Emi Yamamoto

Japanese association football player

Emi Yamamoto (山本 絵美, Yamamoto Emi, born March 9, 1982) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Emi Yamamoto
Personal information
Full name Emi Yamamoto
Date of birth (1982-03-09) March 9, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
Youth career
1997–1999 Shonan Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 145 (62)
2014–2020 NHK Spring Yokohama FC Seagulls 52+ (6+)
2021– Chifure AS Elfen Saitama
National team
2003–2004 Japan 22 (4)
Honours
Tasaki Perule FC
Winner Nadeshiko League 2003
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2001
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2002
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2005
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2007
Winner Empress's Cup 2002
Winner Empress's Cup 2003
Winner Empress's Cup 2006
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2000
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2001
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2005
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2007
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019 season

BiographyEdit

Yamamoto was born in Miura on March 9, 1982. After graduating from Shonan Women's High School, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2000. She was selected Best Young Player awards in 2000 season. The club won Nadeshiko League championship in 2003 and 2nd position 4 times. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. From 2009, she went to United States and Italy. In 2014, she returned to Japan and joined Regional Leagues club, Yokohama FC Seagulls (later NHK Spring Yokohama FC Seagulls). The club was promoted to Nadeshiko League Second Division from 2016 and she played as a regular player every season. In 2021, she moved to Chifure AS Elfen Saitama.[1]

On January 12, 2003, Yamamoto debuted for the Japan national team against United States. She played at 2003 AFC Championship. She was also a member of Japan for 2003 World Cup and 2004 Summer Olympics. She played 22 games and scored 4 goals for Japan until 2004.

StatisticsEdit

[2]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 14 1
2004 8 3
Total 22 4

ReferencesEdit

Other websitesEdit