Takumi Minamino (南野 拓実) age, position, team, salary, girlfriend, facts, football Career

Takumi Minamino is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Liverpool 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.

Takumi Minamino 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 Takumi Minamino’s age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, and football Career so far.

Who Is Takumi Minamino?

Takumi Minamino (南野 拓実, Minamino Takumi, born 16 January 1995) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League side Liverpool and the Japan national team.

Minamino started his career at J.League Division 1 club Cerezo Osaka in 2012 and in his first season he was named J.League Rookie of the Year. In 2014 he moved to the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg with whom he spent four successful seasons. After impressive performances for the club, he joined Liverpool on January 1, 2020, and won the Premier League in his inaugural season.

Making his senior international debut for Japan in 2015, Minamino starred in the team that reached the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final.

Takumi Minamino Facts

  • Name: 南野 拓実, Minamino Takumi
  • Date of birth/Age: Jan 16, 1995 (27)
  • Place of birth: Izumisano, Osaka
  • Citizenship:  Japan
  • Height: 1,74 m
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Current international: Japan
  • Caps/Goals: 39 / 17

Takumi Minamino Early Life

When I was in elementary school, I belonged to Zessel Kumatori FC. His teammate at the time was Sei Muroya. In 2007, after receiving offers from multiple J Academy, joined Cerezo Osaka U-15 at the same time as entering junior high school.

In 2009, he won the top 8 in the 24th Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-15) tournament and won the top scorer.

In 2010, he was promoted to Cerezo Osaka U-18. He suddenly achieved a hat-trick in the Prince League Kansai 1st Section 1 Kobe Science and Technology Battle and contributed to the victory, and he won the championship without losing.

In 2011, he scored 9 goals in 4th place in the Premier League West, and at the 19th J-League Youth Championship, he scored 13 goals in 8 games to become the top scorer.

In August 2012, he became a top-team two-class registered player with Daichi Akiyama and made his first appearance in the official match against Omiya Ardija in J1 Section 32. In the final match against Kawasaki Frontale, where the team’s J1 remained, he made his first starter and full appearance in the official match and recorded his first goal in the official match against Shimizu S-Pulse in the 4th round of the Emperor’s Cup. In the same year, he scored 16 goals in the Premier League West, leaving him second in the scoring ranking.

Takumi Minamino Current Team

He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Liverpool.

Takumi Minamino Age

He is 27 years old.

Takumi Minamino Girlfriend

Takumi Minamino is currently single, according to our records.

What is Takumi Minamino Playing Position?

He plays as a midfielder in his team.

Takumi Minamino Salary and Net Worth

Takumi Minamino earns £72,000 per week, £3,744,000 per year playing for Liverpool F.C. as a AM RLC, F C. Takumi Minamino’s net worth is £15,433,600. Takumi Minamino is 26 years old and was born in Japan. His current contract expires June 30, 2024.

Style of play

In Salzburg, Minamino played a smooth attacking role that allowed him to move freely and “open doors, pick a pass and move with a graceful stride.”

Its relatively slender frame has been described as an “advantage”, as its low center of gravity means players can be “passed easily”.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised him, saying, before signing for Liverpool, “I would like Minamino to be at Liverpool.” It is elegant. The best talent. After a match against Ajax in the Champions League, Klopp said: “He’s all over the place, defending like hell and then stepping in offensively.”

Takumi Minamino Football Career

Here, we take a closer look at Takumi Minamino’s Football career so far.

Club Career

Cerezo Osaka

In 2013, he was promoted to the top team with Daichi Akiyama, Takeru Okada, and Daiki Kogure. He took over the number 13 from Yoichiro Kakitani. He was selected as a starting member from the match against Albirex Niigata in Section 1 and became the first high school graduate rookie to enter the starting lineup in the history of the club. The club’s youngest score record in the J1 league match (18 years 10 months 5 days) held by Yoshito was updated (18 years 5 months 20 days). On July 26, the same year, he played an active part in the team’s total score in the friendly match against Manchester United and received high praise from United players and managers. In the final round of the league match, he scored two goals.

Levir Culpi, who had decided to retire after the match, said, “I think I could have scored more goals throughout the season if I was playing in a position closer to the goal in the center as it is today. It’s also my responsibility as a coach that I didn’t do it. For various reasons, he took on the role of defending on the side and then attacking the team at the expense of myself. I think he is a bright player in the future who will carry the Japanese soccer world on his back if he plays inside, close to the goal. ” Although he was a rookie year, he won the J-League Best Young Player Award with a result of 5 goals in 29 league games (8 goals in 38 games including cup games) as the main force of the team.

