Saki Kumagai

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Saki Kumagai
Saki Kumagai in 2011.JPG
Kumagai playing for Japan in 2011
Personal information
Full name Saki Kumagai
Date of birth (1990-10-17) October 17, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Youth career
2006–2008 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Urawa Reds 44 (8)
2011–2013 Frankfurt 38 (2)
2013– Olympique Lyonnais 135 (25)
National team
2008–2010 Japan U-20 7 (0)
2008– Japan 112 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 19/2020 season
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Saki Kumagai (熊谷 紗希, Kumagai Saki, born October 17, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Kumagai was born in Sapporo on October 17, 1990. After graduating from Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, she joined for Urawa Reds in 2009. The club won Nadeshiko League championship in 2009 season. In July 2011, she moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt. After she played 2 season, she moved to French Division 1 Feminine club Olympique Lyonnais in June 2013. Kumagai scored the decisive penalty for Lyon in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final, following a player-of-the-match performance.

On March 7, 2008, when Kumagai was 17 years old, she debuted for the the Japan national team against Canada. In August, Kumagai was selected for the the Japan U-20 national team at the 2008 U-20 World Cup. In 2010, she played for the U-20 team as captain during the 2010 U-20 World Cup. In 2011, she was part of Japan's World Cup-winning team, scoring the winning penalty in the final against the United States. She was also in the squad at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 World Cup. Japan came second at both competitions. In January 2017, she was named Japan's captain by manager Asako Takakura. In 2018, Japan won the 2018 Asian Cup. She has played more than 100 games for Japan. On November 10, 2019, Kumagai scored her first ever goal in a friendly match for Japan in a 2–0 win against South Africa.

Statistics[change | change source]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Reds 2009 21 2 4 1 - - 25 3
2010 18 6 4 2 2 0 - 24 8
2011 5 0 0 0 - - 5 0
Total 44 8 8 3 2 0 - 54 11
Frankfurt 2011–12 20 2 3 0 - 8 0 31 2
Total 20 2 3 0 - 8 0 31 2
Career total 64 10 15 3 2 0 8 0 89 13

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 15 0
2011 16 0
2012 16 0
2013 9 0
2014 5 0
2015 11 0
2016 7 0
2017 9 0
2018 10 0
2019 10 1
2020 2 0
Total 112 1

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, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]