Rika Masuya

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Rika Masuya
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Masuya in 2016
Personal information
Full name Rika Masuya
Date of birth (1995-09-14) September 14, 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth Matsushige, Tokushima, Japan
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Youth career
2008–2013 JFA Academy Fukushima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2020 INAC Kobe Leonessa 133 (27)
2021– Sanfrecce Hiroshima
National team
2012 Japan U-17 3 (2)
2014–2018 Japan 27 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2020 season

Rika Masuya (増矢 理花, Masuya Rika, born September 14, 1995) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Masuya was born in Matsushige, Tokushima on September 14, 1995. After graduating from JFA Academy Fukushima, she joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2014. She played 133 matches and scored 27 goals for the club. In 2021, she moved to new club Sanfrecce Hiroshima.[1]

In September 2012, Masuya was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2012 U-17 World Cup. On September 13, 2014, when she was 18 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against Ghana. She played for Japan at 2014 Asian Games. She played 6 games and scored 2 goals. Japan won the 2nd place. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship. She played 27 games and scored 6 goals for Japan until 2018.

Statistics[change | change source]

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 7 2
2015 3 1
2016 3 0
2017 2 0
2018 12 3
Total 27 6

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanfrecce Hiroshima(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]