In 2014, it was a season that which both the club and the club received great expectations from the breakthrough of the previous year, but the team that welcomed the new coach did not increase the points from the opening and became 17th after repeated manager changes. Sinks and demoted to J2. As the change of managers continued, Yoichiro Kakitani, Diego Forlan, Takahiro Ogihara, and other teammates couldn’t show their strengths, and he himself only scored two goals in the league match and was sent off twice during the season. and ended up with unwilling results.


Minamino at Red Bull Salzburg (2018). On January 6, 2015, it was announced that he would be fully transferred to FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. He has a number of “18”. On February 14, he made his starting debut as a right midfielder in the 20th round of the league match against SC Wiener Neustadt. On March 4, he scored two goals against FC Flyeralarm Admira Mödling in the 23rd round of the league and scored his first goal in the league after the transfer. On May 24, he started in the league match against Wolfsberger AC in Round 33, recording assists and winning the team’s league title.

In the 2015-16 season, he scored his first goal in the first round of the Austrian Cup on July 18, which was his first match. On August 11, he started for the first time in the SV Ried match in the 4th round of the league match and contributed to the victory by scoring 2 goals. On August 27, he played against FC Dinamo Minsk in the UEFA Europa League, scoring one goal but the team lost in the playoffs. In the league match, he played an active part in scoring 10 points in the season as the main force and contributed to the team’s victory.

In the 2016-17 season, he showed 3 goals and 1 assist, including the first hat-trick to enter the pro in the SV Ried match of the 22nd section held on February 19, 2017. On April 2, in the 27th round against SC Rheindorf Altach, he scored 2 goals and 1 assist, scoring double digits for the second consecutive year.

In the 2017-18 season, he scored his first goal of the season against Hibernians FC in the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying. On July 22, he scored his goal against Wolfsberger AC in the opening round of the league. On November 5, he was injured and left, but scored two goals in the starting lineup against SKN St. Pölten in Round 14. On February 14, 2018, he scored his first EL goal against Real Sociedad, the 1st leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. In the final round of the league match, he made a full appearance and contributed to the victory, and the team achieved the fifth straight victory.

In the 2018-19 season, he scored his first goal of the season’s league match against FC Admira Vucker Mödling in Round 6 on September 2, 2018. On November 8th, he played an active part in deciding a hat-trick against Rosenborg BK in the UEFA Europa League GS Section 4. In the 29th round of the league match, he made a full appearance and contributed to the team’s sixth straight victory.

In the 2019-20 season, in the 4th round against SKN St. Pölten on August 17, 2019, he scored the third goal of the season and showed three goals in four games from the opening. On September 27, he made his CL debut against KRC Genk in the UEFA Champions League GS Section 1 and showed two assists. Furthermore, in the Champions League GS Section 2 on October 3, the cross ball from Hwang Hee-chan was scored with a direct volley shot from outside the penalty area, the Van Dijk mark was removed, and Harland’s goal was assisted. He showed 1 goal and 1 assist against the tournament champion Liverpool FC.


On December 19, 2019, it was agreed to join the Premier League Liverpool FC from January 1st of the following year. His contract period is four and a half years. His number is “18”, the same as in the Salzburg era. According to the British Guardian’s report, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson, who played in the CL, suggested to Jurgen Klopp to acquire Minamino, but DAZN’s soccer program “Atsuto Uchida’s Football Time” It was revealed that Yusuke Akiyama, who is currently acting as an agent, asked Liverpool for the acquisition after the match. On January 5, 2020, he started in the FA Cup 3rd round against Everton FC and made his first appearance after the transfer.

In the Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on January 23, he made his first appearance in the Premier League by replacing Sadio Mané, who was injured in the 33rd minute of the first half. He made his first appearance in the Champions League after his transfer in the 2nd leg against Atletico Madrid on March 12. Liverpool won the league title for the first time in 30 years, and Minamino became the fourth Japanese to win the Premier League.

He participated in the FA Community Shield Arsenal FC match on August 29, 2020, which was the first match of the 2020-21 season, and scored his first goal in the 15th match after transferring in the 28th minute of the second half. He was the first Liverpool player to score his first goal at Wembley Stadium after the transfer. On September 24, he contributed to the victory by scoring his first two goals after his transfer in the third round of the EFL Cup against Lincoln City. He started in the Crystal Palace FC match on December 19th on behalf of Mohamed Salah. He scored the first goal of the premiere in the 3rd minute and contributed to the big win of 7-0.


On February 2, 2021, he transferred to Southampton FC for rental until the end of the season. The number is “19”. On February 6, he started in the match against Newcastle United FC and scored a goal in his first appearance after the transfer in the 30th minute of the first half, but the team lost 2-3. On February 20, he scored his second goal after his transfer in the 33rd minute of the first half against Chelsea FC at home. The match then returned one point in the penalty shoot-out but drew 1-1, giving the team the first points in six games.

