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Yuika Sugasawa

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Yuika Sugasawa
菅澤 優衣香
Personal information
Full name Yuika Sugasawa
Date of birth (1990-10-05) October 5, 1990 (age 33)
Place of birth Chiba, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Urawa Reds
Number 9
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 94 (71)
Total 233 (134)
National team
2010 Japan U-20 2 (0)
2010– Japan 84 (29)
Honours
Albirex Niigata
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2011
JEF United Chiba
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2016
Urawa Reds
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2017
Representing  Japan
FIFA Women's World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2015 Canada
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2014 Vietnam
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jordan
Bronze medal – third place 2010 China
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Team
AFC U-19 Women's Championship
Gold medal – first place 2009 China
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:45, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:45, September 2022 (UTC)

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

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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.

Career statistics

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As of match played 11 December 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Albirex Niigata 2008 Nadeshiko League 11 2 - - 11 2
2009 17 2 1 0 - 18 2
2010 18 10 3 4 1 1 22 15
2011 14 5 4 3 - 18 8
2012 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 60 19 9 7 1 1 70 27
JEF United Chiba 2013 Nadeshiko League 11 4 2 2 9 5 22 11
2014 28 20 3 1 - 31 21
2015 23 15 3 0 - 26 15
2016 17 5 3 1 10 3 30 9
Total 79 44 11 4 14 8 104 56
Urawa Reds 2017 Nadeshiko League 18 9 4 2 7 3 29 14
2018 18 11 4 5 4 1 26 17
2019 17 15 3 0 4 4 24 19
2020 16 17 - 4 1 20 18
2021-22 WE League 20 14 - 4 3 24 17
2022-23 5 5 6 3 0 0 11 8
Total 94 71 17 10 23 12 134 93
Career Total 233 134 37 21 38 21 308 176

International

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As of match played 15 November 2022
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
2021 7 4
2022 6 5
Total 84 29

International goals

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Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 March 2012 Estádio Municipal, Parchal, Portugal  Denmark 1-0 2-0 2012 Algarve Cup
2. 5 April 2012 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan  Brazil 4-1 4-1 Kirin Challenge Cup
3. 8 May 2014 Kincho Stadium, Osaka, Japan  New Zealand 2-1 2-1 Friendly
4. 18 September 2014 Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, Incheon, South Korea  Jordan 2-0 12-0 2014 Asian Games
5. 6-0
6. 7-0
7. 26 September 2014 Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, South Korea  Hong Kong 8-0 9-0
8. 29 September 2014 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon, South Korea  Vietnam 3-0 3-0
9. 6 March 2015 Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal, Portugal  Portugal 3-0 3-0 2015 Algarve Cup
10. 12 June 2015 BC Place, Vancouver, Canada  Cameroon 2-0 2-1 2015 Women's World Cup
11. 13 June 2017 Den Dreef, Oud-Heverlee Leuven, Belgium  Belgium 0-1 1-1 Friendly
12. 2 March 2018 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal  Iceland 1-0 2-1 2018 Algarve Cup
13. 1 April 2018 Transcosmos Stadium Nagasaki, Isahaya, Japan  Ghana 6-1 7-1 Friendly
14. 21 August 2018 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang, Indonesia  Vietnam 1-0 7-0 2018 Asian Games
15. 6-0
16. 28 August 2018  South Korea 0-1 1-2
17. 31 August 2018  China 1-0 1-0
18. 2 June 2019 Stade Gérard Houllier, Le Touquet, France  Spain 1-1 1-1 Friendly
19. 14 June 2019 Roazhon Park, Rennes, France  Scotland 2-0 2-1 2019 Women's World Cup
20. 10 November 2019 Mikuni World Stadium, Kitakyushu, Japan  South Africa 2-0 2-0 2019 MS&AD Cup
21. 8 April 2021 Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai, Japan  Paraguay 4–0 7–0 Friendly
22. 11 April 2021 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan  Panama 1–0 7–0 Friendly
23. 4–0
24. 6–0
25. 30 January 2022 DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai, India  Thailand 1–0 7–0 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup
26. 4–0
27. 6–0
28. 7–0
29. 23 July 2022 Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima, Japan  Chinese Taipei 4–1 4-1 2022 EAFF E-1 Football Championship


Runner-Up: 2015
Champion: 2014, 2018
Gold medal: 2018
Silver medal: 2014
Top scorers: 2014, 2015
Best eleven: 2014, 2015

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