Kumi Yokoyama

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Kumi Yokoyama
Kumi Yokoyama (cropped).jpg
Yokoyama at Frankfurt in 2017
Personal information
Full name Kumi Yokoyama
Date of birth (1993-08-13) August 13, 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Tama, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Washington Spirit
Youth career
2009–2011 Jumonji High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Okayama Yunogo Belle 31 (3)
2014–2017 AC Nagano Parceiro 74 (87)
2017–2018 Frankfurt 22 (4)
2018–2019 AC Nagano Parceiro 27 (11)
2020– Washington Spirit 4 (1)
National team
2010 Japan U-17 6 (6)
2012 Japan U-20 6 (1)
2015– Japan 43 (17)
* 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

Kumi Yokoyama (横山 久美, Yokoyama Kumi, born August 13, 1993) is a Japanese football player. They play for the Japan national team. Yokoyama goes by singular they pronouns.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Yokoyama was born in Tama on August 13, 1993. After graduating from Jumonji High School, they joined Okayama Yunogo Belle in 2012. In 2014, they moved to Nadeshiko League Division 2 club AC Nagano Parceiro. They became top scorer in 2014 and 2015. The club was also promoted to Division 1 from 2016. In 2016 season, they were selected Best Eleven. In July 2017, they moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt.[2] In July 2018, they returned to AC Nagano Parceiro. In 2020, they moved to Washington Spirit.

In 2010, Yokoyama was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2010 U-17 World Cup. They played 6 games and scored 6 goals, and Japan won 2nd place. They received one of the ten 2010 FIFA Puskás Award nominations for their winning goal in the semifinals against North Korea, which made the headlines and was compared to Diego Maradona's second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup. In 2012 they were also a member of the Japan U-20 national team for 2012 U-20 World Cup which Japan won the 3rd place. In March 2015, they were selected the Japan national team for 2015 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on March 6, they debuted and scored a goal against Portugal. In 2018, they played at 2018 Asian Cup. They scored 4 goals include 2 goals at semifinal and a goal at final, and Japan won the championship.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 5 2
2016 8 3
2017 11 6
2018 11 5
2019 8 1
Total 43 17

References[change | change source]

  1. "Japan's Yokoyama comes out as transgender man". Reuters. June 22, 2021.
  2. AC Nagano Parceiro Archived 2018-04-27 at the Wayback Machine(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]