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Nao Shikata
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Full name Nao Shikata
Date of birth November 5, 1979 (1979-11-05) (age 41)
Place of birth Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2008 Nippon TV Beleza 147 (16)
Total 147 (16)
National team
2001–2006 Japan 8 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nao Shikata (四方 菜穂 , Shikata Nao, born November 5, 1979) is a former Japanese football player. She played for the Japan national team.

Biography

Shikata was born in Kamakura on November 5, 1979. When she was a Fujisawa Nishi High School student, she joined Yomiuri-Seiyu Beleza (later Nippon TV Beleza) in 1995. She was selected Best Eleven in 2005. The club won Nadeshiko League 7 times. She retired in 2008.

In December 2001, Shikata was selected the Japan national team for 2001 AFC Championship. At this competition, on December 4, she debuted against Singapore. She also played at 2006 Asian Cup. This competition was her last game for Japan. She played 8 games for Japan until 2006.

Statistics

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 3 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 1 0
2005 2 0
2006 2 0
Total 8 0
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