Akiko Niwata

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Akiko Niwata
Personal information
Full name Akiko Niwata
Date of birth (1984-09-12) September 12, 1984 (age 38)
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Matsushita Electric Panasonic Bambina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Speranza FC Takatsuki
2007–2012 Urawa Reds
National team
2002 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2003 Japan 1 (0)
Urawa Reds
Winner Nadeshiko League 2009
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2010
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2009
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 India
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Akiko Niwata (庭田 亜樹子, Niwata Akiko, born September 12, 1984) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Niwata was born in Osaka Prefecture on September 12, 1984. In 2000, she was promoted to Speranza FC Takatsuki from the youth team. In 2007, she moved to Urawa Reds. She retired end of 2012 season. She played 96 matches in Nadeshiko League and she was selected Best Eleven 2 times (2009 and 2010).[1]

In August 2002, Niwata was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2002 U-19 World Championship. On March 19, 2003, she debuted for the Japan national team against Thailand.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 1 0
Total 1 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)

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