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Ayaka Yamashita
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Full name Ayaka Yamashita
Date of birth September 29, 1995 (1995-09-29) (age 25)
Place of birth Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club INAC Kobe Leonessa
Youth career
2011–2013 Murata Women's High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2020 Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza 109 (0)
2021– INAC Kobe Leonessa
National team
2015– Japan 37 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Ayaka Yamashita (山下 杏也加 , Yamashita Ayaka, born September 29, 1995) is a Japanese football player. She plays for the Japan national team.


Yamashita was born in Adachi, Tokyo on September 29, 1995. After graduating from Murata Women's High School, she joined Nippon TV Beleza (later Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) in 2014. The club won Nadeshiko League championship and she was selected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row from 2015 to 2019. In 2021, she moved to INAC Kobe Leonessa.

In August 2015, when Yamashita was 19 years old, she was selected the Japan national team for 2015 East Asian Cup. At this competition, on August 4, she debuted against South Korea. In 2018, she played at 2018 Asian Cup and Japan won the championship. She also played at 2018 Asian Games and Japan won the championship. In 2019, she was selected Japan for 2019 World Cup.


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 3 0
2017 5 0
2018 14 0
2019 10 0
2020 2 0
Total 37 0
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