|Full name||Tomoe Kato|
|Date of birth||May 27, 1978|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|1993–2008||Nippon TV Beleza||246||(22)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kato was born in Tokyo Metropolis on May 27, 1978. She played for Nippon TV Beleza from 1993 to 2008. The club won Nadeshiko League championship 8 times. She played 246 matches in Nadeshiko League. She was selected MVP awards 2 times in 2001 and 2002. She was also selected Best Eleven for 12 years in a row (1996-2007).
On June 8, 1997, when Kato was 19 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against China. She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003, 2007 World Cup, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She played 114 games and scored 8 goals for Japan until 2008.
Personal life[change | change source]
Kato got married and changed her name to Tomoe Kato (加藤 與惠) from Tomoe Sakai (酒井 與惠) in November 2007.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)