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TAKAKURA Asako takes over as coach of Nadeshiko Japan

27 April 2016

TAKAKURA Asako takes over as coach of Nadeshiko Japan

The Japan Football Association has announced that TAKAKURA Asako named for Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team).

Profile of TAKAKURA Asako

Born on 19 April, 1968 in Fukushima, Japan, as a player she played for FC Jinnan, Yomiuri Soccer Club Beleza, Silicon Volley Red Devils (USA), etc. As a Japan women’s national player, she capped 79 matches and scored 30 goals (including ones at 1991/1995 World Cups, 1996 Olympics). In her coaching career, she was awarded four consecutive AFC Coach of the Year (Women’s) since 2012.

Takakura took on a request from FIFA, AFC and participated in FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012, and AFC Women's Asian Cup Vietnam 2014 as a member of Technical Study Group. She possesses JFA Official Class S Coach Licence, AFC A Class Coach Licence.

Playing Carreer 1981-1984 FC Jinnan
1985-1999 Yomiuri Soccer Club Beleza
1999 Matsushita Panasonic Bambina
2000 Silicon Volley Red Devils (USA)
2001-2004 Speranza FC TAKATSUKI
Coaching Carreer 2007-2008 JFA National Training Centre Coach [Women’s] Nationwide
2008 U-13 Japan Women’s Selection Coach
Nadeshiko Challenge Project Coach/Assistant Coach
2009 JFA National Training Centre Coach [Women’s] Kanto
JFA Elite Program [Women’s] Coach
U-14 Japan Women’s Selection Coach
Nadeshiko Challenge Project Assistant Coach
2009-2012 U-16/U-17 Japan Women's National Team Assistant Coach
2010 U-20 Japan Women's National Team Assistant Coach
2013-2014 U-16/U-17 Japan Women's National Team Coach
2014-2015 U-18/U-19 Japan Women's National Team Coach
2016- U-20 Japan Women's National Team Coach
Statistics AFC U-16 Women's Championship China 2013 1st Place
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014 1st Place
AFC U-19 Women’s Championship China 2015 1st Place

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