Kaihori at the 2015 World Cup
|Full name||Ayumi Kaihori|
|Date of birth||September 4, 1986|
|Place of birth||Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Speranza FC Takatsuki|
|2004–2007||Speranza FC Takatsuki||58||(0)|
|2008–2015||INAC Kobe Leonessa||157||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kaihori was born in Nagaokakyo on September 4, 1986. In 2004, she was a high school student, she joined Speranza FC Takatsuki from the youth team. She moved to INAC Leonessa (later INAC Kobe Leonessa) in 2008. The club won Nadeshiko League championship for 3 years in a row (2011-2013). She was also selected Best Eleven 2 times in 2011 and 2013. She retired end of 2015 season.
In May 2008, Kaihori was selected the Japan national team for 2008 Asian Cup. At this competition, on May 31, she debuted against Chinese Taipei. She was Japan's goalkeeper in the 2011 World Cup final, where she saved two penalties from Shannon Boxx and Tobin Heath in the shoot-out which saw Japan defeat the United States by winning 3–1. She was part of the Japanese team that won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, playing in one game, vs South Africa, which saw Kaihori keep a clean sheet. She also played 5 matches at 2015 World Cup and Japan won 2nd position. She played 53 games for Japan until 2015.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Speranza FC Takatsuki||2004||1||0||1||0||-||2||0|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa||2008||21||0||4||0||-||25||0|
|Japan national team|