Ran Takahashi is a great Wing announcer / Outside hitter who started his career at Higashiyama High School, where it was immediately obvious that he has great talent and that he has a great future ahead of him. Coaches and others had high expectations of him and predicted a brilliant career for him and they seem to have been right.
After leaving Higashiyama High School, the next destination in his career was Nippon Sport Science University where he arrived in 2020. At that time, he started playing for the Japanese national team, in February last year, when it was already clear to everyone that the team was given a big name for the future.
The big clubs started to be interested in him and then came the invitation from Italy, more precisely it was Kioene Padova, a club that wanted to see the Japanese in his team as soon as possible. Takahashi is overjoyed with this transfer and is aware of what kind of club it is, and he hopes to adjust as soon as possible “Padova have several young players.
I think it's great to work in an environment like the one at Kioene, because we can draw inspiration from each other and always bring out the best in us," he said, as quoted by voleyballworld "My will is to adapt quickly to the Italian championship, to the power and speed of the game that characterize the SuperLega.
I hope to be able to do that as soon as possible and make my contribution to the team's victories."
Takashi is already familiar with a couple of players, and he hopes to improve his game if he wants to be competitive in the team.
Matthew Anderson is his idol and Takashi will have an even greater motive to prove his qualities "Do I already know any teammates? Of course, I had the pleasure of meeting Mattia Bottolo and Jan Zimmermann during the last VNL.
We spoke on Instagram and they welcomed me. I can't wait to see them in person, as well as the other guys and our coach." "The strengths of my game at the moment are in reception and pipe attacks. But for the level of play in Italy, I will certainly have to improve on those aspects of my game too."
"I am inspired by Matthew Anderson," added Takahashi. "He is a unique volleyball player who I follow whenever I can. I study a lot to become a better player so when we face Perugia it will be an even more special challenge for me."