After graduating from high school, Ran entered Nippon Sport Science University. He led the team, receiving the runner-up place in the 2020 All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship, and got the Best Scorer award from the competition.[11] In 2021, he was one of the Outside Hitter for the Japan men’s national volleyball team in 2020 Summer Olympics.[12]

After winning 2nd place at the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship with the Japan men’s national volleyball team, he returned to play for his college team in the 2021 Kanto University Men’s Division 1 League, winning 1st place by defeating Waseda University in straight sets.[13] He also played for his college team in the 2021 All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship. Regrettably, they lost in the quarterfinals against Jutendo University in 5 sets.[14]

On November 29, it was reported that Ran would play in the Italian Volleyball League Division 1 with Pallavolo Padova.[15] He flew to Italy on December 10 and his jersey number is 14, the same as Yūki Ishikawa’s when he played with Padova.

On December 19, he debuted in the highest Italian league as a substitute in the third set against Modena Volley.[16] [17]

Pallavolo Padova announced that Ran has renewed his contract with the club for Season 2022-2023.

Personal information
Full name Ran Takahashi
Nationality Japanese
Born 2 September 2001 (age 21)
Kyoto, Japan
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Spike 343 cm (135 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
College / University Japan Nippon Sport Science University (3rd year)
Volleyball information
Position Wing spiker/Outside hitter
Current club Italy Pallavolo Padova
Number 12 (National)
13 (University)
14 (Club)
Years Teams
2017–2020 Japan Higashiyama High School [ja]
2020–present Japan Nippon Sport Science University
2021–present Italy Pallavolo Padova
National team
2020–present Japan Japan men’s national team

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