|Full name||Ayaka Yamashita|
|Date of birth||September 29, 1995|
|Place of birth||Adachi, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa|
|2011–2013||Murata Women's High School|
|2014–2020||Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza||109||(0)|
|2021–||INAC Kobe Leonessa|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020
Biography[change | change source]
Yamashita was born in Adachi, Tokyo on September 29, 1995. After graduating from Murata Women's High School, she joined Nippon TV Beleza (later Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) in 2014. The club won Nadeshiko League championship and she was selected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row from 2015 to 2019. In 2021, she moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa.
In August 2015, when Yamashita was 19 years old, she was selected the Japan national team for 2015 East Asian Cup. At this competition, on August 4, she debuted against South Korea. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship. She also played at 2018 Asian Games and Japan won the championship. In 2019, she was selected Japan for 2019 World Cup.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|