Facts about Japhet Tanganga

Wed 01 December 2021 | 5:30

Playing in prominent clubs has always been one of the reasons behind footballers' reputations. However, we have seen many stunning stars whose excellent performance placed their teams amongst the top clubs. Today's article is regarding top facts about Japhet Tanganga.

Japhet Manzambi Tanganga is a young footballer who has spent his youth and senior career with Tottenham which shows his playing and performance level. Born on 31 March 1999, the 22-year-old footballer currently plays as a defender for the Premier League club.

The following article tells you about Japhet Tnganga's childhood, family, relationship, and presence on social media. Also, it contains some paragraphs about his professional life, from his youth career to senior one.

Although many might know him or have heard his name as a young footballer of Tottenham, a few fans know about his biography. Japhet comes from a Congolese family origin and has many words about his personal and professional life. We have collected the most notable 

facts about Japhet Tanganga

 in the following article. Stay with us to know the English defender well.

Facts about Japhet Tanganga 

As the first part of the text, we have presented a list of general facts about Japhet Tanganga that will give you much info about him as fast as possible. 

  • Full Name: Jephet Manzambi Tnganga

  • Age: 22

  • Date of Birth: 31 March 1999

  • Place of Birth: Hackney, England

  • Zodiac Sign: Aries

  • Ethnicity: Congolese

  • Nationality: British

  • Position: Defender

  • Number: 25

  • Current Team: Tottenham Hotspur

After reading the list, it is time to go through the 

facts about Japhet Tanganga

 and know the British defender more. Without more ado, join us to follow his biography. 

Japhet Tanganga Early Life

Japhet Manzambi Tanganga, the British defender, was born in the East London district of Hackney, United Kingdom. He grew up in a family with a middle-class background and a warm atmosphere.

As a child who later became a star of the football world, Japhet was so lucky to be born into a family who has been interested in football. The enthusiasm gifted Japhet the opportunity of early kicking as soon as he could walk. Unlike most children who love having toys and enjoy playing with them, Japhet preferred everything related to football. 

Although Japhet was interested in football since he was a child, his parents tried hard not to let this interest interfere with his education. They enrolled him in an academy to follow his studies well.

Japhet started playing in Greig City Academy in the London borough of Haringey. It is a famous school, which its UK Robotics Championship earned it much more reputation in 2018.

Despite Japhet's parents' effort in making their son complete his studies, his tendency to gain a football education predominated and led him to follow sport alongside studying at the academy.

In addition to his passion for football, the close distance between their house and White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur's former stadium, played a significant role in encouraging him to follow football. According to what they have quoted, it took 13 minutes for them to go to the stadium from their house.

When he became a football star, he described that being a local boy has earned him much more pressure than others. He said, "It is nice. I have been around near Tottenham pretty much all my life. It is nice being from the area and being able to play for the local team.

I want to say that it is a pressure, but I have to know that people will be looking up to me, other local kids from the area, who might be looking up to see that someone is in the Tottenham team from the local area. So it is a bit of pressure, but I have just got to go with it because I'm from the area, and hopefully, I am a role model to others who aspire to be in the position I am in." 

At the beginning of his teenagehood, Japhet started to attend football academy tests. It was such a big surprise during 

Japhet Tanganga early life

 when he got that he had done successfully in Tottenham academy trials, and they accepted him.

Also, for the family who loved football, it was a moment of joy that their lucky kid was talented enough to join the club's academy. Following Japhet's enrollment into Spurs academy, his parents, notably his father, tried a lot to do whatever he could to support his son to achieve his desire for football.

By joining the Spurs youth ranks, Japhet went on to become a promising footballer. His talent and enthusiasm for football led him to leave an excellent performance. His progress in a short era made an impression on the academy and caught their attention.

The young star could play well against more prominent clubs in terms of both defense and attack. There are several videos of those days he played in the academy, in which he was shooting skillfully, a performance that no one expected of a child his age. 

