Yukari Kinga

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Yukari Kinga
Yukari Kinga in 2011.JPG
Kinga playing for Japan in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Yokohama, Japan
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Defender Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Canberra United
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 NTV Beleza 146 (30)
2011–2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 42 (3)
2014 Arsenal 12 (0)
2015– INAC Kobe Leonessa
2016– Canberra United 13 (3)
National team
2002 Japan U-19
2005– Japan 94 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2015

Yukari Kinga (近賀ゆかり?, Kinga Yukari, born 2 May 1984) is a Japanese international footballer currently playing as a defender for Japanese club INAC Kobe Leonessa. She has played in the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cups.[2]

In January 2014, INAC's general manager revealed that Kinga had agreed to join English FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies[3] and in February she officially signed the contract.[4]

She re-signed with INAC Kobe in early 2015.[5] In 2016, she began playing in the Australian W League for Canberra United.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NTV Beleza 2003 20 6 4 4 - 24 10
2004 14 7 4 1 - 18 8
2005 18 6 5 2 - 23 8
2006 14 2 3 3 - 17 5
2007 21 3 4 0 2 1 27 4
2008 20 0 4 1 - 24 1
2009 21 3 4 0 - 25 3
2010 18 3 1 0 6 1 25 4
Total 146 30 29 11 8 2 183 43
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2011 16 1 4 0 - 20 1
2012 18 2 3 0 5 0 24 2
2013 8 0 4 2 5 0 17 2
Total 42 3 11 2 10 0 61 5
Career total 188 33 40 13 18 2 244 48

International career[edit]

As of 9 August 2012

Honors[edit]

Japan national team[edit]

Silver Medal: 2012
Champion: 2011
Gold Medal: 2010
Champions: 2008, 2010

Club team[edit]

Champion (8): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Champion (8): 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Champion: 2007, 2010, 2013

Individual[edit]

Best 11 (6): 2007–2012
Best Young Player: 2003
MVP: 2007(the First Cup)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Yunaki Kinga FIFA
  3. ^ "Nadeshiko Japan’s Kawasumi to play for U.S. team". The Japan Times. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Club signs Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno". arsenal.com. Arsenal L.F.C. 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kinga and Ohno return to INAC Kobe". shekicks.net. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.canberraunited.com.au/team

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