Takefusa Kubo (久保 建英) age, position, team, salary, girlfriend, facts, football Career

Takefusa Kubo is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a winger for La Liga club Mallorca, on loan from Real Madrid and the Japan national team. He is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. He has been playing football since he was a child and he has an incredible vision of the game.

Takefusa Kubo is known for his creative and offensive style of play which has led him to be regarded as one of the best players in the world. Here, we take a closer look at Takefusa Kubo’s age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, and football Career so far.

Takefusa Kubo Facts

  • Name: 久保 建英, Kubo Takefusa
  • Date of birth/Age: Jun 4, 2001 (20)
  • Place of birth: Kawasaki, Kanagawa
  • Citizenship:  Japan
  • Height: 1,73 m
  • Position: Right Winger
  • Current international: Japan
  • Caps/Goals: 15 / 0

Takefusa Kubo Early Life

2004 Started playing soccer at the age of three. In August 2009, I participated in the FC Barcelona camp (held every year in Japan since 2007) after seeing the announcement in the pamphlet that “players selected as MVPs will be given a chance to play against Barcelona”. Earn MVP. In April 2010, participated in the Sodexo European Rusas Cup held in Belgium as a selection for FC Barcelona School. The team finished in 3rd place but was usually selected as the tournament MVP from the winning team. He joined the Kawasaki Frontale sub-organization when he was in the third grade of elementary school.

In August 2011, he passed the FC Barcelona sub-organization Cantera (La Masia) enrollment test and went to Spain. He joined Alevin C, consisting of 10-11 years old. In the 2013-14 season, he became the top scorer and MVP of the Mediterranean Cup U-12 tournament and also contributed to the league and the Catalan Cup. In the 2014-15 season, he belongs to Infantil A (composed of 13-14 years old). However, FC Barcelona was sanctioned by FIFA for acquiring foreign players under the age of 18 and violating registration, and Kubo’s official suspension of participation continued due to this effect, so he returned to Japan in March 2015. Joined the subordinate organization of FC Tokyo.

In 2016, he was promoted to FC Tokyo U-18 by skipping while in the third year of junior high school. He participated in the Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship as a skipper and was the first junior high school student in the history of the tournament to become the top scorer (5 points). In September, he will be registered as two of FC Tokyo’s top teams. He participated in the J3 League Round 28 match against AC Nagano Parceiro on November 5th of the same year from the beginning of the second half, breaking the youngest record in J-League history.

On March 12, 2017, he made his first full start in the J3 opening match against Kataller Toyama. On April 15, he scored the youngest goal in the J-League at 15 years, 10 months, and 11 days in the J3 Round 5 match against Cerezo Osaka U-23. On May 3, he made his debut as a top team by participating in the match against Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in the 4th round of the Levin Cup from the 21st minute of the second half. He was also the first J-League player to be born in the 21st century.

Takefusa Kubo Current Team

He plays as a winger for La Liga club Mallorca.

Takefusa Kubo Age

He is 20 Years old.

Takefusa Kubo Girlfriend

Takefusa Kubo is currently single, according to our records.

What is Takefusa Kubo’s Playing Position?

He plays as a midfielder in his team.

Takefusa Kubo Salary and Net Worth

Takefusa Kubo earns £33,000 per week, and £1,716,000 per year playing for Real Madrid as an AM/F C. Takefusa Kubo’s net worth is £4,420,000. Takefusa Kubo is 20 years old and was born in Japan. His current contract expires on June 30, 2024.

Takefusa Kubo Football Career

Here, we take a closer look at Takefusa Kubo’s Football career so far.

Club Career

FC Tokyo

On November 1, 2017, it was announced that they had signed a professional contract with FC Tokyo. Yojiro Takahagi gathered at the ballpoint because there was a direct free kick opportunity in the 84th minute in the 2017 Levan Cup Round 4 match against Sapporo, which was the debut match of the FC Tokyo top team, and because it was an FK obtained by defeating Kubo. Takuma Abe and Keigo Higashi told me to kick, so Kubo in the debut match acted as a kicker, but the ball was slightly out of the frame. On November 5, he scored his first goal as a professional player in the J3 Round 30 match against Gamba Osaka U-23. On November 26, he made his J1 league debut in the middle of the match against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in J1 Round 33. J1 participation at 16 years, 5 months, and 22 days became the third-youngest record in history, following Takayuki Morimoto and Takumi Miyayoshi.

