Aya Shimokozuru

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Aya Shimokozuru
Personal information
Full name Aya Shimokozuru
Date of birth (1982-06-07) June 7, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Matsushita Electric Panasonic Bambina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Speranza FC Takatsuki 63 (5)
2005–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 77 (4)
2009 Speranza FC Takatsuki 14 (1)
2010–2011 TEPCO Mareeze 18 (3)
2012–2013 Vegalta Sendai 35 (7)
Total 207 (20)
National team
2004–2008 Japan 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aya Shimokozuru (下小鶴 綾, Shimokozuru Aya, born June 7, 1982) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

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Shimokozuru was born in Nagaokakyo on June 7, 1982. In 1999, she joined Matsushita Electric Panasonic Bambina (later Speranza FC Takatsuki) from the youth team. In 2005, she moved to Tasaki Perule FC. She was selected Best Eleven in 2005, 2006. However, in 2008, the club was disbanded due to financial strain and she retired. In May 2009, she came back at Speranza FC Takatsuki. In 2010, she moved to TEPCO Mareeze. However, the club was disbanded for Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. She moved to new club Vegalta Sendai and played as captain. She retired end of 2013 season.

In April 2004, Shimokozuru was selected the Japan national team for 2004 Summer Olympics qualification. At this competition, on April 18, she debuted against Vietnam. She was a member of Japan for 2004 Summer Olympics. She also played at 2006, 2008 Asian Cup and 2006 Asian Games. She played 28 games for Japan until 2008.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 10 0
2005 5 0
2006 11 0
2007 1 0
2008 1 0
Total 28 0

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