Karina Maruyama

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Karina Maruyama
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Maruyama playing for Japan
Personal information
Full name Karina Maruyama
Date of birth (1983-03-26) March 26, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1998–2000 Murata Women's High School
2001–2004 Nippon Sport Science University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 TEPCO Mareeze 86 (44)
2010 Philadelphia Independence 4 (0)
2010–2011 JEF United Chiba 14 (2)
2012–2016 Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki 96 (13)
Total 200 (59)
National team
2002 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2002–2014 Japan 79 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karina Maruyama (丸山 桂里奈, Maruyama Karina, born March 26, 1983) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team. Her husband is a former footballer Kenji Honnami.

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]

In September 2020, Maruyama married a former footballer Kenji Honnami. Honnami was a manager of Konomiya Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki when Maruyama played for the club from 2012 to 2016.[1]

Statistics[change | change source]

[2][3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 5 0
2003 12 6
2004 11 3
2005 3 0
2006 9 1
2007 1 0
2008 17 3
2009 2 0
2010 0 0
2011 8 1
2012 5 0
2013 4 0
2014 2 0
Total 79 14

References[change | change source]

  1. sanspo.com(in Japanese)
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]