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2012 Japan Wonen National Team Player Jersey Away Sawa #10

100% Authentic 2012 Japan Women National Team away player jersey. Player worn this red color jersey at London Olympic matches. Sawa’s name and her number 10 are printed on the jersey. Made in Japan, adidas Japan official Formotion jersey.

Condition : Brand New with Tag
Material : Polyester 100%
Color : Red

Size Height (cm) Chest (cm)
Jaspo M 167-173 89-95

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Description

Homare Sawa, born on September 6th 1978 in Tokyo metropolis Fuchu city, is a former female soccer player. She was a midfielder and she appeared in the World Cup 6 times and in the Olympics 4 times. With 83 points scored in 205 matches, she is the best Japan women’s national team player in history. In the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, held in Germany, she led her team to victory and was titled the top scorer and MVP, as well as awarded the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.

She started playing soccer around her second year in elementary school when she joined the local Furoku Soccer Club together with her older brother.

By practicing with older boys, Sawa’s skills, as a girl, became exceptional and when she entered junior high school, she also joined Yomiuri Soccer Club Girl’s Beleza. She was promoted to the top team early on and great things were expected from her in the future.

In 1993, when she was around 15 years old, she was invited to the Japan women’s national team and during her debut match, she scored 4 goals. In the L. League she was selected for the Best XI and developed into an athlete that would represent Japan in women’s soccer.

However, because companies that were present in the L. League started to disband their women’s soccer clubs one after another in the end of the 90s, Sawa made the decision to move to America, where she moved between the Colorado Denver Diamonds and Atlanta Beat.

When she came back to Japan in 2004, she returned to NTV Beleza with a professional athlete’s contract. NTV Beleza then won their league championship, while Sawa herself won the Asia Player of the Year award and was named the Nadeshiko League MVP.

After that, in 2009, she played for Washington Freedom for 1 season, then again for NTV Beleza and in 2011 she transferred to INAC Kobe Leonessa.

That year, the long awaited FIFA Women’s World Cup was held in Germany. Sawa entered the tournament as captain of the team called Nadesiko Japan and with the equalizing goal in the final against America in the second half of overtime, at the 12 minute mark, she had 5 goals and 1 assist in total. She was a major contributor to Japan’s first soccer World Cup victory.

In the 2012 London Olympics, which was her 4th Olympic appearance, she succeeded in obtaining Japan woman’s national team’s first silver medal. In 2015, she announced her marriage to former Vegalta Sendai defender Hiroaki Tsujikami and at the end of the season she announced her retirement. After retiring, she moved to Sendai and news of the birth of her baby girl has been reported.

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Size

Jaspo M