Aya Sameshima

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Aya Sameshima
Aya Sameshima in 2011.JPG
Sameshima at the 2011 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Aya Sameshima
Date of birth (1987-06-16) June 16, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Omiya Ardija Ventus
Youth career
2003–2005 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 TEPCO Mareeze 98 (18)
2011 Boston Breakers 5 (0)
2011–2012 Montpellier 18 (0)
2012–2014 Vegalta Sendai 21 (3)
2015–2020 INAC Kobe Leonessa 102 (2)
2021– Omiya Ardija Ventus
National team
2008–2019 Japan 113 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Aya Sameshima (鮫島 彩, Sameshima Aya, born June 16, 1987) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

After playing for the Japan U-20 national team at the 2006 AFC U-19 Championship in 2006, Sameshima made her the full international debut on March 10, 2008, against Russia, and played in the 2008 Asian Cup that year, scoring the first goal in an 11–0 win over Chinese Taipei. In 2010, she played in the 2010 Asian Games, winning a gold medal as Japan won the tournament. In 2011, she was part of the Japan squad for the 2011 World Cup, playing in every match for the World Cup Champion Japanese team. She was part of the Japanese team that won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also played in the 2015 World Cup and Japan won 2nd place. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and won the championship. She played 103 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 2019.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
TEPCO Mareeze 2006 17 1 2 0 - 19 1
2007 21 8 3 0 4 3 28 11
2008 21 5 3 0 - 24 5
2009 21 1 3 1 - 24 2
2010 18 3 2 0 5 3 25 6
Total 98 18 13 1 9 6 120 25
Boston Breakers[1] 2011 5 0 - - 5 0
Total 5 0 - - 5 0
Montpellier[1] 2011-2012 18 0 5 0 - 23 0
Total 18 0 5 0 - 23 0
Vegalta Sendai[1] 2012
Total
Career total 121 18 18 1 9 6 148 25

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 1
2009 3 0
2010 15 1
2011 18 0
2012 14 0
2013 3 0
2014 2 1
2015 12 1
2016 3 0
2017 13 0
2018 18 1
2019 10 0
Total 113 5

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Soccerway.com, A. Sameshima; retrieved 2012-8-9.
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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