Kanako Ito

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Kanako Ito
Personal information
Full name Kanako Ito
Date of birth (1983-07-20) July 20, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2008 Nippon TV Beleza 113 (46)
2010–2012 Nippon TV Beleza 50 (13)
2013–2014 AS Elfen Saitama 46 (30)
2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 20 (0)
2016 Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 17 (5)
2017 Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama 18 (10)
2018–2019 Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 34 (4)
Total 298 (108)
National team
2002 Japan U-20 3 (0)
2001–2012 Japan 13 (3)
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 2010
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1999
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2003
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2004
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2011
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2012
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2012
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
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2002
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2003
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Winner Empress's Cup 2015
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Chinese Taipei
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Team
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 India
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kanako Ito (伊藤 香菜子, Ito Kanako, born July 20, 1983) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Ito was born in Nerima, Tokyo on July 20, 1983. She joined NTV Beleza (later Nippon TV Beleza) in 1999. She was selected Best Eleven in 2001 and 2002. End of 2008 season, she left the club. But in 2010, she came back Nippon TV Beleza and she played until 2012. From 2013, she played for Chifure AS Elfen Saitama, INAC Kobe Leonessa and Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama. She retired end of 2019 season.[1]

On August 5, 2001, when Ito was 18 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against China. In 2002, she was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2002 U-19 World Championship. She played 13 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2012.

Statistics[change | change source]

[2][3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 6 2
2002 3 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 1 1
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 3 0
Total 13 3

References[change | change source]

  1. Chifure AS Elfen Saitama(in Japanese)
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2012 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]