On February 24, 2018, he participated in the J1 opening match against Urawa Reds, and on March 7, he was the first starter to enter the professional team against Yokohama F. Marinos in the first section of the Levin Cup. On March 14, he scored the youngest goal of the tournament, including the top team’s first goal, against Albirex Niigata in the second round of the Levin Cup. On March 25, J3’s results were obtained in the J3 league match against Kataller Toyama in the same season, such as scoring the first goal in the J3 league match. The amount of exercise during defense was required, and the chances of entering the bench gradually decreased.

He was elected to the U-19 Japan National Team as a training partner for the Japan National Team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After practicing with A representative members in Russia and watching the battle in the Japanese group league in Russia, the current situation that his main battlefield is the J3 league raises a sense of crisis, directly appealed to FC Tokyo leaders to change the environment, saying “I want to take on a new challenge”. FC Tokyo initially proposed a training-type loan transfer to J2, but Kubo was particular about playing in J1, and Kenta also stayed, but Kubo’s intention to transfer was firm, Yokohama F. Marinos. It was decided to allow a loan transfer. Kenta said that Kubo wasn’t enough at the time, saying, “I didn’t have enough quantity and quality of movement during off the ball, but I was able to reduce it in the last six months and expected him in the second half of the season, so I stayed. He had a strong desire to change. I want him to show his strength in the new world”Because he is a talented player, it is important to support him throughout Japan “, he sent Kubo.

Yokohama F. Marinos (loan)

On August 16, 2018, a loan transfer to Yokohama F. Marinos was announced. On August 22, he started for the first time after his transfer in the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup against Vegalta Sendai and recorded his first assist. On August 25, when he received a return pass from Ken Matsubara in the 56th minute against Vissel Kobe in the 24th round, he contributed to the victory by scoring his first goal in the J1 League with a half volley on his left foot from one trap.

This score was the youngest score in J1 history, following Takayuki Morimoto. Kubo later said what he gained in F. Marinos in four months, “It is natural that if you can not practice the concept required by the team, it will not be used in the game, and on top of that, you will contribute to the attack by showing your own characteristics. It was a big harvest to be able to know that I needed to be in the early teens, “he said. What isn’t there? “.


Returned to FC Tokyo in 2019. After the transfer for a limited time the previous year, Kenta also showed a surprising increase in momentum and defensive awareness from the team start camp, and on February 23, in the opening game against Kawasaki Frontale, he was the third youngest in the club’s history. He was selected as a starting lineup at 17 years, 9 months, and 19 days. Although the match ended in a draw, Kubo’s direct free-kick hit the post directly, showing his presence. On March 10, he made his first full appearance in the match against Sagan Tosu in Section 3 and contributed to the victory with his first assist in passing a decisive pass to FW Jael.

On May 12, in the 11th round against Jubilo Iwata, he scored a left-foot volley shot in the 39th minute of the second half, scoring his first goal in the league match as an FC Tokyo player. On June 1st, he scored two goals in the 14th round against Oita Trinita and scored multiple goals for the first time as a professional player, contributing to the victory. A send-off ceremony was held after the FC Tokyo match on June 29, 2019, after the announcement of the full transfer to Spain. Since the opponent on the day was Yokohama F. Marinos, who was the transfer destination for a limited time, he thanked both supporters.

