Asuna Tanaka

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Asuna Tanaka
Asuna Tanaka 2012 (cropped).jpg
Tanaka at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Asuna Tanaka
Date of birth (1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gyeongju KHNP
Youth career
2004–2006 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 32 (2)
2009–2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 80 (15)
2013–2014 Frankfurt 22 (1)
2014–2017 INAC Kobe Leonessa 39 (3)
2018– Gyeongju KHNP
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2011–2016 Japan 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2017 season

Asuna Tanaka (田中 明日菜, Tanaka Asuna, born April 23 1988) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tanaka was born in Sakai on April 23, 1988. After graduating from Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2007. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. She moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. She was selected Best Eleven in 2011 and 2012. She moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt in July 2013.[1] In October 2014, she returned to INAC Kobe Leonessa.[2] She moved to Korean WK League club Gyeongju KHNP.[3]

In November 2008, Tanaka was selected by the Japan U-20 national team for the 2008 U-20 World Cup. In March 2011, Tanaka was selected by the Japan national team for the 2011 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 4, she debuted against Finland. In July, she played at the 2011 World Cup as Japan won the championship. She also played at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 World Cup. Japan won the 2nd place at both tournaments. She played 39 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2016.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tasaki Perule FC 2007 13 0 3 0 3 0 19 0
2008 19 2 3 0 - 22 2
Total 32 2 6 0 3 0 41 2
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 19 4 3 1 - 22 5
2010 18 5 4 2 5 1 27 8
2011 16 4 4 1 - 20 5
Total 53 13 11 4 5 1 69 18
Career total 85 15 17 4 8 1 110 20

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 6 2
2012 13 1
2013 9 0
2014 2 0
2015 6 0
2016 3 0
Total 39 3

References[change | change source]

  1. INAC Kobe Leonessa(in Japanese)
  2. INAC Kobe Leonessa(in Japanese)
  3. INAC Kobe Leonessa(in Japanese)
  4. List of match in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]