Miho Fukumoto

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Miho Fukumoto
Miho Fukumoto FIFA Women's World Cup CMR vs JPN June 12th, 2015.jpg
Fukumoto at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Miho Fukumoto
Date of birth (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Regina
Youth career
Kamimura Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2016 Okayama Yunogo Belle 259 (0)
2016–2018 INAC Kobe Leonessa 7 (0)
2019–2020 Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 11 (0)
2021– Sanfrecce Hiroshima Regina
National team
2002 Japan U-20 4 (0)
2002–2016 Japan 81 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019 season

Miho Fukumoto (福元 美穂, Fukumoto Miho, born October 2, 1983) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Fukumoto was born in Ibusuki on October 2, 1983. She joined for Okayama Yunogo Belle in 2001. She was selected Best Eleven 3 times (2006, 2012 and 2014). She played 259 matches for the club. In August 2016, she moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa. However she could hardly play in the match. In 2019, she moved to Chifure AS Elfen Saitama.[1] In 2021, she moved to new club, Sanfrecce Hiroshima Regina.[2]

In August 2002, Fukumoto was selected by the Japan U-20 national team for the 2002 U-19 World Championship. In October, she was selected by the Japan national team for the 2002 Asian Games. At this competition, on October 4, she debuted against Vietnam. She played in the World Cup 3 times (2007, 2011 and 2015) and at the Summer Olympics 2 times (2008 and 2012). Japan won the championship at the 2011 World Cup, came second in the 2015 World Cup and got a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She played 81 games for Japan until 2016.

Statistics[change | change source]

[3][4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 1 0
2003 1 0
2004 0 0
2005 4 0
2006 13 0
2007 14 0
2008 14 0
2009 0 0
2010 4 0
2011 5 0
2012 11 0
2013 3 0
2014 5 0
2015 4 0
2016 2 0
Total 81 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Chifure AS Elfen Saitama Archived 2018-12-04 at the Wayback Machine(in Japanese)
  2. Sanfrecce Hiroshima(in Japanese)
  3. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  4. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]