Real Madrid

On June 14, 2019, the transfer to Real Madrid in Spain was announced. At the time of the transfer announcement, FC Tokyo was the leader in the J1 league, and Kubo was also a regular contributor to the team while was the transfer. However, the day after the transfer was announced, Naoki Ogane, the president of FC Tokyo, commented, “When I turn 18, the contract period with the club will be until that day to confirm the possibility of playing overseas again. Kubo revealed that his contract had expired on June 4, the same year when he celebrated his 18th birthday. After the contract ended, FC Tokyo also offered to extend the contract, and Kubo also had the feeling that “I want to remain as it is and contribute to the victory from the team situation of FC Tokyo this season and the feeling of my own growth”, but in the end decided to move to Real Madrid.

From the above circumstances, it was thought that he joined Real Madrid as a free transfer without a transfer fee, but on September 21, 2021, Spain’s “El Confidential” was released from Real Madrid. It is reported that a transfer fee of 2 million euros has been paid to FC Tokyo.

When it was first announced that he would join Real Madrid, he played for Real Madrid Castilla, the equivalent of Team B in the first year, and was promoted to the top team or another top-level club in the second year. It was reported that he promised to release it. On July 9, he was elected as a member of the pre-season tour and made his practical debut with the top team in the match [48]. He also participated in the Audi Cup held in the same month, and in the match against Fenerbahce held on the 31st, although it was a short participation time from the 73rd minute of the second half, he played with the opponent defender in cooperation with Luka Modric, etc. The Spanish newspaper “Marca” was selected as No. 1 in the evaluation ranking. He also played with No. 7 on his back in a test match at Castilla.

Mallorca (loan)

On August 22, 2019, a loan transfer to Mallorca, which was promoted to Primera Division for the first time in seven seasons, was decided. His number is 26. It was the third Japanese player to play in Mallorca after Yoshito Okubo and Akihiro Ienaga. By showing enough qualities to pass in the limited time of the pre-season match mentioned above, he gained experience in some other clubs with a higher level than the originally planned Castilla.

On September 2, he made his league debut by participating in the league match against Valencia in the third round. On November 10th, he scored his first goal in Spain with a middle shot in the 8th minute of the second half against Villarreal in the 13th round. This goal was the youngest scorer (18 years, 5 months, and 6 days) for Asian players in the four major European leagues. Although he often started on the bench early in the season, he became one of the main players in 2020. Eventually, the team was relegated to LaLiga 2, but the result was among the teams struggling in the lower ranks with 35 league games, 4 goals, and 4 assists. This season, he was selected by the Union of European Football Associations for LaLiga’s “Breaking 11 People”, and his performance attracted attention from home and abroad.

Villarreal (loan)

On August 10, 2020, a loan transfer to Villarreal, who finished fifth last season, was announced. He has a number of 16. From the opening, it was a bench start for 6 league games, and on October 22, he made his first starter after the transfer in the Europa League and group stage against Sivasspor, and not only scored his first goal after the transfer, but also scored two assists. Contributed to victory. After that, he started in all group stage games in the Europa League, but only two games started in the league. Before the opening of the winter transfer market, he did not participate in four games in a row, and was off the bench for the first time in the season against Levante on January 2, 2021. In the final 19 official games, only two games in the Europa League (Sivasspor and Maccabi Tel Aviv) were fully played for 90 minutes, and two games started in the league (2 games). Only against Cadiz and Real Betis).

Getafe (loan)

On January 8, 2021, it was announced that he would revoke his contract with Villarreal and transfer to Getafe [, who was competing for retention in 17th place, for a limited time until the end of the season. His number is 5. On January 11th, he made his debut in the new world by participating in the match against Elche in the 18th round from 64 minutes. Although he never wanted to participate in the practice at Getafe, he contributed to a come-from-behind victory in the enemy territory by playing an active part in two goals. After that, he was appointed as a starting lineup for four games in a row, but he did not leave a result, and he participated in the middle of the six games after that, and he did not have a chance to participate in the match against Atletico. On May 16th, in the 37th round against Levante, he scored the final point and contributed to the team’s survival. In Getafe, with 1 goal and 1 assist, there were 8 starting lineup games, 10 games in the middle, and 4 games without a turn.

Mallorca (re-loan)

On August 11, 2021, it was decided to rejoin RCD Mallorca, which was re-promoted to Primera Division in one season, with a one-season loan.

