Yayoi Kobayashi 小林 弥生 Personal information Full name
Yayoi Kobayashi Date of birth
September 18, 1981 Place of birth
Tama, Tokyo, Japan Height
1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) Playing position
Midfielder Senior career* Years
( Gls) 1997–2014
Nippon TV Beleza
(50) National team 1999–2004
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Yayoi Kobayashi ( is a former 小林 弥生, Kobayashi Yayoi, born September 18, 1981) Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.
Club career [ edit ]
Kobayashi was born in
Tama on September 18, 1981. She played for Nippon TV Beleza from 1997 to 2014. In her 18 seasons, she played 223 matches in L.League. The club won L.League championship 8 times and 2nd position 10 times. She also became top scorer in 2000 season and she was selected Best Eleven in 2000 and 2001.
National team career [ edit ]
On March 24, 1999, when Kobayashi was 17 years old, she debuted and scored a goal for
Japan national team against France. She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003 World Cup and 2004 Summer Olympics. She also played at 2001, 2003 AFC Championship and 2002 Asian Games. She played 54 games and scored 12 goals for Japan until 2004.
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