|Full name||Nao Shikata|
|Date of birth||November 5, 1979|
|Place of birth||Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|1995–2008||Nippon TV Beleza||147||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Shikata was born in Kamakura on November 5, 1979. When she was a Fujisawa Nishi High School student, she joined Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza (later Nippon TV Beleza) in 1995. She was selected Best Eleven in 2005. The club won Nadeshiko League 7 times. She retired in 2008.
In December 2001, Shikata was selected the Japan national team for 2001 AFC Championship. At this competition, on December 4, she debuted against Singapore. She also played at 2006 Asian Cup. This competition was her last game for Japan. She played 8 games for Japan until 2006.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)