Ruka Norimatsu

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Ruka Norimatsu
Personal information
Full name Ruka Norimatsu
Date of birth (1996-01-30) January 30, 1996 (age 28)
Place of birth Ageo, Saitama, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2008–2013 JFA Academy Fukushima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2020 Urawa Reds 73 (1)
2021– Omiya Ardija Ventus
National team
2012 Japan U-17 3 (0)
2016 Japan U-20 5 (0)
2014 Japan 2 (0)
Urawa Reds
Winner Nadeshiko League 2014
Winner Nadeshiko League 2020
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2019
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2017
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2014
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2019
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2020
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2014 Vietnam
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Papua New Guinea
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 China
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 China
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season

Ruka Norimatsu (乗松 瑠華, Norimatsu Ruka, born January 30, 1996) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Norimatsu was born in Ageo on January 30, 1996. After graduating from JFA Academy Fukushima, she joined her local club Urawa Reds in 2014. She was selected Best Young Player awards and Best Eleven in 2014 season. She played 73 matches until 2020. In 2021, she moved to Saitama's cross town rivals, Omiya Ardija Ventus.[1]

In September 2012, Norimatsu was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2012 U-17 World Cup. On May 8, 2014, when Norimatsu was 18 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against New Zealand. She played for Japan at 2014 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship. In 2016, she played as captain for the U-20 team at 2016 U-20 World Cup and Japan won the 3rd place.

Statistics[change | change source]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 2 0
Total 2 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Omiya Ardija Ventus(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2014 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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