Official: pockmarked Takakura is the head coach of the women’s football team of the Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Shanghai and has been the best coach of the Asian Football Federation for seven times.
December 20 Shanghai Football Association officially announced that Japanese coach Ms. Asako Takakura officially became the head coach of Shanghai Agricultural and Commercial Bank of China women’s football team. In the 2022 Women’s Super League, the Shanghai Agricultural and Commercial Bank Women’s Football team won the fourth place.
Born in 1968, Asako Takakura was an international player of Japanese women’s football team. He won the best player of the Japanese Women’s Football League twice and was selected as the best team of the Japanese Women’s Football League seven times. He has participated in many international events such as the 1991 and 1995 Women’s Football World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
In 2004, pockmarked Takakura officially hung up his boots and retired. Since 2007, she has been employed as the women’s football coach of the Japanese Football Association’s national training base, and has successively served as the head coach of the Japanese women’s U13-U20 national team. and led the team to win the 2013 AFC U16 Women’s Football Championship, the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 AFC U19 Women’s Football Championship. Since 2016, Coach Takakura has been hired as head coach of the Japanese women’s national team and led the team to win the 2018 Asian Cup and the 2018 Asian Games.
Since 2012, pockmarked Takakura has won the AFC Women’s Football Coach of the year award seven times.