Maruyama playing for Japan
|Full name||Karina Maruyama|
|Date of birth||March 26, 1983|
|Place of birth||Ota, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|1998–2000||Murata Women's High School|
|2001–2004||Nippon Sport Science University|
|2010–2011||JEF United Chiba||14||(2)|
|2012–2016||Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki||96||(13)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Maruyama was born in Ota, Tokyo on 26 March 1983. After graduating from Nippon Sport Science University, she joined TEPCO Mareeze in 2005 and was assigned to the section of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. She was selected Best Young Player awards in 2005 season. She played for the club until 2009 season, in 2010 she went to United States. In September, she returned to Japan and joined JEF United Chiba. In 2012, she moved to Speranza FC Osaka-Takatsuki (later Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki). She retired at the end of the 2016 season.
In August 2002, Maruyama was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2002 U-19 World Championship. In October, she was selected the Japan national team for 2002 Asian Games. At this competition, on 2 October, she debuted against North Korea. She played in World Cup 2 times (2003 and 2011) and Summer Olympics 3 times (2004, 2008 and 2012). In the 2011 World Cup in Germany, she scored the only goal of the game, defeating the host country and taking Japan to its first ever semifinals of the tournament. She played as a substitute in the final as Japan defeated the United States. At 2012 Summer Olympics, Japan won the silver medal. She played 79 games and scored 14 goals for Japan until 2014.
Personal life[change | change source]
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|