Yuri Kawamura

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Yuri Kawamura
川村 優理
Yuri Kawamura FIFA Women's World Cup CMR vs JPN June 12th, 2015.jpg
Kawamura at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Yuri Kawamura
Date of birth (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Niigata, Niigata, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2012 Albirex Niigata 150 (17)
2013 JEF United Chiba 13 (0)
2014–2016 Vegalta Sendai 65 (19)
2017 Albirex Niigata 0 (0)
2017–2018 North Carolina Courage 10 (0)
Total 236 (36)
National team
2010–2017 Japan 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yuri Kawamura (川村 優理, Kawamura Yūri, born 17 May 1989) is a formr Japanese football player. She has played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

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.[1]

After recovering for injury Kawamura made her 2018 season debut on 3 June against the Houston Dash.[2] 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.[3] The Courage subsequently did not renew her contract, and no NWSL teams claimed her rights from the re-entry wire.[4][5]

National team career[edit]

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[edit]

[6]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 2 0
2014 7 1
2015 10 1
2016 8 0
2017 3 0
Total 32 2

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Japan

Club[edit]

North Carolina Courage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balf, Celia (2 June 2017). "NC Courage defender Yuri Kawamura suffers ACL and meniscus tear". Excelle Sports. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. ^ "YURI KAWAMURA". Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ "@prileyfury4life". 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ "NC Courage Aims to Bring Back Core of 2018 NWSL Championship Team". North Carolina Courage. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ "NWSL Teams Exercise Options and Extend Offers Heading into 2019 Season". Our Game Magazine. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  6. ^ List of match in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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