Ayako Kitamoto

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Ayako Kitamoto
Personal information
Full name Ayako Kitamoto
Date of birth (1983-06-22) June 22, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1999–2001 Hokkaido Bunkyo University Meisei High School
2002–2003 Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 Urawa Reds 118 (58)
2014–2015 Orca Kamogawa FC
Total 118+ (58+)
National team
2002 Japan U-20 3 (0)
2004–2010 Japan 17 (4)
Teams managed
2014–2017 Orca Kamogawa FC
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ayako Kitamoto (北本 綾子, Kitamoto Ayako, born June 22, 1983) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kitamoto was born in Sapporo on June 22, 1983. After graduating from Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education, she played for Urawa Reds from 2004 to 2010. The club won Nadeshiko League champions in 2004 and 2009. She was also selected Best Eleven in 2009. She retired end of 2010 season. In 2014, she came back as playing manager at new club Orca Kamogawa FC. She played until 2015 season.

In August 2002, Kitamoto was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2002 U-19 World Championship. On June 6, 2004, she debuted for the Japan national team against United States. She played 17 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 2 3
2005 4 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 0
2008 2 0
2009 3 0
2010 5 1
Total 17 4

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2010 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]