|Full name||Yayoi Kobayashi|
|Date of birth||September 18, 1981|
|Place of birth||Tama, Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||1.56 m (5 ft 1+1⁄2 in)|
|1997–2014||Nippon TV Beleza||223||(50)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Biography[change | change source]
Kobayashi was born in Tama on September 18, 1981. She played for Nippon TV Beleza from 1997 to 2014. In her 18 seasons, she played 223 matches in Nadeshiko League. The club won Nadeshiko League championship 8 times and 2nd position 10 times. She also became top scorer in 2000 season and she was selected Best Eleven in 2000 and 2001.
On March 24, 1999, when Kobayashi was 17 years old, she debuted and scored a goal for the Japan national team against France. She was a member of Japan for 1999, 2003 World Cup and 2004 Summer Olympics. She also played at 2001, 2003 AFC Championship and 2002 Asian Games. She played 54 games and scored 12 goals for Japan until 2004.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|
References[change | change source]
- Japan Football Association(in Japanese)