Tomoe Kato

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Tomoe Kato
Personal information
Full name Tomoe Kato
Date of birth (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2008 Nippon TV Beleza 246 (22)
Total 246 (22)
National team
1997–2008 Japan 114 (8)
Honours
Nippon TV Beleza
Winner Nadeshiko League 1993
Winner Nadeshiko League 2000
Winner Nadeshiko League 2001
Winner Nadeshiko League 2002
Winner Nadeshiko League 2005
Winner Nadeshiko League 2006
Winner Nadeshiko League 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League 2008
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1994
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1997
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1998
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 1999
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2003
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2004
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1996
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1997
Winner Empress's Cup 1993
Winner Empress's Cup 1997
Winner Empress's Cup 2000
Winner Empress's Cup 2004
Winner Empress's Cup 2005
Winner Empress's Cup 2007
Winner Empress's Cup 2008
Runner-up Empress's Cup 1996
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2002
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2003
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1997 China
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Vietnam
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tomoe Kato (加藤 與惠, Kato Tomoe, born May 27, 1978) (former name; Tomoe Sakai, 酒井 與惠) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

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]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 7 0
1998 9 0
1999 13 0
2000 1 0
2001 4 0
2002 9 0
2003 14 2
2004 11 0
2005 9 1
2006 16 2
2007 17 2
2008 4 1
Total 114 8

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