Marco Takagi (高木 マルコ Takagi Marco) is the third of Ryouzan High School's "top ten" players, the most of reserved of the three but arguably the most dangerous of them. Takagi is considered the best fullback in the history of Japanese High School soccer thanks to his strong physique, amazing speed and crossing ability. Since both Katou and Ikariya are often missing due to their playing for the National team, it's Takagi who is at the core of Ryouzan's team, and who gets the most respect from his fellow players. A country bumpkin, he often finds himself at odds with the celebrity of both Katou and Ikariya.