Yumi Obe

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Yumi Obe
Personal information
Full name Yumi Obe
Date of birth (1975-02-15) February 15, 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Sakaiminato, Tottori, Japan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Nikko Securities Dream Ladies 136 (17)
1999 OKI FC Winds 13 (2)
2000–2006 TEPCO Mareeze 108 (2)
Total 257 (21)
National team
1991–2004 Japan 85 (6)
Teams managed
2006 TEPCO Mareeze
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yumi Obe (大部 由美, Obe Yumi, born February 15, 1975) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Obe was born in Sakaiminato on February 15, 1975. She joined Nikko Securities Dream Ladies in 1991. She was selected Young Player Awards in 1991 and Best Eleven for 4 years in a row (1995-1998). The club also won Nadeshiko League championship for 3 years in a row (1996-1998). However, the club was disbanded in 1998 due to financial strain. She moved to OKI FC Winds in 1999. But the club was disbanded end of season. She moved to YKK Tohoku Ladies SC Flappers (later TEPCO Mareeze). End of 2006 season, she retired. She was selected Best Eleven total 7 times in her career.

On August 21, 1991, when Obe was 16 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against China. She was a member of Japan for 1991, 1995, 2003 World Cup, 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. She played at 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 AFC Championship, 1998 and 2002 Asian Games. She played 85 games and scored 6 goals for Japan until 2004. She was also the captain.

At TEPCO Mareeze, when Obe was a player, club manager Takahiro Kimura end of 2006 Nadeshiko League season in November. She managed as playing manager in 2006 Empress's Cup in December.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 0 0
1995 10 1
1996 10 1
1997 4 0
1998 5 0
1999 6 2
2000 6 1
2001 12 1
2002 10 0
2003 15 0
2004 4 0
Total 85 6

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