Linkopings FC, Sweden
Yanmar Ambassador Saori Takarada
Takarada, who trained in Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies, one of Japan's leading training clubs, has moved to an American team for the 2021 season, and has begun the challenge of bringing excitement and inspiration to people in Japan and around the world through the games of football. This allies the vision of our company, which is to continue to take on global challenges toward the realization of a more prosperous future. Takarada will join us in communicating our vision and thoughts in various ways.
Born December 27, 1999, from Tateyama, Toyama. Positions: Forward, Midfielder and Defender.
She started playing football when she was in elementary school, and in 2012, she left her hometown and joined Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies at the same time as entering the JFA Academy Sakai, which opened in Sakai City, Osaka. Since then, she has been a mainstay of the team, playing multiple positions. She was selected for the U-17 Japan Women's National Team in 2016 and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Japan National Team, Nadeshiko Japan in 2019.
In 2021, she moved to the Washington Spirit of the U.S., Women's Professional Soccer League (NWSL) . Currently, She belongs to the Linkopings FC, in the women’s premier division (Damallsvenskan) to pursuit high-level football in overseas leagues.