Nadeshiko star joins Aston Villa

UK-Japan News February 2021

Aston Villa has signed Nadeshiko captain Mana Iwabuchi, BBC Sport reported on 21 December. The 27-year-old has 72 international caps and was part of the Japan team that took home the World Cup in 2011. Villa boss Gemma Davies said, “Not only will she bring a wealth of expe­rience, but she will also add a different dimension to our attacking play”.