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Ayumi Kaihori
海堀 あゆみ
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Kaihori at the 2015 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ayumi Kaihori
Date of birth (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 37)
Place of birth Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Speranza FC Takatsuki
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Speranza FC Takatsuki 58 (0)
2008–2015 INAC Kobe Leonessa 157 (0)
Total 215 (0)
National team
2008–2015 Japan 53 (0)
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Winner Nadeshiko League 2011
Winner Nadeshiko League 2012
Winner Nadeshiko League 2013
Runner-up Nadeshiko League 2008
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
Runner-up Empress's Cup 2008
Representing Flag of Japan.svg Japan
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London Team
FIFA Women's World Cup
Gold 2011 Germany
Silver 2015 Canada
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Gold 2014 Vietnam
Bronze 2008 Vietnam
Bronze 2010 China
Asian Games
Gold 2010 Guangzhou Team
Silver 2014 Incheon Team
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ayumi Kaihori (海堀 あゆみ, Kaihori Ayumi, born September 4, 1986) is a former Japanese football player. She played for Japan national team.

Club career

Kaihori was born in Nagaokakyo on September 4, 1986. In 2004, she was a high school student and joined the youth team for the Speranza FC Takatsuki. She moved to INAC Leonessa (later INAC Kobe Leonessa) in 2008. The club won the L.League championship three years in a row (2011-2013). She was also selected one of the Best Eleven twice, in 2011 and 2013. She retired in 2015.

National team career

In May 2008, Kaihori was selected by the Japan national team for the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup. At this competition, on May 31, she debuted against Chinese Taipei. She was Japan's goalkeeper in the 2011 World Cup final, where she saved two penalties from Shannon Boxx and Tobin Heath in the shoot-out. Japan defeated the United States, 3–1. She was part of the Japanese team that won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, playing in one game, vs South Africa, which saw Kaihori keep a clean sheet. She also played five matches at the 2015 World Cup and Japan won second place. She played 53 games for Japan until 2015.

National team statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 3 0
2009 3 0
2010 7 0
2011 14 0
2012 7 0
2013 6 0
2014 6 0
2015 7 0
Total 53 0

See also

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