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Chika Hirao
Personal information
Full name Chika Hirao
Date of birth December 31, 1996 (1996-12-31) (age 24)
Place of birth Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Albirex Niigata
Youth career
2009–2014 JFA Academy Fukushima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Urawa Reds 34 (0)
2018– Albirex Niigata 35 (0)
National team
2012 Japan U-17 3 (0)
2016 Japan U-20 5 (0)
2018–2019 Japan 2 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019 season.
† Appearances (Goals).

Chika Hirao (平尾 知佳 , Hirao Chika, born December 31, 1996) is a Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography

Hirao was born in Matsudo on December 31, 1996. She joined Nadeshiko League club Urawa Reds from JFA Academy Fukushima in 2014. She played many matches as regular goalkeeper and the club won the champions in first season. However her opportunity to play decreased behind Sakiko Ikeda from 2015 season. In 2018, she moved to Albirex Niigata.

In September 2012, when Hirao was 15 years old, she was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2012 U-17 Women's World Cup and she played 3 matches as regular goalkeeper. In November 2016, she was selected the Japan U-20 national team for 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup. She played 5 matches and Japan won the 3rd place.

In April 2018, Hirao was selected the Japan national team for 2018 Women's Asian Cup. Although she did not play in any matches, Japan won the championship after two tournaments in a row. On August 2, she debuted against Australia. In 2019, she was selected Japan for 2019 World Cup. She played 2 games for Japan until 2019.

Statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 1 0
2019 1 0
Total 2 0
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