Takefusa Kubo

Takefusa Kubo

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Takefusa Kubo is a professional football player from Japan. Moreover, Takefusa Kubo also plays as a winger for Mallorca in La Liga, where he is on loan from Real Madrid, and for the Japan national team. In addition, he is named ‘The Japanese Messi.’

Early life

Takefusa Kubo was born on 4th June 2001, in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. As of now, he is 20 years old and he holds the nationality of Japanese. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Gemini and he belongs to the Asian ethnicity. He is the son of Takefumi Kubo (father), and his mother’s name is unknown. Besides that, there is no more information regarding his childhood background and siblings.

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Caption: Takefusa Kubo posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Talking about his academic career, he has not disclosed his qualification in public. Moreover, we can presume that he might have completed his graduation from his hometown university.

Professional career

Talking about his football career, he began playing football at seven. He began playing football as a player for FC Persimmon, a local club based in his home city, Kawasaki. Looking at his talent,  the FC Barcelona School team selected him to participate in the Sodexo European Rusas Cup, which was held in Belgium. later, he started playing for the Kawasaki Frontale junior youth team.

In August of 2011, he passed the trial for FC Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia, and was eventually invited to join them. There, he played for Barca Alevi and in his first full season, he played 30 games. Where he topped the goalscorer chart with 74 goals.

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Caption: Takefusa Kubo playing football for RCDMALLORCA (Source: Instagram)

In his third full season, 2014-15, he was promoted to Barca Infantil A (U14) based on his performance. Later, it was revealed that the Spanish club had broken FIFA’s transfer policy for under-18s, rendering him ineligible to play. Following all of this, he returned to Japan and joined FC Tokyo’s junior youth club.

From FC Tokoyo to joining the Real Madrid club

In 2016, he joined the Real Madrid FC club and was promoted to the senior side by September when he was just fifteen. On 5th November, he made his official debut in the J3 League as a halftime substitute for a match against AC Nagano Parceiro. Takefusa Kubo made his professional debut at the J.League when he was 15 years, five months, and a day old. He became the youngest player to score in the J.League after his debut on April 15, 2017.

His goal was the difference in the team’s victory over Cerezo Osaka U-23. With that in mind, he only required a short time to make his first-team debut in the J.League YBC Levain Cup. There, he played for 25 minutes and helped his club defeat Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. Then, in November 2017, FC Tokyo informed him that his contract had changed and that he was now being paid as a first-team player.

On August 16, 2018, he signed a half-year loan with Yokohama F. Marinos. He scored his first goal for the Marinos in an away game against Vissel Kobe. He has been a regular for FC Tokyo in both the J.League YBC Levain Cup and the J.League since the start of the 2019 season.

In 2019, he signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid. He joined their U-19 team on June 14 but was anticipated to play for Real Madrid B during the 2019-20 season. Despite this, he was part of Real Madrid’s pre-season tour of the United States and Germany alongside the first team.

On loan in Mallorca and Villarreal

After Yoshita Okubo and Akihiro Ienaga, he became the third Japanese player to join Mallorca on August 22, 2019. He signed a season-long loan with RCD Mallorca and made his La Liga debut on September 1. Even though their club fell 2-0 to Valencia, it was a wonderful event for him. At the age of 18 years, two months, and 28 days, Kubo became the youngest Japanese player to play in a Top 4 European league.

Takefusa also scored his first goal against Villareal on November 10, 2019, and his second goal against Villareal on February 21, 2020. He scored his third goal against SD Eibar two weeks later. He moved to Villareal CF on loan until the conclusion of the 2020-21 season on August 10, 2020. After establishing himself as a rising star during his previous season, several clubs tried to make a deal with the 19-year-old for their club.

Furthermore, his move to Villarreal, who placed fifth last season, will allow him to compete in the UEFA Europa League against some of Europe’s best clubs. Hajime Moriyasu, the head coach of Japan’s national and Olympic teams, praised his transfer.

National team

He has been part of the Japan football team from U-15 to the senior level. At the age of 15 years, he made it into the Japan U-20 national team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Takefusa was part of the team for the 2019 Copa America as soon as he turned 18, marking his first call up to the senior team.

Awards and Net Worth

As of now, this football player has not won any awards or honors. Looking at his successful career at a young age, we can presume that, he will surely win some of them in the upcoming years.

Talking about his net worth, his net worth estimates at around $5 million, and his annual salary as a footballer is around 2 million pounds.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, he is single and unmarried right now. Moreover, he has not disclosed his personal information in public. In addition, he is not a part of controversy nor got into rumors and he likes to concentrate on his career.

Body measurements and Social media

He has an athletic body built and his jersey number is 16. Moreover, he is 5 feet 8 inches with 69 kg weight and he has black eyes with back hair in color.

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Caption: Takefusa Kubo body measurement (Source: Instagram)

On his Instagram, there are more than 1.2 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 50k followers on Facebook and he is not active on Twitter.