Total 44 8 10 3 - - 33 0 87 11
2011–12 FFC Frankfurt Frauen-Bundesliga 20 2 3 0 WCL 8 0 16 0 47 2
2012–13 FFC Frankfurt Frauen-Bundesliga 18 0 1 0 - - 9 0 28 0
Total 38 2 4 0 - 8 0 25 0 75 2
2013–14 Olympique Lyonnais Division 1 19 3 5 3 WCL 4 1 5 0 33 7
2014–15 Olympique Lyonnais Division 1 22 2 6 0 WCL 4 0 11 0 43 2
2015–16 Olympique Lyonnais Division 1 20 5 5 1 WCL 9 1 7 0 41 7
2016–17 Olympique Lyonnais Division 1 - - - - WCL - - - - - -
Total 61 10 16 4 - 17 2 23 0 117 16
Career total 143 20 30 7 - 25 2 81 0 279 29

National team statistics[edit]

[3][4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 15 0
2011 16 0
2012 16 0
2013 9 0
2014 5 0
2015 11 0
2016 7 0
2017 9 0
2018 10 0
Total 100 0

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Reds :

Lyon :

International[edit]

Japan
Silver Medal: 2012
Champion: 2011
Gold Medal: 2010
Champion: 2010
Champion: 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. ^ "Lyon claim third title in shoot-out drama". UEFA. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  4. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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