Hina Sugita

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Hina Sugita
Sugita playing for Japan in 2019
Personal information
Full name Hina Sugita
Date of birth (1997-01-31) January 31, 1997 (age 27)
Place of birth Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Youth career
2012–2014 Fujieda Junshin High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– INAC Kobe Leonessa 93 (16)
National team
2012–2014 Japan U-17 9 (7)
2016 Japan U-20 6 (1)
2018– Japan 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Hina Sugita (杉田 妃和, Sugita Hina, born January 31, 1997) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Sugita was born in Kitakyushu on January 31, 1997. After graduating from Fujieda Junshin High School, she joined Nadeshiko League club INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2015. She debuted as midfielder in 2015. She became a regular player in 2016 and was selected Best Young player award in 2016 season.[1]

In September 2012, when Sugita was 15 years old, she was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2012 U-17 Women's World Cup. She played all 4 matches and scored 2 goals. In 2013, she played at 2013 AFC U-16 Women's Championship and Japan won the champions for 2 championship in a row. She also scored 6 goals and was selected MVP award. In 2014, she was selected the U-17 Japan for 2014 U-17 Women's World Cup. She played 5 matches as captain and scored 5 goals. Japan won the champions first time. She was also selected Golden Ball (MVP) award. In November 2016, she was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup. She played all 6 matches and Japan won the 3rd place. She was also selected Golden Ball award.

On August 2, 2018, Sugita debuted for the Japan national team as substitute midfielder from the 72nd minute against Australia. In 2019, she was selected the Japan for 2019 World Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 1 0
2019 14 0
2020 3 0
Total 18 0

References[change | change source]

  1. INAC Kobe Leonessa Archived 2019-06-16 at the Wayback Machine(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2018, 2019, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]