Megumi Takase

Megumi Takase (高瀬 愛実, Takase Megumi, born November 10, 1990) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a forward for INAC Kobe Leonessa in the WE League and the Japanese national team.

Megumi Takase
高瀬 愛実
Personal information
Full name Megumi Takase
Date of birth (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
INAC Kobe Leonessa
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2008 Hokkaido Bunkyo University Meisei High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– INAC Kobe Leonessa 181 (95)
Total 181 (95)
National team
2010–2016 Japan 61 (9)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 31, 2018

Club careerEdit

Takase was born in Kitami on November 10, 1990. After graduating from high school, she joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in 2009. In 2009 season, she was selected Best Young Player awards. In 2012, she scored 20 goals in 18 games and became top scorer. she was also selected MVP awards.

National team careerEdit

On January 15, 2010, Takase debuted for the Japan national team against Chile. In July, she was selected to play for the Japan U-20 national team at the 2010 U-20 World Cup.[1] She was a member of Japan's squad for the 2011 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Japan won the championship at the 2011 World Cup[2] and won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In Asia, she was also a squad member for the 2010 Asian Games and the 2014 Asian Cup. Japan won the championship at both tournaments. She played 61 games and scored 9 goals for Japan until 2016.

Club statisticsEdit

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
INAC Kobe Leonessa 2009 19 16 3 1 - 22 17
2010 18 8 4 3 3 1 25 12
2011 15 2 4 3 - 19 5
2012 18 20 4 1 6 2 28 23
2013 9 4 9 4
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021–22
Total 70 46 15 8 18 7 103 61

National team statisticsEdit

[3]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 12 4
2011 7 0
2012 10 1
2013 6 0
2014 17 4
2015 6 0
2016 3 0
Total 61 9

National team GoalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 Jan 2010 Chile   Colombia
3-0
4-2
2010 BICENNTENIAL WOMAN'S CUP
2. 11 Feb 2010 Tokyo, Japan   Chinese Taipei
3-0
3-0
2010 EAFF Women's Football Championship
3. 8 May 2010 Matsumoto, Japan   Mexico
2-0
4-0
Friendly Match
4. 22 May 2010 Chengdu, China   Thailand
0-1
0-4
2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup
5. 05 Mar 2012 Faro, Portugal   United States
1-0
1-0
2012 Algarve Cup
6. 26 Sep 2014 Hwaseong, South Korea   Hong Kong
7–0
9–0
2014 Asian Games

HonorsEdit

Club Team
Champion (1): 2011
Champions (2): 2010, 2011
National Team
Champion (1): 2011
Gold Medal (1): 2010
Champion (1): 2010
Champion (1): 2009

Personal lifeEdit

Takase's brother Akira Takase is also a footballer.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA
  2. ^ "USA v Japan - as it happened". Guardian. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ List of match in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Archived 2018-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, 2016 at Japan Football Association (in Japanese)

External linksEdit