Yayoi Kobayashi

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Yayoi Kobayashi
小林 弥生
Personal information
Full name Yayoi Kobayashi
Date of birth (1981-09-18) September 18, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Tama, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2014 Nippon TV Beleza 223 (50)
Total 223 (50)
National team
1999–2004 Japan 54 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yayoi Kobayashi (小林 弥生, Kobayashi Yayoi, born September 18, 1981) is a former 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.[1]

National team statistics[edit]

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 8 2
2000 1 0
2001 12 2
2002 11 1
2003 14 6
2004 8 1
Total 54 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)

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