Aya Miyama

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Aya Miyama
Miyama at the 2011 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Aya Miyama
Date of birth (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 (age 39)
Place of birth Oamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Nippon TV Beleza 6 (2)
2001–2008 Okayama Yunogo Belle 110 (62)
2009 Los Angeles Sol 20 (0)
2009 Okayama Yunogo Belle 6 (1)
2010 Saint Louis Athletica 5 (0)
2010 Atlanta Beat 17 (1)
2010–2016 Okayama Yunogo Belle 122 (48)
Total 286 (114)
National team
2003–2016 Japan 162 (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aya Miyama (宮間 あや, Miyama Aya, born January 28, 1985) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Miyama was a member of the Japan national team that won the 2011 World Cup.

She was named the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Player of the Year in 2011[1]

Miyama was a member of the women's team in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing.[2] She was elected captain of the team which won a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Her play was highlighted when she scored a crucial goal in her team's first game.[3]

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nippon TV Beleza 1999 0 0 -
2000 6 2 - -
Total 6 2 -
Okayama Yunogo Belle 2003 16 13 2 1 - - 18 14
2004 14 17 - -
2005 21 8 4 4 - - 25 12
2006 17 6 4 0 - - 21 16
2007 21 9 2 0 0 0 - 23 9
2008 21 9 2 1 - - 23 10
Total 110 62 0 0 -
Los Angeles Sol 2009 20 0 - - 1 0 21 0
Total 20 0 - - 1 0 21 0
Okayama Yunogo Belle 2009 6 1 2 2 - - 8 3
Total 6 1 2 2 - - 8 3
Saint Louis Athletica 2010 5 0 - - - 5 0
Total 5 0 - - - 5 0
Atlanta Beat 2010 17 1 - - - 17 1
Total 17 1 - - - 17 1
Okayama Yunogo Belle 2010 7 4 2 0 0 0 - 9 4
2011 16 9 3 1 - - 19 10
2012 - -
Total 23 13 5 1 0 0 - 18 14
Career total 187 79 1 0

1Includes 2009 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.

[4][5]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 6 2
2004 1 2
2005 9 2
2006 17 3
2007 17 6
2008 18 4
2009 1 1
2010 17 2
2011 18 4
2012 16 3
2013 7 1
2014 17 4
2015 13 4
2016 5 0
Total 162 38

References[change | change source]

  1. Asian Football Confederation (AFC), AFC Women Player of the Year: Aya Miyama; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  2. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Aya Miyama" Archived 2012-11-11 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-9.
  3. London2012,com, "Japan start with a win" Archived 2012-07-27 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-7.
  4. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  5. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]