Kawamura at the 2015 World Cup
|Full name||Yuri Kawamura|
|Date of birth||17 May 1989|
|Place of birth||Niigata, Niigata, Japan|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|North Carolina Courage|
|2013||JEF United Chiba||13||(0)|
|2017–2018||North Carolina Courage||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kawamura was born in Niigata on 17 May 1989. She played for her local club Albirex Niigata from 2004 to 2012. She moved to JEF United Chiba in 2013 and Vegalta Sendai in 2014. She was selected Best Eleven in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, she returned to Albirex Niigata.
On 4 April 2017, the North Carolina Courage signed Kawamura before the start of their first season in the National Women's Soccer League. She appeared in 8 matches, starting 7, as a defender before tearing her ACL and meniscus on 1 June 2017, in a match against the Chicago Red Stars. The injury required surgery, and the Courage placed Kawamura on the season-ending injury list.
After recovering for injury Kawamura made her 2018 season debut on 3 June against the Houston Dash. Kawamura suffered another ACL tear on 29 July during the final of the 2018 Women's International Champions Cup ending her season early due to injury for the second straight year. The Courage subsequently did not renew her contract, and no NWSL teams claimed her rights from the re-entry wire.
National team career
On 13 January 2010, Kawamura debuted for Japan national team against Denmark. She was a member of Japan for 2014 Asian Cup and 2015 World Cup. Japan won the championship at 2014 Asian Cup and 2nd place at 2015 World Cup. She played 32 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2017.
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
North Carolina Courage
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- List of match in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
- Yuri Kawamura – FIFA competition record
- Yuri Kawamura at Soccerway
- Yuri Kawamura at WorldFootball.net
- Japan Football Association
- North Carolina Courage player profile
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