Tokyo: Breaking barriers is in Yuki Nagasato's DNA. The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup winner recently signed with men's club side Hayabusa Eleven in Japan and is hoping to see more homegrown make a positive change.
Part of the sensational Japan side that won the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011, Nagasato has been an integral figure in helping the game grow, not only in Japan, but also in Germany, England, USA and Australia, where she's inspired young players to continue to chase their dreams.
Just when one would think she's given all there is to give in the game, the 33-year-old forward recently made global headlines with perhaps her most significant career move yet. On 10 September 2020 Nagasato made history by becoming the first woman to play in a men's professional league in Japan when she signed for Hayabusa Eleven on loan from parent club Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). .....
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