Natsuko Hara

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Natsuko Hara
Personal information
Full name Natsuko Hara
Date of birth (1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Ome, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2006 Nippon TV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2015 Nippon TV Beleza 149 (5)
Total 149 (5)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 3 (0)
2010 Japan 2 (0)
Nippon TV Beleza
Winner Nadeshiko League 2006
Winner Nadeshiko League 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League 2008
Winner Nadeshiko League 2010
Winner Nadeshiko League 2015
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2009
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2011
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2012
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2013
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2014
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2012
Winner Empress's Cup 2007
Winner Empress's Cup 2008
Winner Empress's Cup 2009
Winner Empress's Cup 2014
Representing  Japan
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2007 China
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2005 South Korea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Natsuko Hara (原 菜摘子, Hara Natsuko, born March 1, 1989) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Hara was born in Ome on March 1, 1989. She was promoted to Nippon TV Beleza from the youth team in 2006. Especially since 2009, she played in many games as a successor of the Japan national team player Homare Sawa moved to United States. She played for the club until 2015. In 10 seasons, she played 149 matches in Nadeshiko League and she was selected Best Eleven in 2015.[1]

In April 2005, when Hara was 16 years old, she was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2005 AFC U-17 Championship. At the tournament, she played as captain and she became top scorer with 12 goals. She was named "Asian Footballer of the Year". In November 2008, Hara was selected for the Japan U-20 national team for the 2008 U-20 World Cup. On January 13, 2010, she played for the Japan national team for the first time against Denmark. She played two games for Japan in 2010.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
Total 2 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Nippon TV Beleza
  2. List of match in 2010 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]