Japhet Tanganga Family

One of the most notable facts about 

Japhet Tanganga family

 is their origin, which is rooted in Central Africa, Precisely DR Congo. Although his parents have not made a direct statement regarding migration to England, many sources guess that because of the First Congo War from 1996 to 1997, named "Africa's First World War," they might have forced them to move to England, where their son was born later. 

His parents have simple personalities, and like many citizens of London, they worked and had a satisfying financial situation. Though economic issues were significant for them, like all other families, they never fought for monies. 

As we mentioned earlier, Japhet Tanganga's family has been football followers, and his father was a big

Tottenham Spurs

fan. So, it is no surprise that young Japhet also loved the club and supported it as a child. 

Japhet Tanganga Early Career

Japhet Tanganga joined Tottenham Hotspur when he was 10. During the next four years, he focused on football and stayed with the academy. When he turned 14, he got the reward for his effort, and the England U16 team called him up. 

Two years later, there were talks regarding professional contracts and scholarships for the 16-year-old footballer. This young player knew that to succeed, technical quality, luck, and, most importantly, not being injured are essential.

Named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2014 in South Korea Cup was one of the honors of 

Japhet Tanganga early career

. After achieving a trophy during the playing era with Spurs youth, Japhet played an efficient role in his team's success in the 2017 Toulon Tournament,

by which he could catch much attention. The appearance of Japhet Tanganga,

Harvey Barnes

, and

Reece James

led their national team to win the competition against Ivory Coast in the final and achieve their sixth Toulon title.

Like many footballers who have experienced the moments in their career history, which have affected their future, Japhet encountered one when he played for the Tottenham Hotspur U23 team during Ugo Ehiogu's coaching.

It was such a turning point in his career history. Unfortunately, in 2017, the Nigerian coach suffered a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training ground and died. The late coach played a critical role in Japhet's senior career.

When Ugo died, Japhet had a high reputation as a powerful defender, whose trademark powerful headers, pace, and technique was excellent. After Ugo's death, Japhet posted his photo on Instagram and wrote, "RIP Ugo. A great man, player & coach. You will be missed dearly."

 Lastly, in June 2019, Japhet signed his first contract with the club and in September 2019, under 

Mauricio Pochettino

's management made his first appearance for the club in an EFL Cup match. 

Japhet Tanganga Girlfriend

The handsome football star, whose height is 1.84m and is in a great financial situation, will most likely look attractive to his fans. Following his brilliant performance in the 2019-20 season, Japhet earned much fame. It led his fans to begin to think about his life off the pitch. One of the most notable ones is about 

Japhet Tnganga girlfriend

, which through this section, we have explained. 

To get if the London-born footballer is married or has a girlfriend, we have surfed on the Internet and visited many authentic sources, but none of them had published anything about it. However, the lack of info and photos about his partner can have two meaning.

One of them is that Japhet Tanganga prefers to keep his personal life, especially his girlfriend secret. The other one is that he is single, which since the British defender is only 22, the latter is likely to be true for her. 

Japhet Tanganga Instagram

Japhet Tanganga Instagram


, is full of memorable moments in which his team earned success. Most photos are on the pitch, and he has not shared anything with his family. There is only one photo in which Japhet is on the beach and enjoying a holiday, which might describe how he spends his free time.

At the time of writing, 169k fans are following his page. Amongst his all posts, 69, there is one that catches your eyes at the first minute. In the shared photo, Japhet is standing beside David Beckham, the legend of all time, and commented, "Learning from one of best." If you are a Tottenham's fan, visiting his page will review many of thae club's top moments for you.

Japhet Tanganga Net Worth

In the following paragraph, we have presented some facts about 

Japhet Tanganga net worth

, that during the 2020-21 season, it has raised. The only source by which the 22-year-old defender earns money is from being a footballer. According to the published estimated amounts in several authentic sources, his net worth in 2021 is between $1 to $5 million.

