Hikaru Kitagawa

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Hikaru Kitagawa
Personal information
Full name Hikaru Kitagawa
Date of birth (1997-05-10) May 10, 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Albirex Niigata
Youth career
2010–2015 JFA Academy Fukushima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Urawa Reds 43 (4)
2018– Albirex Niigata 38 (2)
National team
2014 Japan U-17 5 (0)
2016 Japan U-20 6 (0)
2017 Japan 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Hikaru Kitagawa (北川 ひかる, Kitagawa Hikaru, born May 10, 1997) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kitagawa was born in Kanazawa on May 10, 1997. After graduating from JFA Academy Fukushima, she joined Urawa Reds in 2015. She played as regular right side back from first season. However her opportunity to play decreased from 2017. In September 2018, she moved to Albirex Niigata.[1]

Kitagawa played for the Japan U-17 national team at 2014 U-17 World Cup and the Japan U-20 national team at 2016 U-20 World Cup. Japan won the championship at U-17 World Cup and the 3rd place at U-20 World Cup. In 2017, she was selected the Japan national team for 2017 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 1, she debuted against Spain. She played 5 games for Japan in 2017.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 5 0
Total 5 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Albirex Niigata(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2017 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]