Emi Nakajima

Emi Nakajima (中島 依美 Nakajima Emi, born September 27, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa and Japan national team.

Emi Nakajima
中島 依美
Emi Nakajima (27492672615) (cropped)
Nakajima playing for Japan in 2016
Personal information
Full name Emi Nakajima
Date of birth September 27, 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Yasu, Shiga, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– INAC Kobe Leonessa 168 (30)
Total 168 (30)
National team
2010 Japan U-20 3 (1)
2011– Japan 69 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2018

Club career

Nakajima was born in Yasu on September 27, 1990. After graduating from high school, she joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. The club won L.League championship for 3 years in a row (2011-2013). She was also elected Best Eleven in 2013 and 2017.

National team career

Nakajima was included in Norio Sasaki's Japan U-20 national team squad for the 2010 U-20 World Cup in Germany.[1] She appeared in all of Japan's three matches against Mexico, Nigeria and England, scoring one goal in a 3–1 win against England, as Japan were eliminated in the group stage.[2] Nakajima received her first cap for the senior team against United States on May 14, 2011. On July 10, 2013, she was called up to the 2013 East Asian Cup in South Korea.[3] She scored her first goal on July 20 in a 2–0 win against China in the first East Asian Cup final round match.[4] In 2014, she played at 2014 Asian Cup and 2014 Asian Games. Japan won the championship at Asian Cup and 2nd place at Asian Games. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won their second consecutive title.

Club statistics

As of match played 18 May 2013.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 11 1 3 1 14 2
2010 18 2 4 2 3 0 25 4
2011 13 1 1 0 14 1
2012 14 4 4 0 5 1 23 5
2013 9 1 10 0 9 1
Total 65 9 12 3 18 1 95 13
Career total 65 9 12 3 18 1 95 13

National team statistics

[5]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 0 0
2013 7 1
2014 12 4
2015 3 1
2016 7 1
2017 15 2
2018 19 4
Total 65 13

National team goals

Under–20

Scores and results list Japan U20's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 July 2010 Bielefelder Alm, Bielefeld  England 1–0 3–1 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Senior team

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 July 2013 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul  China PR 2–0 2–0 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
2. 18 May 2014 Gò Đậu Stadium, Thủ Dầu Một  Jordan 2-0 7-0 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup
3. 5-0
4. 18 September 2014 Yamagata Park Stadium, Yamagata  Ghana 5-0 5-0 International friendly
5. 26 September 2014 Hwaseong Sports Complex, incheon  Hong Kong 3-0 9-0 2014 Asian Games
6. 4 August 2015 Wuhan Sports Center, Wuhan  South Korea 1-0 1-2 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup
7. 7 March 2016 Kincho Stadium, Osaka Prefecture  Vietnam 4-1 6-1 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
8. 22 October 2017 Nagano U Stadium, Nagano   Switzerland 1-0 2-0 International friendly
9. 8 December 2017 Chiba Soga Football Stadium  South Korea 2-1 3-2 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship (women)
10. 28 February 2018 Estádio Municipal Da Bela Vista  Netherlands 2-6 2-6 2018 Algarve Cup
11. 1 April 2018 Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki  Ghana 4-1 7-1 International friendly
12. 7 April 2018 King Abdullah II Stadium  Vietnam 2-0 4-0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup
13. 21 August 2018 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium  Vietnam 3-0 7-0 2018 Asian Games
14. 27 February 2019 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania  United States 1–1 2–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup

Honours

Club

INAC Kobe Leonessa

References

  1. ^ "Women's U-20 World Cup squad named". Japan Football Association. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  2. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Emi Nakajima". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. ^ "なでしこジャパン(日本女子代表)EAFF女子東アジアカップ2013(韓国)" (PDF). Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 10 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ 日本 2–0 中国. Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. ^ List of match in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 at Japan Football Association ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)

External links

2011 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2011.

