Mizuho Sakaguchi

Mizuho Sakaguchi (阪口 夢穂, Sakaguchi Mizuho, born October 15, 1987) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Nippon TV Beleza. She also plays for the Japan national team.

Mizuho Sakaguchi
阪口 夢穂
Mizuho Sakaguchi in 2011.JPG
Sakaguchi playing in the 2011 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Mizuho Sakaguchi
Date of birth (1987-10-15) October 15, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nippon TV Beleza
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Speranza FC Takatsuki 21 (7)
2006–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 56 (15)
2009 FC Indiana 2 (1)
2010–2011 Albirex Niigata 28 (10)
2012– Nippon TV Beleza 117 (42)
National team
2006–2019 Japan 124 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 31, 2018

Club careerEdit

Sakaguchi was born in Sakai on October 15, 1987. In 2003, at the age of 15, she debuted in the L.League at Speranza FC Takatsuki. After graduating from high school, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2006. She was selected Best Eleven in 2007. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. She went to the United States and joined USL W-League club FC Indiana in 2009. In 2010, she returned to Japan and joined Albirex Niigata. She was selected Best Eleven in 2011. In 2012, she moved to Nippon TV Beleza. She was selected MVP awards for 3 years in a row (2015-2017). She was also selected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row (2013-2017).

National team careerEdit

In July 2006, Sakaguchi was selected to be on the Japan national team for the 2006 Asian Cup. At this competition, on July 19, she debuted and scored 2 goals against Vietnam.[1] She played in the 2011 World Cup where Japan won the championship; Sakaguchi scored one of the penalties in the shootout against United States in the final.[2] She also played in the 2015 World Cup where Japan came second.[3] She was also part of the silver medal winning 2012 Summer Olympic team.[4] From June 2016, she was given the number 10 shirt for Japan by new manager Asako Takakura. She played 124 games and scored 29 goals for Japan until 2018.

Club statisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Speranza FC Takatsuki 2003 9 1 0 0 - 9 1
2004 12 6 0 0 - 12 6
Total 21 7 0 0 - 21 7
Tasaki Perule FC 2006 16 4 4 1 - 20 5
2007 20 7 4 0 0 0 24 7
2008 20 4 3 0 - 23 4
Total 56 15 11 1 0 0 67 16
FC Indiana 2009 12 0 - - 12 0
Total 12 0 - - 12 0
Albirex Niigata 2010 12 4 3 0 4 3 19 7
2011 16 6 4 1 - 20 7
Total 28 10 7 1 4 3 39 14
Nippon TV Beleza 2012
Total
Career total 107 32 18 2 4 3 129 37

National team statisticsEdit

[1][5]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 7 10
2007 5 3
2008 17 1
2009 0 0
2010 4 1
2011 14 1
2012 14 1
2013 7 1
2014 17 8
2015 12 2
2016 6 0
2017 13 0
2018 8 1
Total 124 29
International Goals
Goal Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition Source
1 July 19, 2006 Hindmarsh Stadium   Vietnam women's national football team 3-0 5-0 2006 AFC Women's Asian Cup [6]
2 4-0
3 July 21, 2006 Hindmarsh Stadium   Chinese Taipei women's national football team 6-1 11-1
4 10-1
5 November 30, 2006 Al-Arabi Stadium, Doha   Jordan women's national football team 5-0 13-0 2006 Asian Games
6 6-0
7 7-0
8 9-0
9 11-0
10 December 4, 2006 Al-Gharafa Stadium, Al-Rayyan   Thailand women's national football team 1-0 4-0
11 February 14, 2007 Cyprus   Scotland women's national football team 1-0 2-0 Friendly
12 2-0
13 August 12, 2007 National Olympic Stadium (Tokyo)   Thailand women's national football team 5-0 5-0 Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification
14 March 10, 2008 Dasaki Stadium   Russia women's national football team 1-0 3-1 2008 Cyprus Cup
15 November 14, 2010 Huangpu Sports Center, Guangzhou   Thailand women's national football team 3-0 4-0 2010 Asian Games [7]
16 September 3, 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center   South Korea women's national football team 1-0 2-1 Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's Asian Qualifiers [8]
17 August 6, 2012 Wembley Stadium   France women's national football team 2-0 2-1 2012 Summer Olympics [9]
18 September 26, 2013 Chiba Soga Football Stadium   Nigeria women's national football team 2-0 2-0 Friendly [10]
19 May 18, 2014 Gò Đậu Stadium   Jordan women's national football team 3-0 7-0 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup [11]
20 6-0
21 September 13, 2014 Yamagata Park Stadium   Ghana women's national football team 2-0 5-0 Friendly [12]
22 September 18, 2014 Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, Incheon   Jordan women's national football team 3-0 12-0 2014 Asian Games [13]
23 4-0
24 11-0
25 September 22, 2014 Munhak Stadium, Incheon   Chinese Taipei women's national football team 1-0 3-0 [14]
26 September 29, 2014 Football Stadium, Incheon   Vietnam women's national football team 1-0 3-0 [15]
27 June 23, 2015 BC Place   Netherlands women's national football team 2-0 2-1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup [16]
28 November 29, 2015 Kras Stadion   Netherlands women's national football team 1-2 1-3 Friendly [17]
29 April 13, 2018 Amman International Stadium, Amman   Australia women's national soccer team 1-0 1-1 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup [18]

HonorsEdit

Teams
Champion: 2011
Runner-up: 2015
Gold Medal: 2010
Silver Medal 2006
Champion: 2008
Champion: 2007
Individual
Best Eleven: 2007, 2011, 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. ^ "USA v Japan - as it happened". Guardian. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ Mizuho Sakaguchi FIFA
  4. ^ "Mizuho Sakaguchi Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  5. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Archived 2018-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, 2016, 2017 Archived 2019-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, 2018 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
  6. ^ "Wayback Machine". 2007-09-30. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
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  9. ^ "ロンドンオリンピック 特設ページ|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.or.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  10. ^ "Japan v Nigeria" (PDF).
  11. ^ "試合結果|日程・結果|AFC女子アジアカップベトナム2014|なでしこジャパン|日本代表|JFA|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  12. ^ "なでしこジャパン WORLD MATCH 9/13 TOP". JFA|公益財団法人日本サッカー協会 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  13. ^ "日程・結果│第17回アジア競技大会(2014/仁川)|なでしこジャパン|日本代表|JFA|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
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  15. ^ "日程・結果│第17回アジア競技大会(2014/仁川)|なでしこジャパン|日本代表|JFA|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  16. ^ "試合結果│FIFA女子ワールドカップ カナダ2015|なでしこジャパン|日本代表|JFA|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  17. ^ "試合結果 | 国際親善試合 | なでしこジャパン | JFA|公益財団法人日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  18. ^ "試合結果│AFC女子アジアカップ ヨルダン 2018|なでしこジャパン|日本代表|JFA|日本サッカー協会". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved 2019-06-15.

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