|Full name||Mana Iwabuchi|
|Date of birth||March 18, 1993|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||NTV Beleza|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mana Iwabuchi (岩渕 真奈 Iwabuchi Mana , also いわぶち まな; born March 18, 1993) is a female football player from Japan. She currently plays for NTV Beleza and its youth team, NTV Menina, and the Japan women's national football team.
Iwabuchi started playing soccer at Sekimae S.C. in her second year of elementary school. She was encouraged by her brother Ryota, who played soccer on the FC Tokyo junior youth team and currently plays for the Meiji University soccer club. She joined NTV Menina in 2005, and has been a member of NTV Beleza since 2007.
Iwabuchi began her international carrier in 2008 when she was selected onto Japan's Under-17 national football team at the age of 15, and participated in the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. The team was defeated in the quarterfinals but she was awarded the tournament's MVP (adidas Golden Ball). A French team coach hailed her as a "future star of women's football." Iwabuchi was also awarded the Asian Young Footballer of the Year by the Asian Football Confederation in 2008. She joined the Japan national team for the East Asian Football Championship, held in early 2010, and debuted in the game against PRC national team. She scored her first goal against the Chinese Taipei national team in the same competition.
- As of 11 November 2012
- As of 9 August 2012
Honors and awards
- Japan women's national football team
- Champion (1): 2011
- Champion (1): 2010
- Champion (1): 2009
- NTV Beleza
- Champions (3): 2007, 2008, 2010
- Champions (2): 2008, 2009
- L. League Cup :
- Champions (3): 2007, 2010, 2012
- The L. League has a system where youth team players can join the top team without removing registration on the youth team). Iwabuchi is still the member of NTV Menina (as of March 2010), though she no longer plays for it.
- Perfect tens strike gold, FIFA.com
- Japan's Mana from heaven, FIFA.com
- 日テレ・ベレーザ岩渕真奈選手移籍のお知らせ Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- Profile, NTV Beleza