Liverpool return

On September 21, 2021, he scored his first goal after his return in the Carabao Cup against Norwich City FC. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and other thick players are in a position where there are few appearances, but captain Jordan Henderson said, “Athletes are always prepared for their turn. It’s necessary to prepare. So proper preparation and usual practice posture are really important. In this respect, the mentality that Taki Minamino shows is a wonderful word. Let’s take turns from the bench even if it is a starting lineup. His attitude is the model we are always looking for. Taki is always doing his best in his daily practice, so everyone who knows his stance will be pleased with his goal. He’s a dream player for the coach,” said Jurgen Klopp. “Taki isn’t really a problem, but the other players in his position are very good and thankfully they aren’t injured. That’s it. Taki himself is absolutely okay.

Besides, he has a really good understanding of our game, so he can play most of our football as soon as he puts it in. He scored a goal in the match against Arsenal in Section 12 in 45 seconds from his mid-game entry, and scored a birthday goal in the match against Brentford FC in Section 22. In the league cup quarter-final against Leicester City FC, in the second half of the additional time 5 minutes, which was in a situation where he would be eliminated if he lost, James Milner’s cross was scored by volley to equalize, 1 goal 1 assist, penalty shootout PK Although he failed, the team won. This goal was also the third consecutive league cup goal since Vladimír Schmitzer in the 2000-2001 season.

International career

In 2009, he was elected to the U-15 Japan National Team and participated in the AFC U-16 Championship 2010 Qualifying Group League. He achieved a hat-trick against the Philippines. He made it to the top four of the 2010 AFC U-16 Championship 2010, scoring five goals and becoming the top scorer in the tournament. In 2011, before the FIFA U-17 World Cup, a special feature entitled “Japan’s lethal weapon” was organized on the FIFA official website, and it was expected to be the ace of the U-17 Japan National Team. He fell into a slump before the tournament and ended up scoring one goal, but the team made it to the top eight for the first time in 18 years since the 1993 tournament held in their own country.

In January 2014, he won the MVP of the tournament at the Nuti Food Cup, which was held at the U-19 Japan National Team in Vietnam. In April of the same year, he participated in his Japan national team candidate training camp for the first time. He was defeated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Japan National Team, and although he was not able to join the World Cup Japan National Team as a teenager since Shinji Ono, he was elected as a pre-registered member. In the AFC U-19 Championship, which he played in October, he was disappointed with four goals in four games, but in the end he was eliminated from the quarter-finals due to his own penalty shootout.

In 2015, he was selected as a member of the World Cup 2nd qualifying match against Syria and Iran in October, and was selected for the first time as a representative of Japan. On October 13, he made his first appearance in a friendly match against Iran.

In 2016, he was selected as a member of the AFC U-23 Championship 2016, which also served as a qualifier for the Rio Olympics. In the third round of the group league, the U-23 Saudi Arabia National Team broke through the dribble from the right side and assisted Yosuke Ideguchi in scoring. The U-23 Japan National Team advanced to the final, but withdrew from the team before the final due to a return request from their club. He was elected as a member of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and in the first match of the U-23 Nigeria National Team on August 4, he scored a tie goal but lost in a 4-5 meeting. Although he participated in all three games in the group league, the team was eliminated from the group league.

On September 11, 2018, he scored his first goal for Japan in the Kirin Challenge Cup against Costa Rica. On October 12, he scored the first goal in the 42nd minute of the first half against Panama and scored two consecutive goals. On October 16th, he scored the first goal in the 12th minute against Uruguay and the fourth additional point in the 66th minute to record three consecutive games. With the new system of the national team, the third consecutive race from the first team is the third person in history after the 1997 Robisu Wagner and 2015 Shinji Okazaki only after the J-League was established.

In January 2019, he was elected a member of the AFC Asian Cup 2019. In the semi-final match against Iran, Minamino, who responded to the through pass in the 11th minute of the second half, and the opponent defender crossed and fell. The Iranian player immediately stopped playing and appealed to the referee for Nanno’s simulation. However, the referee was not blowing the whistle and was playing, and when Nanno got up immediately, he caught up with the ball and raised the cross, and Yuya Osako decided the ball. In addition to this assist, he also got PK and assisted, and was involved in the score of all the games. In the final match against Qatar, he scored his first goal in the tournament, but lost 1-3 to runner-up.

In June 2021, in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying match against Tajikistan, he achieved seven consecutive goals since the opening of the first World Cup qualifying round in the history of the Japanese national team. With this, he has scored seven consecutive goals since the opening of the second qualifying round of the World Cup, and in 2016 he recorded the longest score in history, which is in line with the record of seven consecutive goals scored by Keisuke Honda, but he will leave the team due to club circumstances. As a result, the new record was carried over to the World Cup Asian Final Qualifying starting in September.

Individual Awards

  • J.League Rookie of the Year: 2013
  • Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize’s Rookie Award: 2013
  • IFFHS AFC Man Team of the Year: 2020


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