Nozomi Yamago

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Nozomi Yamago
Personal information
Full name Nozomi Yamago
Date of birth (1975-01-16) January 16, 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1990–1992 Honjo Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Iga FC Kunoichi 115 (0)
2002–2004 Saitama Reinas FC 47 (0)
2005 California Storm
2005–2012 Urawa Reds 123 (0)
2013–2014 AS Elfen Saitama 41 (0)
Total 326 (0)
National team
1997–2011 Japan 96 (0)
Honours
Iga FC Kunoichi
Winner Nadeshiko League 1995
Winner Nadeshiko League 1999
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1996
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2000
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1997
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1998
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1996
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Winner Empress's Cup 1995
Winner Empress's Cup 1998
Winner Empress's Cup 2001
Runner-up Empress's Cup 1993
Runner-up Empress's Cup 1994
Runner-up Empress's Cup 1997
Runner-up Empress's Cup 1999
Urawa Reds
Winner Nadeshiko League 2004
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 2004
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2009
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
FIFA Women's World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Germany
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Chinese Taipei
Bronze medal – third place 1997 China
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vietnam
Bronze medal – third place 2010 China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
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

Nozomi Yamago (山郷 のぞみ, Yamago Nozomi, born January 16, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yamago was born in Saitama on January 16, 1975. After graduating from Honjo Women's High School, she joined Prima Ham FC Kunoichi (later Iga FC Kunoichi) in 1993. In 2002, she moved to her local club Saitama Reinas FC (later Urawa Reds). In 2005, she moved to Women's Premier Soccer League club California Storm. End of 2005 season, she returned to Urawa Reds in September. In 2012, she moved to AS Elfen Saitama. She retired in 2014. She was selected Best Eleven 10 times (1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010).

On June 15, 1997, Yamago debuted for the Japan national team against China. She was a member of Japan squads at the 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cups, as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2011 World Cup, Japan won the championship. She played 96 games for Japan until 2011.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 6 0
1998 8 0
1999 10 0
2000 4 0
2001 10 0
2002 8 0
2003 15 0
2004 10 0
2005 5 0
2006 4 0
2007 3 0
2008 3 0
2009 2 0
2010 7 0
2011 1 0
Total 96 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2010, 2011 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]