Ariyoshi at the 2015 World Cup
|Full name||Saori Ariyoshi|
|Date of birth||November 1, 1987|
|Place of birth||Saga, Saga, Japan|
|Height||1.59 m (5 ft 2+1⁄2 in)|
|Omiya Ardija Ventus|
|2003–2005||Kamimura Gakuen High School|
|2006–2009||Nippon Sport Science University|
|2010–2020||Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza||175||(9)|
|2021–||Omiya Ardija Ventus|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season|
Biography[change | change source]
Ariyoshi was born in Saga on November 1, 1987. In 2008, when she was at Nippon Sport Science University, she debuted in the Nadeshiko League for TEPCO Mareeze. After graduating, she joined Nippon TV Beleza (later Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) in 2010. She played 175 matches for the club. She was selected for the Best Eleven four years in a row, from 2013 to 2016). In 2021, she moved to Omiya Ardija Ventus with teammate Mizuho Sakaguchi.
In February 2012, Ariyoshi was selected the Japan national team for 2012 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on February 29, she debuted against Norway. In 2014, she played at 2014 Asian Cup and 2014 Asian Games. Japan won the championship at Asian Cup and the 2nd place at Asian Games. In 2015, played at 2015 World Cup and Japan won the 2nd place. She played 6 matches and scored a goal. She was named candidates for the Golden Ball at the tournament. She was also a member for 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won their second consecutive title. She played 65 games and scored 1 goals for Japan until 2019.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|