Emi Nakajima

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Emi Nakajima
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Nakajima playing for Japan in 2016
Personal information
Full name Emi Nakajima
Date of birth (1990-09-27) September 27, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Yasu, Shiga, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Youth career
2006–2008 Yasu High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– INAC Kobe Leonessa 201 (34)
National team
2010 Japan U-20 3 (1)
2011– Japan 81 (14)
* 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

Emi Nakajima (中島 依美, Nakajima Emi, born September 27, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

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]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 0 0
2013 7 1
2014 12 4
2015 3 1
2016 7 1
2017 15 2
2018 19 4
2019 13 1
2020 3 0
Total 81 14

References[change | change source]

  1. List of match in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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