Yuika Sugasawa

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Yuika Sugasawa
Yuika Sugasawa FIFA Women's World Cup CMR vs JPN June 12th, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Sugasawa at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Yuika Sugasawa
Date of birth (1990-10-05) October 5, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Youth career
2006–2008 JFA Academy Fukushima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Albirex Niigata 60 (19)
2013–2016 JEF United Chiba 79 (44)
2017– Urawa Reds 69 (48)
National team
2010 Japan U-20 2 (0)
2010– Japan 71 (20)
* 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

Yuika Sugasawa (菅澤 優衣香, Sugasawa Yuika, born October 5, 1990) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.

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]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 6 0
2011 0 0
2012 4 2
2013 2 0
2014 12 6
2015 14 2
2016 1 0
2017 4 1
2018 17 6
2019 9 3
2020 2 0
Total 71 20

References[change | change source]

  1. List of match in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

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