Mina Tanaka

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Mina Tanaka
Personal information
Full name Mina Tanaka
Date of birth (1994-04-28) April 28, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Thailand
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Youth career
2007–2011 Nippon TV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2019 Nippon TV Beleza 153 (98)
2020 INAC Kobe Leonessa 18 (12)
2021– Bayer Leverkusen
National team
2010 Japan U-17 3 (1)
2012 Japan U-20 6 (0)
2013– Japan 42 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2020 season
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Mina Tanaka (田中 美南, Tanaka Mina, born April 28, 1994) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Tanaka was born in Thailand on April 28, 1994. In 2011, she was promoted to Nippon TV Beleza from the youth team. The club won the champions for 5 years in a row (2015-2019). She also became a top scorer for 4 years in a row (2016-2019). In 2020, she moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa. In 2021, she moved to German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Tanaka was part of the the Japan U-17 national team that finished in 2nd place at the 2010 U-17 World Cup and of the the U-20 team that finished in 3rd place at the 2012 U-20 World Cup. In February 2013, she received her first the senior team call-up. On March 8, she made her debut for Japan and scored her first goal in a 2–1 loss to Germany in the 2013 Algarve Cup. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 4 1
2014 0 0
2015 2 0
2016 0 0
2017 14 5
2018 15 8
2019 4 2
2020 3 0
Total 42 16

References[change | change source]

  1. List of match in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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