|Full name||Aya Shimokozuru|
|Date of birth||June 7, 1982|
|Place of birth||Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Matsushita Electric Panasonic Bambina|
|1999–2004||Speranza FC Takatsuki||63||(5)|
|2005–2008||Tasaki Perule FC||77||(4)|
|2009||Speranza FC Takatsuki||14||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
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]
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)