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Full name Kaori Nagamine
Date of birth June 3, 1968 (1968-06-03) (age 53)
Place of birth Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1990 Shinko Seiko FC Clair 28 (3)
1991–1993 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
1993–1999 Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies
Total 28+ (3+)
National team
1984–1996 Japan 64 (48)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kaori Nagamine (長峯 かおり , Nagamine Kaori, born June 3, 1968) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography

Nagamine was born in Kodaira on 3 June 1968. She played for Shinko Seiko FC Clair until 1990. She was selected Best Eleven in 1990 season. In 1991, she moved to Italian club Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli. She then became the first Asian footballer to play in Serie A. The club won Serie A for 2 years in a row. However, Reggiana was relegated due to financial strain. In 1993, she returned to Japan and joined Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies. However, the club was withdrew from Nadeshiko League end of 1998 season. The club was disbanded end of 1999 and she retired.

On 22 October 1984, when Nagamine was 16 years old, she debuted for the Japan national team against Australia. She was a member of Japan for 1991 and 1995 World Cup. She also played at 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 AFC Championship, 1990 and 1994 Asian Games. She played 64 games and scored 48 goals for Japan until 1996.

Statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1984 1 0
1985 0 0
1986 13 12
1987 4 1
1988 3 1
1989 10 13
1990 6 7
1991 12 5
1992 0 0
1993 4 5
1994 5 2
1995 5 2
1996 1 0
Total 64 48
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