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Yuri Kawamura

#20 Yuri Kawamura

Position: Defender
Birthdate: 5/17/1989
Hometown: Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
College: Niigata University of Health and Welfare
Previous Club: Albriex Niigata Ladies
Height: 5.6'


2018 | Has played in two matches (one start) for 98 minutes • Made her season debut and played 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash on June 3 • Suffered a season-ending injury in the team's 1-0 victory against Olympique Lyonnais in the International Champions Cup Final on July 29. 

2017 | Kawamura signed with the North Carolina Courage in March 2017. She played in eight games, starting seven for a total of 588 minutes. She suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Chicago Red Stars on May 27.

2016 | Re-joined Albriex Niigata Ladies. 2014 | Signed a contract with Vegalta Sendai Ladies. 2013 | Transferred to Jef United Ichihara Chiba Ladies. 2002 to 2012 Yuri played for Albirex Niigata Ladies.  


The 27-year-old has a tenured international career as she has played in 32 games for Japan with 23 starts. 2017 | Played in Algarve Women's Football Cup 2017 in Portugal. 2016 | Made appearances in Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 - Asian Qualifiers Final Round. Played in friendly matches against Team USA and Sweden. 2015 | Played in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 including the final against Team USA and led to 2nd place. Made appearances in Algarve Women’s Football Cup 2015 in Portugal. 2014 | Yuri played in Nadeshiko Japan World Match. Made appearances in 4 matches in AFC Women's Asian Cup Vietnam 2014. 2013 | Played in Algarve Women’s Football Cup in Portugal.  2010 to present, Yuri has been representing Japan as a member of Japan Women’s National Football Team. In 2010, played in Bicentennial Women's Cup 2010 in Chile. 2007 | U-19 A member of Japan Women’s National Football Team. 2005 | U-17 A member of Japan Women’s National Football Team and played in AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Women's Championship. 


Yuri graduated from Niigata University of Health and Welfare majoring in Health and Sports.