Rumi Utsugi

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Rumi Utsugi
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Utsugi playing for Montpellier in 2013
Personal information
Full name Rumi Utsugi
Date of birth (1988-12-05) December 5, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
Nippon TV Beleza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2010 Nippon TV Beleza 76 (7)
2010–2016 Montpellier 111 (20)
2016–2019 Reign FC 48 (3)
Total 235 (30)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2005–2019 Japan 113 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rumi Utsugi (宇津木 瑠美, Utsugi Rumi, born December 5, 1988) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Utsugi was born in Kawasaki on December 5, 1988. She began her professional career at Nippon TV Beleza in 2004. During her time at the club, she won four Nadeshiko League titles and five Empress's Cups. In August 2010, after six years at Beleza, Utsugi departed her home country to sign for French club Montpellier. In June 2016, she moved to NWSL club Seattle Reign FC (later Reign FC). She played for the club until 2019.

In 2005, Utsugi was selected by the Japan national team. She played at four World Cups in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. Japan won the champions in 2011 and 2nd place in 2015. She also won the champions at 2014 and 2018 Asian Cup. She played 113 games and scored 6 goals for Japan until 2019.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 5 0
2006 2 0
2007 9 0
2008 10 4
2009 3 0
2010 9 1
2011 9 0
2012 7 0
2013 8 0
2014 12 0
2015 13 0
2016 3 0
2017 13 0
2018 8 1
2019 2 0
Total 113 6

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Football Association(in Japanese)
  2. List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]