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Lee Min-a (born 8 November 1991) is a South Korean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nadeshiko League club INAC Kobe Leonessa and the South Korea national team. She previously played for WK League club Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels.

Lee Min-a
이민아
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Daegu, South Korea
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 17
Youth career
2010–2012 Yeungjin College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Incheon Red Angels 140 (33)
2018– INAC Kobe Leonessa 4 (0)
National team
2008 South Korea under 17 4 (0)
2010 South Korea under 20 7 (0)
2012– South Korea 51 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 April 2018
Lee Min-a
Hangul
이민아
Revised RomanizationI Min-a
McCune–ReischauerYi Mina

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Club careerEdit

Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels, 2012–2017Edit

After playing for Yeungjin College from 2010 to 2012,[1] Lee joined Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels in the WK League. In 2015, she scored 6 goals and recorded 5 assists in 26 appearances. In 2016, she scored 7 goals and provided 1 assist in 23 appearances. In 2017, she finished the season with 14 goals and 10 assists in 28 appearances.[2] Between 2013 and 2017, Lee won 5 straight WK League titles.[3]

INAC Kobe Leonessa, 2018–presentEdit

In December 2017, Lee joined Nadeshiko League club INAC Kobe Leonessa.[1] On 21 March 2018, she made her debut in a 2–0 home victory against Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama.[4] On 24 September 2018, she scored a brace in a 5–1 win over Mynavi Vegalta Sendai.[5]

International careerEdit

Lee was part of the under-20 team that finished in third place at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[6] On 15 February 2012, she made her senior debut for South Korea in a 1–0 loss to North Korea. On 21 January 2016, she scored her first goal in a 5–0 win over Vietnam in the 2016 Four Nations Tournament.[7] In 2017, Lee was named KFA Footballer of the Year.[8]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list South Korea's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 January 2016 Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen, China   Vietnam 1–0 5–0 2016 Four Nations Tournament
2 8 November 2016 Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong   Guam 6–0 13–0 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
3 12–0
4 11 November 2016 Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong   Hong Kong 3–0 14–0 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
5 14 November 2016 Hong Kong Football Club Stadium, Hong Kong   Chinese Taipei 1–0 9–0 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship
6 5 April 2017 Kim Il-sung Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea   India 2–0 10–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification
7 28 February 2018 Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira, Portugal   Russia 1–0 3–1 2018 Algarve Cup
8 6 March 2018 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal   Sweden 1–1 1–1 2018 Algarve Cup
9 13 April 2018 King Abdullah II Stadium, Amman, Jordan   Vietnam 3–0 4–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup
10 4–0
11 16 April 2018 Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan   Philippines 2–0 5–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 May 2018.[9]
Club League Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels WK League 2012 22 7 22 7
2013 23 8 23 8
2014 22 4 22 4
2015 24 6 24 6
2016 21 7 21 7
2017 28 14 28 14
Total 140 33 0 0 0 0 140 33
INAC Kobe Leonessa Nadeshiko League 2018 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 144 33 0 0 0 0 144 33
  1. ^ Includes the Empress's Cup
  2. ^ Includes the Nadeshiko League Cup

InternationalEdit

As of 17 April 2018.[7]
National team Year Apps Goals
South Korea 2012 7 0
2013 6 0
2015 4 0
2016 13 5
2017 8 1
2018 7 5
Total 45 11

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b イ ミナ選手 新加入のお知らせ (in Japanese). INAC Kobe Leonessa. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "WK League player stats" (in Korean). WK League. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Incheon Hyundai Steel Defeats Hwacheon KSPO, Winning Total of 5 Champions Title of WK-League". Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ "2018プレナスなでしこリーグ1部[第1節]vs日体大FIELDS横浜の試合結果" (in Japanese). INAC Kobe Leonessa. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "2018プレナスなでしこリーグ1部[第12節]vsマイナビベガルタ仙台レディース 試合結果" (in Japanese). INAC Kobe Leonessa. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Kaiser: South Korean players to watch ahead of USWNT matches". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Lee Mina player profile" (in Korean). Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ a b "[KFA AWARD 2017] SON Heungmin and LEE Mina were awarded 2017 Player of the Year". Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Lee Min-a player profile" (in Korean). Naver.com. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Hyundai Steel are WK League Champions Again". Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels won their fourth title in a row". Korea Football Association. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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