Eriko Arakawa

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Eriko Arakawa
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Personal information
Full name Eriko Arakawa
Date of birth (1979-10-30) October 30, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Number 18
Youth career
1995–1996 Nippon TV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2009 Nippon TV Beleza 140 (68)
2009 FC Gold Pride 19 (1)
2009 Nippon TV Beleza 4 (1)
2010–2012 Urawa Reds 31 (15)
2013–2014 AS Elfen Saitama 40 (30)
2015 Nippon TV Beleza 2 (0)
2016 Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 14 (4)
2017 Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama 12 (4)
2018– Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 25 (5)
National team
2000–2011 Japan 72 (20)
Honours
Nippon TV Beleza
Winner Nadeshiko League 2000
Winner Nadeshiko League 2001
Winner Nadeshiko League 2002
Winner Nadeshiko League 2005
Winner Nadeshiko League 2006
Winner Nadeshiko League 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League 2008
Winner Nadeshiko League 2015
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1997
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1998
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1999
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2003
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2004
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2009
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1997
Winner Empress's Cup 1997
Winner Empress's Cup 2000
Winner Empress's Cup 2004
Winner Empress's Cup 2005
Winner Empress's Cup 2007
Winner Empress's Cup 2008
Winner Empress's Cup 2009
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2002
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2003
Urawa Reds
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2010
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vietnam
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019 season

Eriko Arakawa (荒川 恵理子, Arakawa Eriko, born October 30, 1979) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Arakawa was born in Nerima, Tokyo on October 30, 1979. In 1997, she joined Nadeshiko League club Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza (later Nippon TV Beleza) from youth team. She was selected Best Eleven in 2003 and 2004. In the September 2008 WPS International Draft, she was drafted by FC Gold Pride in the top level US based Women's Professional Soccer league. In her first appearance for FC Gold Pride, Arakawa scored the club's first ever goal against Boston Breakers leading to a 2–1 victory. It would turn out to be her only goal of the season. Following the end of the 2009 WPS season, she was back to Nippon TV Beleza. In 2010, she moved to Urawa Reds. From 2013, she played for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama (2013-2014, 2016), Nippon TV Beleza (2015) and Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama (2017). She is currently playing for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama from 2018.

On 10 June 2000, Arakawa debuted for the Japan national team against Canada. She was a member of Japan for 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She played 72 games and scored 20 goals for Japan until 2011.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 2 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 13 5
2004 10 5
2005 0 0
2006 14 3
2007 15 4
2008 14 3
2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 3 0
Total 72 20

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]