Yayoi Kobayashi

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Yayoi Kobayashi
Personal information
Full name Yayoi Kobayashi
Date of birth (1981-09-18) September 18, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Tama, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2014 Nippon TV Beleza 223 (50)
Total 223 (50)
National team
1999–2004 Japan 54 (12)
Honours
Nippon TV Beleza
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
Winner Nadeshiko League 2010
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
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2009
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2011
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2012
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2013
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2014
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 1999
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2007
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2010
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2012
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 1997
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
Winner Empress's Cup 2009
Winner Empress's Cup 2014
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2002
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2003
Representing  Japan
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Chinese Taipei
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yayoi Kobayashi (小林 弥生, Kobayashi Yayoi, born September 18, 1981) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

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]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 8 2
2000 1 0
2001 12 2
2002 11 1
2003 14 6
2004 8 1
Total 54 12

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