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Karina Maruyama (丸山 桂里奈, Maruyama Karina, born March 26, 1983) is a Japanese tarento and former football player. She played for Japan national team. Since her retirement, Maruyama has been active as a television personality, represented with the talent agency Horipro.

Karina Maruyama
丸山 桂里奈
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Personal information
Full name Karina Maruyama
Date of birth (1983-03-26) March 26, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2001–2004 Nippon Sport Science University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 TEPCO Mareeze 86 (44)
2010 Philadelphia Independence 4 (0)
2010–2011 JEF United Chiba 14 (2)
2012–2016 Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki 96 (13)
Total 200 (59)
National team
2002 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2002–2014 Japan 79 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Maruyama was born in Ota, Tokyo on March 26, 1983.

After graduating from Nippon Sport Science University, she joined TEPCO Mareeze in 2005 and was assigned to the section of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.[1][2]

She was elected Best Young Player awards in 2005 season. She played until 2009 season, in 2010 went to United States. In September, she returned to Japan and joined JEF United Chiba. In 2012, she moved to Speranza FC Osaka-Takatsuki (later Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki). She retired at the end of the 2016 season.

National team careerEdit

In August 2002, Maruyama was selected Japan U-20 national team for 2002 U-19 World Championship.[3] In October, she was elected Japan national team for 2002 Asian Games. At this competition, on October 2, she debuted against North Korea.[4] She played in World Cup 2 times (2003 and 2011) and Summer Olympics 3 times (2004, 2008 and 2012). In the 2011 World Cup in Germany, she scored the only goal of the game, defeating the host country and taking Japan to its first ever semifinals of the tournament.[5] At 2012 Summer Olympics, Japan won the silver medal. She played 79 games and scored 14 goals for Japan until 2014.

National team statisticsEdit

[4][6]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 5 0
2003 12 6
2004 11 3
2005 3 0
2006 9 1
2007 1 0
2008 17 3
2009 2 0
2010 0 0
2011 8 1
2012 5 0
2013 4 0
2014 2 0
Total 79 14

National team goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 Mar 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Thailand Unknown 0–9 Friendly Match
2. 11 Jun 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Guam Unknown 7–0 2003 AFC Women's Championship
3. 11 Jun 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Guam Unknown 7–0 2003 AFC Women's Championship
4. 13 Jun 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Myanmar Unknown 7–0 2003 AFC Women's Championship
5. 15 Jun 2003 Bangkok, Thailand   Chinese Taipei Unknown 5–0 2003 AFC Women's Championship
6. 12 Jul 2003 Tokyo, Japan   Mexico 2–0 2–0 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification Play-off
7. 18 Apr 2004 Tokyo, Japan   Vietnam Unknown 7–0 Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics qualification
8. 22 Apr 2004 Tokyo, Japan   Thailand Unknown 6–0 Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics qualification
9. 22 Apr 2004 Tokyo, Japan   Thailand Unknown 6–0 Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics qualification
10. 13 Nov 2006 Karlsruhe, Germany   Germany 3–6 3–6 Friendly Match
11. 31 May 2008 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Chinese Taipei 0–6 0–11 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup
12. 31 May 2008 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   Chinese Taipei 0–10 0–11 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup
13. 24 Jul 2008 Kobe, Japan   Australia 3–0 3–0 Friendly Match
14. 9 Jul 2011 Wolfsburg, Germany   Germany 0–1 0–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "【特別版】丸山桂里奈、福島復興とともに復活五輪へ/五輪なでしこプレミアム/デイリースポーツ online". www.daily.co.jp. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ "なでしこ丸山、東電時代を語る". ライブドアニュース. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  3. ^ FIFA
  4. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  5. ^ Germany 0:1 Japan a.e.t. FIFA
  6. ^ List of match in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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