Kyoko Yano

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Kyoko Yano
Personal information
Full name Kyoko Yano
Date of birth (1984-06-03) June 3, 1984 (age 37)
Place of birth Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2000–2002 Shonan Gakuin High School
2003–2006 Kanagawa University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Urawa Reds 111 (3)
Total 111 (3)
National team
2003–2012 Japan 74 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kyoko Yano (矢野 喬子, Yano Kyoko, born June 3, 1984) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yano was born in Yokohama on June 3, 1984. After graduating from Kanagawa University, she joined Urawa Reds in 2007. In 2007 season, she was selected Best Young Player awards. She retired end of 2012 season.[1] In 6 seasons, she played 111 matches in Nadeshiko League and she was selected Best Eleven every season.

In June 2003, Yano was a Kanagawa University student, she was selected to play for the Japan national team at the 2003 AFC Championship. At this competition, on June 11, she debuted and scored a goal against Guam. She played at the World Cup 3 times (2003, 2007 and 2011) and at the Summer Olympics 3 times (2004, 2008 and 2012). Japan won the championship at the 2011 World Cup and silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She played 74 games and scored 1 goals for Japan until 2012.

Statistics[change | change source]

[2][3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 9 1
2004 5 0
2005 5 0
2006 16 0
2007 6 0
2008 10 0
2009 1 0
2010 13 0
2011 4 0
2012 5 0
Total 74 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Urawa Reds
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  3. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]