Moeka Minami

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Moeka Minami
Personal information
Full name Moeka Minami
Date of birth (1998-12-07) December 7, 1998 (age 25)
Place of birth Yoshikawa, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Youth career
2014–2016 Urawa Reds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Urawa Reds 31 (1)
National team
2014 Japan U-17 1 (0)
2018 Japan U-20 6 (0)
2019– Japan 12 (0)
Urawa Reds
Winner Nadeshiko League 2020
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2019
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2017
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2019
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2020
Representing  Japan
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2018 France
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2017 China
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2014 Costa Rica
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2013 China
* 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

Moeka Minami (南 萌華, Minami Moeka, born December 7, 1998) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Minami was born in Yoshikawa on December 7, 1998. She was promoted to Nadeshiko League club Urawa Reds from their youth team in 2017.[1] She was selected Best Eleven in 2019 and 2020.

In 2014, Minami was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2014 U-17 World Cup. She played 1 game against Paraguay in group stage and Japan won the championship. In 2018, Minami was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2018 U-20 World Cup. She played in full-time in all 6 matches as center back and Japan team captain. Japan won the championship and she was also selected Bronze Ball awards.

In February 2019, Minami was selected the Japan national team for SheBelieves Cup. At this tournament, on March 2, she debuted as center back against Brazil. In 2019, she was selected the Japan for 2019 World Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 10 0
2020 2 0
Total 12 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Urawa Reds(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2019, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]