Miyuki Yanagita

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Miyuki Yanagita
Personal information
Full name Miyuki Yanagita
Date of birth (1981-04-11) April 11, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 NTV Beleza 32 (7)
2000–2005 Tasaki Perule FC 85 (19)
2006–2012 Urawa Reds 122 (20)
Total 239 (46)
National team
1997–2008 Japan 91 (11)
Honours
NTV Beleza
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1997
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1998
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1999
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1997
Winner Empress's Cup 1997
Tasaki Perule FC
Winner Nadeshiko League 2003
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2001
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2002
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2005
Winner Empress's Cup 2002
Winner Empress's Cup 2003
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2000
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2001
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2005
Urawa Reds
Winner Nadeshiko League 2009
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2006
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2010
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2009
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Chinese Taipei
Bronze medal – third place 1997 China
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vietnam
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miyuki Yanagita (柳田 美幸, Yanagita Miyuki, born April 11, 1981) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yanagita was born in Chigasaki on April 11, 1981. When she was a high school student, she played for NTV Beleza. In 2000, she graduated from high school and she joined Tasaki Perule FC. In 2006, she moved to Urawa Reds. She retired end of 2012 season.[1] She played 239 matches at 3 clubs in Nadeshiko League and she was selected Best Eleven 3 times (2006, 2009 and 2010).

In December 1997, when Yanagita was 16 years old, she was selected the Japan national team for 1997 AFC Championship. At this competition, on December 5, she debuted and scored a goal against Guam. She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She played 91 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 2008.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 3 2
1998 0 0
1999 7 0
2000 3 0
2001 1 0
2002 10 1
2003 3 0
2004 11 0
2005 9 3
2006 15 4
2007 14 1
2008 15 0
Total 91 11

References[change | change source]

  1. Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  2. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]