2013 International Women's Club Championship

The 2013 International Women's Club Championship was the second worldwide international women's football club tournament, and was held in Japan from 30 November–8 December 2013. Five teams, comprising representatives from Europe, Australia, South America, and Asia took part in the competition.

2013 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2013.

2013 Nadeshiko League

The 2013 Nadeshiko League season was won by INAC Kobe Leonessa, who defended their 2012 title.

2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup

The 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup, the 18th edition of the competition, was a women's association football tournament competed by national teams in Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It served as the qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was played from 14 to 25 May 2014 in Vietnam.Reigning world champions Japan defeated the reigning Asian champions Australia 1–0 in the final to secure their first continental title.

2014 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2014.

2015 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2015.

2016 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2016.

2017 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2017.

2017 Nadeshiko League

The 2017 L.League season was the 29th edition since its establishment. NTV Beleza were the defending champions, having won the Division 1 title in each of the past two seasons. The season began in March 2017 and ended in October 2017. NTV Beleza won the season, making it their 15th (and 3rd straight) Division 1 title.

2018 Algarve Cup

The 2018 Algarve Cup was the 25th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Because the final between the Netherlands and Sweden was cancelled, the trophy was awarded to both teams.

2018 Japan women's national football team

This page records the details of the Japan women's national football team in 2018.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.

2019 SheBelieves Cup

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup was the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Brazil, England, Japan, and hosts United States, it began on February 27 and ended on March 5, 2019.The United States were the defending champions. England won the tournament for the first time.

Emi

Emi (えみ, エミ, 絵美, 恵美) is a very common feminine Japanese given name and is occasionally used as a surname.

Football at the 2014 Asian Games

Football at the 2014 Asian Games was held in Incheon, South Korea from 14 September to 3 October 2014. The opening match was played 5 days prior to the opening ceremony. In this tournament, 29 teams are playing in the men's competition, and 11 teams are participating in the women's competition.The age limit for the men teams is under-23; the same as the age limit in football competitions in the Olympic Games, while three overage players are allowed among each squad.

INAC Kobe Leonessa

INAC Kobe Leonessa is a Japanese football club from Kobe, founded in 2001. INAC stands for International Athletic Club while Leonessa means Lioness in Italian.

In 2006 INAC Leonessa was promoted to the Nadeshiko.League, where it has played since. The 2008 season marked a great leap for the team as it was the runner-up both in the Nadeshiko.League and the All Japan Women's Football Championship. 2010 saw INAC lift its first title as they beat Urawa Red Diamonds in the final of the All Japan Women's Football Championship through a penalty shootout, and in 2011, coinciding with the club's 10th anniversary, the team won the double Nadeshiko.League – All Japan Women's Football Championship.Leonessa's 2011 squad included seven champions of the 2011 World Cup: Ayumi Kaihori, Yukari Kinga, Nahomi Kawasumi, Shinobu Ohno, Homare Sawa, Megumi Takase and Asuna Tanaka.

International Women's Club Championship

The International Women's Club Championship (IWCC), previously named the mobcast Cup and the Nestlé Cup for sponsorship reasons, was an international association football knockout cup competition contested by women's champion clubs. It was organised by the Japan Football Association and the Nadeshiko League. The first International Women's Club Championship took place in Japan in November 2012 with participation from four teams; Olympique Lyonnais (Europe), Canberra United (Australia), INAC Kobe Leonessa (Japan) and NTV Beleza (cup winner, Japan). The holders are São José, who beat Arsenal Ladies 2–0 in the 2014 final.

The Nadeshiko League's senior executive announced in October 2012 that they intended to run the competition for three years and expand to include more champions, such as the South American Copa Libertadores winner. It was envisaged that International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the sport's global governing body, would ultimately endorse the tournament as the female equivalent of the FIFA Club World Cup.

List of Asian Games medalists in football

This is the complete list of Asian Games medalists in football from 1951 to 2018.

INAC Kobe Leonessa – current squad
Japan squads

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