Emi Yamamoto

Emi Yamamoto (山本 絵美, Yamamoto Emi, born 9 March 1982) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Yokohama FC Seagulls. She played for the Japanese national team.

Emi Yamamoto
山本 絵美
Personal information
Full name Emi Yamamoto
Date of birth (1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Yokohama FC Seagulls
Number 7
Youth career
1997–1999 Shonan Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 145 (62)
2014– Yokohama FC Seagulls 52+ (6+)
Total 197+ (68+)
National team
2003–2004 Japan 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Yamamoto was born in Miura on 9 March 1982. After graduating from high school, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2000. She was selected Best Young Player awards in 2000 season. The club won L.League championship in 2003 and 2nd position 4 times. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. From 2009, she went to the United States and Italy. In 2014, she returned to Japan and joined Yokohama FC Seagulls (later NHK Spring Yokohama FC Seagulls).

National team careerEdit

On 12 January 2003, Yamamoto debuted for the Japanese national team against the United States. She played at the 2003 AFC Championship. She was also a team member for Japan at the 2003 World Cup and 2004 Summer Olympics. She played 22 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 2004.[1]

National team statisticsEdit


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 14 1
2004 8 3
Total 22 4


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