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#13 | KUMI YOKOYAMA


Position: Forward

Date of Birth: August 13, 1993

Height: 5’1”

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Country: Japan

College: N/A

Acquired: Trade with Washington Spirit (February 17, 2022)

Pronouns: he/them/they


BIOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL
2021: Started 5-of-12 games… Played 293 minutes. 2020: Started in all eight appearances… Played a total of 578 minutes of game time… Had one clearance and six interceptions… Had a successful pass rate of 84%… Contributed eight key passes, nine crosses and four shots on target… Their lone goal of the season came against Sky Blue in the final game of the Fall Series for which they were awarded the 2020 Spirit Goal of the Year. Prior to the Spirit: After graduating from high school, Yokoyama joined Okayama Yunogo Belle in 2012… In 2014, they moved to L.League Division 2 club AC Nagano Parceiro… Became top goal scorer in 2014 and 2015 as the club was also promoted to Division 1 from 2016… Was selected to the 2016 Best XI… In July 2017, they moved to German Bundesliga club Frankfurt… In July 2018, they returned to AC Nagano Parceiro. 

INTERNATIONAL
Competed in 2019 World Cup, seeing action in two contests… Selected to Japan U-17 national team for 2010 U-17 World Cup… Played six games and scored six goals, and Japan won second place… Received 1-of-10 2010 FIFA Puskás Awards nominations for their winning goal in the semifinals against North Korea… In 2012, they were also a member of Japan U-20 national team for 2012 U-20 World Cup which Japan won third place… Was selected by Japan for 2015 Algarve Cup… Debuted on Mar. 6 and scored a goal against Portugal… In 2018, they played at 2018 Asian Cup and scored four goals, including a brace in semifinal and a goal in final, and Japan won the championship.

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