Homare Sawa
Homare Sawa in 2011


September 6, 1978
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan

Homare Sawa (born September 6, 1978) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a midfielder. She has been a longtime member of the Japanese women's national football team for more than 20 years, since 1993. She is currently the captain of the national team, which lead her to winning the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup. She also played for Japan at the Summer Olympics four times, in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

Ben and Toad's Contest

Sawa was announced as a contestant on season 6 on July 27, 2014, two years after the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. Originally selected on season 1 after winning the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics, she would have to wait until the Japanese team qualifies themselves to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. She has not yet made an official retirement.

She has been on Japan's squad for six World Cups (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015), making her one of the most appeared players.

Sawa was fired by Trump before the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, on the opening week of the 2015 IndyCar Series season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.