International career

In 2016, participated in the AFC U-16 Championship as the U-16 Japan National Team. He contributed to the FIFA U-17 World Cup qualification by scoring four goals, which was second in the tournament score ranking. In November of the same year, he was first elected to the U-19 Japan National Team for the Argentine Expedition (November 30-December 10). The election at 15 years, 5 months, and 20 days are the youngest in history and the first junior high school student to be selected for the U-19 Japan National Team. He made his U-19 debut in a friendly match against his U-19 Argentina national team.

In 2017, he was elected as a member of the U-20 Japan National Team for the German expedition (March 19-March 29), and participated in four games including a friendly match with the U-20 Germany National Team, scoring two goals. Listed. On May 2, the same year, he was elected to the U-20 Japan National Team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On May 21, he contributed to the victory by assisting Doan Ritsu’s reversal goal from his mid-game appearance in the first match against U-20 South Africa. In September he was elected a member of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. On October 8, in the first match against U-17 Honduras, he contributed to the victory with one goal and one assist.

In 2018, he was elected a member of the AFC U-19 Championship. On October 19, he contributed to the victory by scoring a free-kick directly in the first match against DPR Korea.

On May 23, 2019, he was selected for the first time as a member of the Kirin Challenge Cup Japan national team. It is the first time in history that a player born in the 21st century has been selected as the A representative. He was also elected to the Japan national team, which was announced the next day and was composed mainly of the Tokyo Olympics generation facing Copa America. On June 9, he made his first appearance in the A national team in the Kirin Challenge Cup against El Salvador in the 22nd minute of the second half. It was the second youngest debut in history after Daisuke Ichikawa. In the Copa America, he played his first starting lineup in his first match against Chile and played in all three group league games. Since it was a tournament immediately after the announcement of the transfer to Real Madrid, it attracted attention not only from Japan but also from overseas, but overseas media also gave high praise to Kubo’s play. Although the team was eliminated from the group league, the number of last passes in this tournament was eight, the highest number in the tournament at the end of the group league, showing a high presence.

In 2021, he was elected as a member of the U-24 Japan National Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and led the team to victory by scoring the final goal in the first match of the qualifying league against South Africa on July 22nd. In the second match of the qualifying league against Mexico on July 25, he led the team to victory by scoring two consecutive goals by directly scoring a pass from Ritsu Doan in the 7th minute of the first half. In the third match of the qualifying league on July 28, against France, the shot by Ayase Ueda in the 27th minute of the first half was saved by the opponent’s goalkeeper. It led to consecutive wins. However, he could not score a goal in the final tournament, and the team lost in the semi-final against Spain at the end of overtime and did not advance to the final for the first time in the history of the Olympics. Furthermore, in the bronze medal match, he lost to Mexico, who played in the qualifying league, 1-3, and did not reach the medal for the first time in 53 years. Another issue is that they have not yet scored points since their debut for the Japan national team in 2019.

Individual Awards

  • UEFA La Liga Revelation Team of the Year: 2019–20

Interesting Facts about Takefusa Kubo

  • David Babunski, who was at Cantera in Barcelona at the same time, remembered Kubo at the time as “remembering himself when he was little. ” Babunski was misplaced because he canceled the contract with the club on the day when Kubo’s loan transfer to Yokohama FM was announced and left the club.
  • At the press conference when joining Yokohama F. Marinos, the number was 15 as well as the number at FC Tokyo. “There is no particular reason, but I like number 15. There is a vacant number. I was allowed to choose from among them. I like 15 (not 1 or 5). ” The number in FC Tokyo U-18 (2017) was also 15.
  • His younger brother, Eiji, also plays soccer and belongs to the Yokohama FM Academy.
  • Since it was reported that he was active in Barcelona from an early age, it was reported by the media under the nickname “Kubo-Kun” for many years, but on August 26, 2018, after becoming a professional, “From now on, it is not Kubo-Kun. Please use Takefusa Kubo. “Requesting the media to change the name.
  • Can speak Spanish and Catalan almost perfectly.


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