Ayaka Yamashita (footballer)

Ayaka Yamashita (山下 杏也加, Yamashita Ayaka, born September 29, 1995) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Nippon TV Beleza and Japan national team.

Ayaka Yamashita
山下 杏也加
Personal information
Full name Ayaka Yamashita
Date of birth (1995-09-29) September 29, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Nippon TV Beleza
Number 1
Youth career
2011–2013 Murata Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Nippon TV Beleza 79 (0)
Total 79 (0)
National team
2015– Japan 35 (0)
* 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 December 17, 2019

Club careerEdit

Yamashita was born in Adachi, Tokyo on September 29, 1995. After graduating from high school, she joined Nippon TV Beleza in 2014.[1] The club won L.League championship and she was selected Best Eleven for 3 years in a row from 2015 season.

National team careerEdit

In August 2015, when Yamashita was 19 years old, she was selected Japan national team for 2015 East Asian Cup. At this competition, on August 4, she debuted against South Korea. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship. She played 25 games for Japan.

National team statisticsEdit

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 3 0
2017 5 0
2018 14 0
2019 10 0
Total 35 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nippon TV Beleza(in Japanese)
  2. ^ List of match in 2015 Archived 2018-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, 2016, 2017 Archived 2019-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, 2018, 2019 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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