Takefusa Kubo is a professional soccer player from Japan. In addition, 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. He is also called “The Japanese Messi”.
Takefusa Kubo was born on June 4, 2001, in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. From now on he is twenty years old and he holds Japanese nationality. He also has the zodiac sign Gemini and belongs to the Asian ethnic group. He is the son of Takefumi Kubo (father), and his mother’s name is unknown. Other than that, there is no other information about his childhood and siblings.
Regarding his academic career, he has not publicly disclosed his qualifications. Also, we can assume he may have graduated from his hometown university.
Speaking about his football career, he started playing football when he was seven years old. He started playing football as a player for Persimmon FC, a local club from his hometown of Kawasaki. Given his talent, the FC Barcelona School team chose him to take part in the Sodexo European Rusas Cup, which was held in Belgium. He later began playing for the Kawasaki Frontale junior youth team.
In August 2011, he passed the exam for FC Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia, and was eventually invited to join them. There he played for Barca Alevi and made 30 appearances in his first full season. Where he led the scorer list with 74 goals.
In his third full season, 2014-15, he was promoted to Barca Infantil A (U14) for his performance. It was later revealed that the Spanish club had broken FIFA’s under-18 transfer policy, which made them ineligible to play. After all that, he returned to Japan and joined FC Tokyo’s junior youth club.
From Tokoyo FC to Real Madrid club
In 2016 he joined Real Madrid FC and was promoted to the senior team in September aged just 15. On November 5, he made his official J3 League debut as a half-time substitute for a game against AC Nagano Parceiro. Takefusa Kubo made his professional J.League debut when he was 15 years, five months and a day old. After making his debut on April 15, 2017, he became the youngest player to score in the J.League.
His goal was the difference in the team’s victory over Cerezo Osaka U-23. With that in mind, it took him only 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, Tokyo FC informed him that his contract had changed and he was now being paid as a first-team player.
On August 16, 2018, he signed a six-month loan deal with Yokohama F. Marinos. He scored his first goal for the Marinos in an away game against Vissel Kobe. Since the start of the 2019 season, he has been a regular for FC Tokyo in both the J.League YBC Levain Cup and the J.League.
In 2019 he signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid. He joined their U-19 side on June 14 but was due to play for Real Madrid B in the 2019/20 season. Despite this, alongside the first team, he was part of Real Madrid’s pre-season tour of the United States and Germany.
Loans in Mallorca and Villarreal
He became the third Japanese player to join Mallorca on August 22, 2019, after Yoshita Okubo and Akihiro Ienaga. He signed a season-long loan with RCD Mallorca and made his LaLiga debut on September 1. Although their club lost 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 four 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 two weeks later against SD Eibar. He joined Villareal CF on loan until the conclusion of the 2020/21 season on 10 August 2020. After establishing himself as a rising star during his previous season, several clubs tried to secure a deal with the 19-year-old club.
Furthermore, his move to Villarreal, who finished fifth last season, will give him the opportunity to face some of Europe’s best clubs in the UEFA Europa League. Japan national and Olympic team head coach Hajime Moriyasu praised his move.
He was part of the Japan soccer team from U-15 to senior level. At the age of 15, he made it into the Japan U-20 national team for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017. Takefusa was part of the team for the 2019 Copa America as soon as he turned 18, which marked his first call-up to the Senior national team marked.
awards and fortune
Until now, this soccer player has not won any awards or honors. Given his successful career from a young age, we can bet he’s sure to win quite a few of those in the years to come.
Speaking of fortune, his net worth Estimated to be around $5million and his annual salary as a footballer is around £2million.
He talks about his private life single and currently unmarried. In addition, he has not publicly disclosed his personal information. Also, he is not a part of controversy or rumors and likes to focus on his career.
Body Measurements and Social Media
He has an athletic build and his jersey number is 16. Besides, he is 5 feet 8 inches weighing 69 kg and he has black eyes with colored back hair.
On his Instagram, There are more than 1.2 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 50,000 followers on Facebook and he is not active on Twitter.