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Tomoe Kato (加藤 與惠, Katō Tomoe, born May 27, 1978) (former name; Tomoe Sakai, 酒井 與惠) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.

Tomoe Kato
加藤 與惠
Personal information
Full name Tomoe Kato
Date of birth (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2008 Nippon TV Beleza 246 (22)
Total 246 (22)
National team
1997–2008 Japan 114 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Kato was born in Tokyo on May 27, 1978. She played for Nippon TV Beleza from 1993 to 2008. The club won L.League championship 8 times. She played 246 matches in L.League. She was elected MVP awards 2 times in 2001 and 2002. She was also elected Best Eleven for 12 years in a row (1996-2007).

National team careerEdit

On June 8, 1997, when Kato was 19 years old, she debuted for Japan national team against China.[1] She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She played 114 games and scored 8 goals for Japan until 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

Kato got married and changed her name to Tomoe Kato (加藤 與惠) from Tomoe Sakai (酒井 與惠) in November 2007.

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 7 0
1998 9 0
1999 13 0
2000 1 0
2001 4 0
2002 9 0
2003 14 2
2004 11 0
2005 9 1
2006 16 2
2007 17 2
2008 4 1
Total 114 8

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