Nakajima playing for Japan in 2016
|Full name||Emi Nakajima|
|Date of birth||September 27, 1990|
|Place of birth||Yasu, Shiga, Japan|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|INAC Kobe Leonessa|
|2006–2008||Yasu High School|
|2009–||INAC Kobe Leonessa||201||(34)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2020 season|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020
Biography[change | change source]
Nakajima was born in Yasu on September 27, 1990. After graduating from Yasu High School, she joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. The club won Nadeshiko League championship for 3 years in a row (2011-2013). She was also selected Best Eleven in 2013 and 2017.
Nakajima was included in Norio Sasaki's the Japan U-20 national team squad for the 2010 U-20 World Cup in Germany. She appeared in all three matches and scoring one goal in a 3–1 win against England, as Japan were eliminated in the group stage. Nakajima received her first cap for the the senior team against United States on May 14, 2011. On July 10, 2013, she was called up to the 2013 East Asian Cup in South Korea. She scored her first goal on July 20 in a 2–0 win against China in the first East Asian Cup final round match. In 2014, she played at 2014 Asian Cup and 2014 Asian Games. Japan won the championship at Asian Cup and the 2nd place at Asian Games. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won their second consecutive title. In 2019, she was selected Japan for 2019 World Cup.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|