It is already hard for Asians to create a space for themselves in the international market. So, when one does make it successfully, you bet people are going to hear about it. Such is the case with Takefusa Kubo, also known as the Japanese Messi.
Just 19 years old, Takefusa has achieved many things that some people can only dream of. From playing for Real Madrid to his national football team, Kubo has almost achieved it all.
Currently, the professional footballer serves as a winger for the Spanish club, Villarreal, following his transfer in August 2020. Today, we will take a closer look at his career from his childhood to professional La Liga plays. Let’s get started then.
Takefusa Kubo: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Takefusa Kubo (久保 建英)|
|Birth Date||June 4, 2001|
|Birth Place||Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Known as||Japanese Messi|
|Father’s Name||Takefumi Kubo|
|Mother’s Name y||Unknown|
|Age||20 Years Old|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches(173 cm)|
|Current Team||Villarreal(on loan from Real Madrid)|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Merch of Villarreal||Jersey, T-Shirt|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Who is Takefusa Kubo?- Nationality and Family
Takefusa Kubo (久保 建英), who is famous as the Japanese Messi, is a professional footballer from the land of the rising sun. To be specific, Kubo was born in the small town of Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. And he is the son of Takefumi Kubo, while the identity of his mother is unknown.
Apart from Kubo’s father, other information like their current whereabouts and status are not found in the media. Added to that, he has not mentioned much regarding his siblings as well.
Likewise, the same is the case of his education too. As for her nationality, Kubo is Japanese by birth and Asian by ethnicity.
How old is Takefusa Kubo?
Popularly known as the Japanese Messi, Takefusa Kubo was born in the year 2001. Hence he is 19 years old as of now. Aside from that, Kubo celebrates his birthday every year on the fourth of June, which makes his zodiac sign a Gemini.
And from what we know, people of this sign are some of the smartest yet centric people.
Likewise, Kubo being an athlete, is physically fit and mentally prepared. We can clearly see his agility and athleticism when we watch him play. The Japanese star stands at 5 feet 8 inches(173 cm) and weighs around 69 kgs.
From the looks, it is inevitable that Kubo trains himself regularly and maintains his diet to be ready for the field.
Aside from that, Takefusa is still a young and growing man in his late teen. We are sure, with time, Kubo will grow both in experience and as a player.
As for his demeanor, Kubo has short dark hair and the same pair of dark eyes.
The Japanese Messi- Takefusa Kubo’s Soccer Career
As we know by now, Kubo is popularly known as the Messi of Japan. But the journey alone to earn that title has been long and tedious for him.
Looking back at his career, Kubo started playing football ever since he could stand and run. He was just seven years old when Kubo began to as a player for FC Persimmon, a local club based in his home-city, Kawasaki.
Likewise, eight years old Takefusa got the MVP award at FC Barcelona Soccer Camp. In the following year, the FC Barcelona School team selected him to participate in the Sodexo European Rusas Cup, which was held in Belgium.