Ayumi Kaihori

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Ayumi Kaihori
Ayumi Kaihori 2015 (cropped).jpg
Kaihori at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ayumi Kaihori
Date of birth (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Speranza FC Takatsuki
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Speranza FC Takatsuki 58 (0)
2008–2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 157 (0)
Total 215 (0)
National team
2008–2015 Japan 53 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ayumi Kaihori (海堀 あゆみ, Kaihori Ayumi, born September 4, 1986) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

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]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Speranza FC Takatsuki 2004 1 0 1 0 - 2 0
2005 19 0 3 0 - 22 0
2006 17 0 1 0 - 18 0
2007 21 0 3 0 3 0 27 0
Total 58 0 8 0 3 0 69 0
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2008 21 0 4 0 - 25 0
2009 21 0 3 0 - 24 0
2010 18 0 4 0 5 0 27 0
2011 16 0 4 0 - 20 0
Total 76 0 15 0 5 0 96 0
Career total 134 0 23 0 8 0 165 0

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 3 0
2009 3 0
2010 7 0
2011 14 0
2012 7 0
2013 6 0
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
Total 53 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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