Currently at AIK Football, Sweden
Yanmar Ambassador Honoka Hayashi
Hayashi, who grew up in Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies, one of Japan's leading training clubs, has moved to an overseas league for the 2021 season, and has begun the challenge of bringing excitement and inspiration to people in Japan and around the world through football. This is the vision of our company, which continues to take on global challenges toward the realization of a more prosperous future. Hayashi will join us in communicating our vision and thoughts in various ways.
Born May 19, 1998, from Uji City, Kyoto. Position: Midfielder
She started playing football at the age of 5, joined Cerezo Osaka Academy, and Cerezo Osaka Ladies U-15 when she was a junior high schooler. She has continued to grow since her developmental years and has led the team as captain of Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies. She was selected for the U-20 Japan national team in 2016 and for the Japanese women's national team Nadeshiko Japan in 2019.
She will be joining AIK Football in the Swedish Women's Football First Division (Dahm Arsvenskan) in 2021, and has set her goals for her new home, saying, "I aim to be higher level and raise my standards in contact play, speed and power," and challenges foreign leagues.