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Asuna Tanaka
田中 明日菜
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Personal information
Full name Asuna Tanaka
Date of birth (1988-04-23) 23 April 1988 (age 35)
Place of birth Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Gyeongju KHNP
Number 4
Youth career
2004–2006 Tokiwagi Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Tasaki Perule FC 32 (2)
2009–2013 INAC Kobe Leonessa 80 (15)
2013–2014 Frankfurt 22 (1)
2014–2017 INAC Kobe Leonessa 39 (3)
2018– Gyeongju KHNP 0 (0)
Total 173 (21)
National team
2008 Japan U-20 4 (1)
2011–2016 Japan 39 (3)
Honours
Tasaki Perule FC
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2007
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2007
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Winner Nadeshiko League 2011
Winner Nadeshiko League 2012
Winner Nadeshiko League 2013
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2016
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2017
Winner Nadeshiko League Cup 2013
Runner-up Nadeshiko League Cup 2012
Winner Empress's Cup 2010
Winner Empress's Cup 2011
Winner Empress's Cup 2012
Winner Empress's Cup 2013
Winner Empress's Cup 2015
Winner Empress's Cup 2016
Representing Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London Team
FIFA Women's World Cup
Gold 2011 Germany
Silver 2015 Canada
AFC U-19 Women's Championship
Silver 2007 China
AFC U-16 Women's Championship
Gold 2005 South Korea
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2017.
† Appearances (Goals).

Asuna Tanaka (田中 明日菜, Tanaka Asuna, born 23 April 1988) is a Japanese football player. She plays for Gyeongju KHNP. She played for Japan national team.

Club career

Tanaka was born in Sakai on 23 April 1988. After graduating from high school, she joined Tasaki Perule FC in 2007. However, the club was disbanded in 2008 due to financial strain. She moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. She was selected Best Eleven in 2011 and 2012. She moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt in July 2013. In October 2014, she returned to INAC Kobe Leonessa. She moved to Korean WK League club Gyeongju KHNP.

National team career

Hope Solo save 1
Gold medal match in 2012 London Olympics. Tanaka-red 14, Abby Wambach-blue 14, Hope Solo-1, Becky Sauerbrunn-4

In November 2008, Tanaka was selected by the Japan U-20 national team for the 2008 U-20 World Cup. In March 2011, Tanaka was selected by the Japan national team for the 2011 Algarve Cup. At this competition, on 4 March, she debuted against Finland. In July, she played at the 2011 World Cup as Japan won the championship. She also played at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 World Cup. Japan won 2nd place at both tournaments. She played 39 games and scored 3 goals for Japan until 2016.

Club statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tasaki Perule FC 2007 13 0 3 0 3 0 19 0
2008 19 2 3 0 22 2
Total 32 2 6 0 3 0 41 2
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 19 4 3 1 22 5
2010 18 5 4 2 5 1 27 8
2011 16 4 4 1 20 5
2012 18 1 4 1 6 0 28 2
2013 9 1 3 0 12 1
Total 80 15 15 5 14 1 109 21
Frankfurt 2013–14 18 1 4 0 22 1
2014–15 4 0 1 1 1* 0* 6 1
Total 22 1 5 1 1 0 28 2
Career total 134 18 26 6 18 1 178 25

*Champions League

National team statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 6 2
2012 13 1
2013 9 0
2014 2 0
2015 6 0
2016 3 0
Total 39 3

National team Goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 September 2011 Jinan, China Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
2–0
3–0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
2. 11 September 2011 Jinan, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
1–0
1–0
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers
3. 2 March 2012 Faro, Portugal Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2–2
4–3
2012 Algarve Cup

Honors

International

Japan National Team
  • AFC U-17 Women's Championship
Champion: 2005
Champion: 2011

Club

INAC Kobe Leonessa
  • L.League
Champions: 2011, 2012
  • Empress's Cup
Champions: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Japan and South Korea Women's League Championship
Champion: 2012
Frankfurt
  • DFB-Pokal
Champion: 2013–14

Individual

  • L.League Division 1
Best Eleven: 2011, 2012

See also

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