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Yūki Nagasato (永里 優季, Nagasato Yūki, born 15 July 1987) is a Japanese women's football striker.[2] She plays for National Women's Soccer League club Chicago Red Stars and Brisbane Roar in the Australian W-League. She is a member of the Japan national team, whom she represented in the 2011 World Cup, in which they defeated United States in the final.

Yūki Nagasato
永里 優季
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Nagasato playing for Wolfsburg in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-15) 15 July 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2009 Nippon TV Beleza 110 (69)
2010–2013 Turbine Potsdam 71 (48)
2013–2014 Chelsea 18 (5)
2015 Wolfsburg 9 (4)
2015–2017 Frankfurt 35 (8)
2017– Chicago Red Stars 45 (9)
2018–2019Brisbane Roar (loan) 11 (4)
National team
2004–2016 Japan 132 (58)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:36, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Nagasato was born in Atsugi on 15 July 1987. In 2001, she was promoted to Nippon TV Beleza from her youth team. In the 2002 season, she debuted in L.League. She became one of the division's top scorers in 2006 season. She also won the league championship 6 times (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008).

In 2010, Nagasato moved to Turbine Potsdam in Germany, where she won the Bundesliga's leading goal-scorer award. She also won the UEFA Champions League with that team. In 2013, she transferred to the English FA WSL club Chelsea.[3]

She joined Wolfsburg in early 2015 to play in a stronger league for the 2015 World Cup.[4] In August 2015, Nagasato joined UEFA Champions League 2015 winners Frankfurt.[5]

On 24 May 2017 it was announced that she had signed with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League, she appeared in only 6 games in 2017 due to injury.[6] In 2018 she was named Player of the Week for week 10 [7]

In October 2018, Nagasato signed with Brisbane Roar for the 2018–19 W-League season.[8]

National team careerEdit

In April 2004, Nagasato was elected Japan national team for 2004 Summer Olympics qualification. At this competition, on 22 April, she debuted against Thailand. She was also part of Japan's 2008 Summer Olympic team and 2007 World Cup.[9]

Since 2016, she wore the number 10 shirt for Japan, after Homare Sawa retired at 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[10] After the tournament, new Japan's manager Asako Takakura gave the number 10 to Mizuho Sakaguchi and Nagasato wore the number 9.[11]

Club statisticsEdit

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nippon TV Beleza 2001 0 0 - -
2002 2 0 - -
2003 0 0 2 0 - - 2 0
2004 13 3 - - 2 0
2005 21 18 5 6 - - 26 24
2006 16 18 3 2 - - 19 20
2007 18 14 4 1 2 3 - 24 18
2008 20 9 3 2 - - 23 11
2009 20 7 4 5 - - 24 12
Total 110 69 21 16 2 3 - 133 88
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 2009–10 10 6 1 0 - 5 2 16 8
2010–11 21 10 5 6 1 3 8 9 35 28
2011–12 19 13 2 2 6 7 27 22
2012–13 22 18 5 2 4 2 31 22
Total 72 47 13 10 1 3 23 20 109 80
Chelsea 2013 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 0
2014 13 5 3 1 4 1 - 20 7
Total 18 5 3 1 4 1 - 25 7
Wolfsburg 2014–15
1. FFC Frankfurt 2015–16
Chicago Red Stars 2017 6 1 0 0 0 0 - 6 1
2018 12 2 0 1 0 0 - 12 2
Total 18 3 0 1 0 0 - 18 3
Brisbane Roar 2018–19 W-League 11 4 - - - 11 4
Career total 206 124 37 27 7 7 23 20 237 178

National team statisticsEdit

[12][13]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 9 6
2006 13 9
2007 12 4
2008 17 9
2009 3 0
2010 3 1
2011 17 3
2012 16 9
2013 12 6
2014 9 5
2015 13 3
2016 7 3
Total 132 58

HonoursEdit

TeamsEdit

Nippon TV Beleza
Champions: 2002, 2005, 2008
Champions: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
Champion: 2007
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
Champions: 2010, 2011
Champion 2010
VfL Wolfsburg
Winner: 2014–15
Japan National Team
Champion: 2011
Runner-up: 2015
Champion: 2008
Silver Medal: 2012

IndividualEdit

Top scorer: 2006
Best Eleven: 2005, 2006
Top scorer: 2013

Personal lifeEdit

Her brother Genki was a professional footballer, and her younger sister Asano played for Turbine Potsdam. She married in July 2011[14] and changed her registered name from Nagasato to Ōgimi before the 2012 Summer Olympics. Upon her divorce in 2016, she re-assumed her maiden name.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japanese Medalists in London 2012 Olympics". joc.or.jp. Japanese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ Profile at Japan Football Association website
  3. ^ "Chelsea Sign World Cup Winner". She Kicks. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.waz-online.de/Sport/VfL-Frauenfussball/Og. imi-Der-VfL-holt-die-Weltmeisterin-sofort
  5. ^ "Yuki Ogimi verlässt VfL". wolfsburg.de. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Chicago Signs Japanese International Yuki Nagasato". chicagoredstars.com. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Yuki Nagasato Voted NWSL Player of the Week". 5 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Japanese superstar Nagasato heads for Brisbane". 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ "YUKI OGIMI JOINS CHELSEA LADIES FC". www.fawsl.com. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Ogimi receives No. 10 shirt before final Olympic qualifiers". The Japan Times Online. 25 February 2016. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  11. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  12. ^ Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  13. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)
  14. ^ On July 27, 2011 at Official site (in Japanese)

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