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Endorsed International Players

Endorsed International Players System for Nadeshiko Japan

The Endorsed International Players System allows players, who will lead Nadeshiko Japan in future championships, to experience high-standard training and matches abroad in order to improve their skills. The system also supports the players financially, so that they can perform continuously in challenging environments at top international clubs in Europe or in the United States with players, who are physically bigger and stronger. This system aims at Nadeshiko Japan winning titles in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and in Olympic Football Tournament TOKYO 2020.

Requirements

  • 1) The player must have the potential to lead the team in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and in Olympic Football Tournament TOKYO 2020.
  • 2) The player must have been selected for Nadeshiko Japan after May 2016 or for a categorised national team after January 2013.
  • 3) As a general rule, the player must belong to a club in the top leagues of the following countries:
    -The United States (NWSL)
    -Germany
    -England
    -France
    -Other countries, which rank 8th or higher
  • *Training environment and medical support will be considered.

Please contact jfa_jyoshi@jfa.or.jp for more details.

Approved players

山根 恵里奈
山根 恵里奈

YAMANE Erina

Club:
 Real Betis (Liga Femenina Iberdrola)
 http://www.realbetisbalompie.es/es/
Birthday:20 December 1990
Height/Weight:188cm/80kg
Position:GK
Games played(International A match):
 23 games, 24 goals against(as of 3 July 2017)
Period:2017/2018 season (From the start to the end of the contract period)
YOKOYAMA Kumi
YOKOYAMA Kumi

YOKOYAMA Kumi

Club:
 1.FFC Frankfurt(Germany‐Bundesliga)
 http://www.ffc-frankfurt.de/
Birthday:13 August 1993
Height/Weight:155cm/52kg
Position:FW
Games played(International A match):
 18 games, 10 goals (as of 1 June 2017)
Awards:
 2010 / FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP 2010 Silver Ball
 2010 / FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP 2010 Bronze Ball
 2011 / FIFA Puskas Award nominated
Period:2017/2018 season (From the start to the end of the contract period)
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