Top facts about Takefusa Kubo, the Japanese Messi

Mon 28 December 2020 | 16:30

A look at the Top Facts about Takefusa Kubo, the Japanese Messi including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

A product of Barcelona's La Masia, Takefusa Kubo is a Japanese winger who plays at Villareal and Japan national team. Kubo has been one of the most talked about youngsters in recent years. He was a talented teenager at


's academy but saw his career at the club ended after he was forced to leave the country because Barcelona was founded guilty of Violating FIFA’s international transfer policy for under-18 youths.

Kubo signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2019, much to the agony of Barcelona fans. He was a member of Real Madrid's pre-season tour but ultimately was loaned to


, where he impressed in the 2019-20 season.

Things have not go in favor of the young Japanese winger in the 2020-21 season so far. He was loaned to Villareal for the current season, but has been rarely used by the team's new coach, Unai Emery. His lack of playing time has angered the player and his representatives, as well as Real Madrid's managers, who wanted Kubo to gain more experience with the Yellow Submarines.

At 19, Takefusa Kubo is still considered as one of the most promising midfielders in the football world. We will have to wait and see whether he stays at


till the end of his career or will move back to his parent club, Real Madrid. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Takefusa Kubo

, the Japanese Messi.

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Top facts about Takefusa Kubo you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the

top facts about Takefusa Kubo

, the Japanese Messi. First we present you with some of the general information


  • Full Name

    : Takefusa Kubo

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 4 June 2001 / Kanagawa, Japan

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.73 m /65kg

  • Family Members:

    Takefumi Kubo (Father)

  • Wife/Girlfriend:

    Not Known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team:


  • Jersey Number

    : 16 at Villareal City and Spain National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Gemini

Marital Status:


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Takefusa Kubo Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Takefusa Kubo is about his birthday.

Takefusa Kubo Birthday

is at 4th of June 2001. Takefusa Kubo nationality is Japanese. He was born in Kanagawa, Japan.

Takefusa Kubo zodiac sign is Gemini. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 4th of June are:


: Lukas Podolski,

Lorenzo Insignie

and Emmanuel Eboue/

Actors and Actresses:

Angelina Jolie and Russel Brand /


: Adam Saleh and All B. Sure

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Takefusa Kubo Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Takefusa Kubo Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in. Takefusa Kubo was born into a middle-class family. His parents were both football fans and they supported Barcelona even before Take was Born.

Takefuso's childhood was all about football. According to himself, he used to play all day, dreaming to become a professional player one day:

"When I was small, I used to play football a lot, from eight in the morning until sunset. I never got tired of it. It's my passion and football has been a large part of my life since I was a kid. I play football with the only intention of improving,"

Takefusa is the only child of his parents. So it is understandable why his parents did everything in their power to give their child the best possible future in football. When Take was 8 years old, his father arranged for him a trial test at Barcelona's academy branch in Japan. Take passed the trial with flying colors. According to Take, his father has been his main source of inspiration and a true guide in his footballing journey.

"As a person and as a footballer. He likes to watch my games and tells me when I've done it well, but when I do it wrong, he also tells me the things I don't want to hear."

One cool fact about Takefusa Kubo childhood is that he was

Ansu Fati

's teammate in La Masia and one of his best friends all the way to Barcelona's U18 side. Takefusa Kubo shared his ideas about Ansu in an interview after the youngster burst into the scenes in 2019.

"Yes, we played together, also with Eric [Garcia] and others. I gave him passes and he scored."


t is very good that a youth player is playing in the first team, either Ansu or [Carles] Alena. It's very good for the club, isn't it?

"(From Kubo's interview with Marca)

Takefusa Kubo amateur career continued perfectly as he rose through the La Masia ranks until he was 14. His best season was the 2012-13 season in which he scored an unbelievable 74 goals in 30 games. However, in his third season at La Masia, the club was founded guilty of violating rules regarding youth recruitment and Kubo was forced to leave


and go back to Japan, a decision which was hard to digest for the teenager.

"For a 13-year-old boy it is very hard as you want to play football and you don't know why they've kicked you out of the country. In fact, I still don't know why it happened. If a child wants to play football at a good club, I don't see the reason why he can't do it - why not let him?"

Kubo returned to Japan in 2015 and signed with

FC Tokyo

youth team, where he stayed for one year before making his first step as a professional player at the age of 15.

Takefusa Kubo girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no public information on

Takefusa Kubo girlfriend

, which is not a surprise given the fact that he recently turned 19. However, we are sure Take will find love soon since he has been in the spotlight since the start of the 2019-20 season.

It is obvious that the more Take gets to play the more he gets the attentions of girls. Or maybe he even has a girlfriend and he is just concentrating more on his career or is too shy to talk about it publicly. Whatever is the case you can be sure that any new information about Takefusa Kubo love life will be published here at


Takefusa Kubo Career


Takefusa Kubo career

started when he moved from Barcelona's academy to FC Tokyo in Japan's


in 2015. After one season with the club's youth team, Kubo was promoted to the first team and made his J-League debut in 2016 and became the youngest player ever to play at J-League with 15 years, 5 months and one day.

