Player Details


Hina Sugita


5' 4"

Date of Birth

1.31.1997 (27)


Kitakyushu, Japan, Japan



Player Category

Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Transferred from INAC Kobe Leonessa and signed on Jan. 26, 2022.

2023: Came on as a second-half substitute and played 61 minutes in 2023 NWSL Playoffs semifinal on Nov. 5... Has scored in consecutive matches, tallying sixth goal against Angel City on Oct. 15... Tallied fourth goal against OL Reign on Sep. 16. Returned to the field for the first time after the World Cup, making a sub appearance against Washington on Aug. 27... Recorded 3rd assist against Washington on June 23... Tallied 3rd goal against Chicago on June 18... Registered 2nd assist at OL Reign on June 3... Tallied first assist against Chicago May 21... Scored 2nd goal - first career PK - against Angel City on April 29... Scored first goal against Orlando (3/26).

2022: Appeared in 21 games (19 starts), tallying five goals and four assists... Named to the NWSL Team of the Month for July... Made her NWSL playoff debut, starting and playing 90 minutes against SD on Oct. 23... Registered a pair of assists on Oct. 1 at NJ/NY Gotham FC... Scored her fifth goal on Sept. 9 against Orlando... Started 15 straight matches (May 28-Sept. 18)... Registered second assist of the season on Aug. 10 against Washington... Tallied her fourth goal of the season on July 29 at Louisville... Scored her third goal of the season on July 10 at OL Reign... Tallied her first NWSL assist on June 3 against Angel City... Scored her first goal on May 28 against Chicago.

2022 Challenge Cup: Scored her first two NWSL goals on April 17 against San Diego... Made her Providence Park debut as a sub against Angel City on March 30... Made her Thorns FC debut against OL Reign on March 18.

HONORS: 2022 NWSL Champion.


2021-22: Appeared in nine matches (nine starts), tallying one goal for INAC.

2020: Finished runner-up in the Nadeshiko League.

2019: Selected to the Best XI in Nadeshiko League.

2018: Finished runner-up in the Nadeshiko League.

2017: Finished runner-up in the Nadeshiko League.

2016: Named Best Young Player... Helped the team win the Empress Cup for a consecutive year... Finished runner-up in the Nadeshiko League Division I.

2015: Helped the team win the Empress Cup... Made her debut with Japanese side INAC Kobe Leonessa.

INTERNATIONAL: Has earned 33 international caps, tallying two goals for the Japan Women’s National Team.

2023: Scored in a friendly against Argentina on Sep. 22... Started, logging 45 minutes in the quarterfinals against Sweden on Aug. 11... Appeared as a sub against Spain on July 31... Made her tournament debut, starting and playing 90 minutes against Costa Rica in group play of the FIFA Women's World Cup on July 24.

2022: Started in friendlies against Nigeria and New Zealand in October... Started and played 85 minutes in a 5-0 win over Serbia on June 24.

2021: Featured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

2019: Played in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

2016: Helped Japan finish third at the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup, playing in all six matches and won the Golden Ball as the most valuable player of the tournament.

2014: Played at the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup... Helped guide Japan to a championship title, scoring five goals in five matches to earn Golden Ball honors.

2012: Went to the 2012 U-17 Women’s World Cup.