Sugasawa at the 2015 World Cup
|Full name||Yuika Sugasawa|
|Date of birth||October 5, 1990|
|Place of birth||Chiba, Chiba, Japan|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2006–2008||JFA Academy Fukushima|
|2013–2016||JEF United Chiba||79||(44)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020
Biography[change | change source]
Sugasawa was born in Chiba on October 5, 1990. She joined Albirex Niigata from JFA Academy Fukushima in 2008. In 2013, she moved to her local club JEF United Chiba. She became top scorer in 2014 and 2015. In 2017, she moved to Urawa Reds. She was selected Best Eleven 3 times (2014, 2015 and 2017). She became top scorer in 2020.
On January 13, 2010, Sugasawa debuted for the Japan national team against Denmark. In July, she was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2010 U-20 World Cup and she played 2 matches. She then scored the first goal for Japan senior team in a 2–0 victory over Denmark on March 2, 2012 which won the 2012 Algarve Cup. She was a member of Japan for 2015 World Cup and Japan won the 2nd place. In Asia, she was also a member for 2014 and 2018 Asian Cup. Japan won the championship at both tournaments.
Statistics[change | change source]
|Japan national team|