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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'


Professional

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.  

International

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. 

College

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