In April 2017, Kubo broke another record by scoring Tokyo's only goal in the victory against Cerezo Osaka. With the goal he became the youngest goal scorer in the history of J-League at the age of 15 years, 10 month.

Kubo stayed at Tokyo till the summer of 2018. Overall, he scored 6 goals in 30 matches during his three season with the club.

Kubo Joined Japan's giants, Yokohama Marinos for the 18-19 season and scored one goal in 6 matches during his first season with the club.

He following season marked Kubo's biggest breakthrough as a professional player as he signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid, making him one of the few players to sign for Los Blancos after playing at Barcelona's youth academy.

Kubo was inspirational in

Real Madrid

Pre-season tour in USA. Despite his brilliant performances, he was loaned to Mallorca before the start of the 19-20 season. A decision later proved to be right as the 18 years old Kubo scored 4 goals and played 34 games during the season.

Kubo made his La Liga debut in Mallorca's 2-0 loss against Valencia in the first day of September 2019. He became the youngest Japanese player in the Top 4 European leagues history with a record of 18 years, 2 months, and 28 days. Kubo scored his first La Liga goal in a 3-3 draw with Real Betis.

Kubo joined Villareal at the start of 20-21 season but has found it difficult to play regularly and has registered only 1 goal and 3 assists in 19 games across all competitions this season. 

On the international stage, Takefusa Kubo was a member of


youth teams from U15 to the senior team. He earned his first senior side call up in August 2019 and debuted for Japan in the friendly game against El Salvador in June 2019.

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Takefusa Kubo Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Takefusa Kubo net worth

is estimated to be 11 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Takefusa Kubo market value

is at 30 million Euros. He is ranked number 7 among Villareal players.

Takefusa Kubo salary

in 2020 is reportedly 3.5 million Euros annually.

Takefusa Kubo Transfermarket stats

According to

Takefusa Kubo Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 125 games for five club. He has scored 17 goals and has provided 15 assists for his team mates.

Takefusa Kubo

Transfermarket indicated shows why he is considered among the most promising wingers in the world. He is often praised for his incredible dribbling skills and his ability to threat the opposition's goal with his trickery and passing skills.

During his career, Takefusa Kubo has played 36 games as a Right-winger, 12 games as a Left-winger, and 18 games as an attacking midfielder. He has also played 14 games as a second striker.

On the international level Takefusa Kubo Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored 16 goal in his 73 games for Japan. Takefusa Kubo was also a member U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 youth teams and in total scored 15 goals in 34 games.

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Some Short top facts about Takefusa Kubo

  • Like many other football stars, Takefusa Kubo is crazy about playing the FIFA game. Takefusa Kubo FIFA 21 rating is 65 (his overall rating) with a potential of 85.

  • Takefusa Kubo religion

    is Buddhism. He is a Buddhist by birth.

Takefusa Kubo instagtam

and social media are active.

Takefusa Kubo Instagram

account has around 1 million followers.

Takefusa Kubo Height is 1.73 meters. Takefusa Kubo weight is 63kg. Takefusa Kubo position is attacking midfielder although he has played as left and right winger as well.

Takefusa Kubo age

is 19.

The most interesting facts about

Takefusa Kubo tattoos

is that he does not have a tattoo on his body.

Kubo used to put on highlights from

Eden Hazard

to get inspired before going into the pitch.

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Takefusa Kubo Quote

One of the most amusing parts of


's article on

top facts about Takefusa Kubo

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his dream move to Real Madrid:

"My dream has always been to become one of the best players and I'll not stop working to achieve that. I've always said that my aim was to play for Real Madrid. That is what I'm working towards and I'm doing the best I can. I like being able to play football in one of the best leagues in the world," (From Kubo's interview with France Football)

On his attitude in the football field:

“I’m never shy on the field though! A player must express himself on the field. You won’t grow if you’re shy while playing. His game must do the talking for him when he’s on the field,” (From Kubo's interview with Marca)

On his preferred position on the pitch:


like receiving the ball in between the lines or in the middle, where there are more people, then try and be decisive. My dribbling technique is everything I've learnt playing football up to now and, as I've got a lot of years ahead of me, I've got a lot of room for improvement,"

(From Kubo's  interview with France Football)

On the comparison between him and Lionel Messi:

It has always been

Lionel Messi

. I don't know how old he is now, but it's amazing that he keeps scoring so many goals.

" (From Kubo's interview with Marca")

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Takefusa Kubo records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Takefusa Kubo with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

Youth League Top Scorer in the 2013-14 season (74 goals in 30 matches)

With FC Tokyo:

The youngest player ever to play at J-League (15 years, 5 months and one day)

The Youngest goal scorer in the history of J-League (15 years, 10 month)

With Mallorca:

The youngest Japanese player in the Top 4 European leagues

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