Japhet Tanganga Career History

The arrival of Jose Mourinho on 20 November 2019 was such a big blessing in 

Japhet Tanganga career history

. After a few weeks, Jose Mourinho, who had begun searching for a talented youth defender, diagnosed Japhet as a hard-working football player and realized Japhet was the one he needed.

Later, in an interview, Japhet has explained playing under

Jose Mourinho

and said, "It is amazing. I have learned so much in the way of how much attention he pays to the game, not only on helping me defensively and certain aspects to improve on but also the tactical side, game awareness.

The amount of knowledge he has and the amount of knowledge he has given, not only me but to the team, to manage the game better, be tactically better, manage the game smarter.

It has been amazing to work under such a manager of his status, and I wish to continue working with him because it is amazing." Jose Mourinho trusted his choice and let him appear in the EPL competition against


in January 2020.

Although it was a big responsibility for Japhet, who was doing his first EPL match, Mourinho preferred to trust him, like how he behaved with Scott McTominay. Before the game, Mourinho described why Japhet would play beside other Spurs experienced players and said that Japhet is so faster.

After the competition, which all observed Tanganga's excellent playing, Mourinho said, "He played well. The kid has reason to be very happy with his new level, not with the result obviously but with his first game in the Premier League. It could not be a bigger one, and he did it amazingly."

Indeed, this was an opportunity that Tanganga took full advantage of and impressed every fan. Posting a photo of himself and his coach, Japhet has commented, "Thank you, boss, for believing in me and giving me a chance. Forever grateful." He also added that 

Ledley King

's joining the coaching staff affected players' performance.

Japhet mentioned that "I think it is very important. It has helped a lot of the defensive players, whether in training or extras, asking him what you can improve on to the point of watching other games, and having his mind, someone who has been in the game for such a long time.

You can use his intelligence, his mindset of what he knows, and how to improve. For us, it has been so important because we have the tool to better ourselves and better ourselves defensively."

As we mentioned earlier, Tottenham's no 25 has spent his all career with the club. Since 2019, that Japhet started his senior career, he has made 17 appearances and has not scored any goals yet.

In addition to his excellent club career, Japhet has had successful appearances at the international level. His first playing for his national team was with England U16 in the 2014-15 season, in which he played three times.

Afterward, Japhet made four and six appearances, respectively, with

England U17

and U18. His first international goal was in 2017-18 that he played for England U19. He spent the seasons from 2017 to 2019 with England U20 and appeared in 10 competitions with the team. Since 2021, Japhet has joined

England U21

and has made two appearances with them until now. 

Japhet Tanganga Honors

The British defender has already achieved two achievements during his career history, which we have listed here. One of 

Japhet Tanganga honors

 is the EFL Cup runner-up, which he gained in the 2020-21 season with Tottenham Hotspur. The other success is an achievement, and he gained through his appearances for his national team, England U20, the Toulon Tournament in 2017.

Short Facts about Japhet Tanganga

In 2020, through an interview, Japhet Tanganga described his feeling about playing in the Europa League and said, "I've enjoyed it a lot. For me, I've had quite a long period being out due to some injures, and obviously, I've missed quite a lot during the beginning of the season. So, for me, I'm just happy to be back, be involved with the team, and be part of the Europa League."

-To know more about Japhet Tanganga's lifestyle, it is better to know that it is out of any irrational spending. However, his lifestyle is full of seaside adventures, and he spends most of his holidays at the popular seaside. Unlike many footballers, who share many photos of their luxurious cars and houses, it seems that Japhet has no desire for a glamorous lifestyle. 

As you read in the text, we presented a list of notable 

facts about Japhet Tanganga

 and described his life on and off the pitch. Covering his personal and professional life from his childhood to now, we tried to prepare a comprehensive article with accurate info. Despite our effort in making a complete piece, there might be some parts that we have missed. Let us know your points by placing them in the comment section.





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