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Name MIYAMA Aya
NOC JPN - Japan Japan Date of Birth 28 JAN 1985
Residence Gender Female
Height 157 cm Weight 52 kg
Discipline Football

Football

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results Score Opponent
01 OCT 2014 20 : 00 Women's Gold Lose 1 - 3 PRK - DPR Korea PRK
29 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Women's Semifinal 2 Win 3 - 0 VIE - Vietnam VIE
26 SEP 2014 20 : 00 Women's Quarterfinal 4 Win 9 - 0 HKG - Hong Kong, China HKG
22 SEP 2014 20 : 00 Women's First Round Group B Win 3 - 0 TPE - Chinese Taipei TPE
18 SEP 2014 20 : 00 Women's First Round Group B Win 12 - 0 JOR - Jordan JOR
15 SEP 2014 20 : 00 Women's First Round Group B Tie 0 - 0 CHN - China CHN

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
1Senior2010Guangzhou, CHN
2Senior2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
2Senior2012London, ENG
4Senior2008Beijing, CHN
FIFA Women's World Cup
1Senior2011Germany
10Senior2007China
AFC Women's Asian Cup
1Senior2014Vietnam
3Senior2010Asia
3Senior2008Ho Chi Minh City, VIE
EAFF Women's Cup
3Senior2013Asia

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Club Okayama Yunogo Belle, Japan
Coach Norio Sasaki [national] (JPN) (jfa.jp, 22 Jul 2014)
Position / Style Midfield (yunogo-belle.com, 10 Aug 2014)
International debut 2003 for Japan, against Thailand, Friendly Match (jfa.or.jp, 08 Jul 2008)
Additional Information National League
L-League (womenssoccerunited.com, 05 Aug 2014; futbol24.com, 10 Aug 2014)

Start of sporting career
She started playing football at about age six. (goal.com, 22 Jul 2013; miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
Her father started a football team and she joined. (miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

Hero
Japan international footballer Homare Sawa. (ajw.asahi.com, 18 Jul 2012)

Awards
She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] at the 2014 Asian Cup in Vietnam. (jfa.jp, 26 May 2014)

She was named in the L. League's Best Team in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. (miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

She was named Asian Football Confederation [AFC] Player of the Year in 2011. (fifa.com, 24 Nov 2011; miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

In 2009 she was named in the first Women's Professional Soccer [WPS] All-Star team in the United States. (womensprosoccer.com, 01 Sep 2010)

General
WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
She works with Japan's football development specialist Tom Byer to promote and support women's football in Japan. (miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

USA STINT
She played in the United States for Los Angels Sol during the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer [WPS] season in 2009. She also played for Saint Louis Athletica and Atlanta Beat before returning to Japan in September 2010. (womensprosoccer.com, suku-noppo.jp, 05 Sep 2010; miyama-aya.jp, 10 Aug 2014)

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