Ritsu Doan

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Facts of Ritsu Doan

Asian Footballer of the year 2016
Full Name
Ritsu Doan
Birth Name
Ritsu Doan
Famous Name
Ritsu Doan
Current City
Freiburg, Germany
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality
No. of Instagram Followers


Attacking midfilder and Winger

Caps : 18 Past Team : PSV Market Value : £8 million Position in Team : Attacking midfilder and Winger

Football Player

Past Team
Market Value
£8 million
Position in Team
Attacking midfilder and Winger

Career & Net worth

Net Worth
£1.54 million
Famous for
Football player
Currently Club
SC Freiburg

Ritsu Doan is a Japanese descent professional footballer who plays for the German league, i.e., Bundesliga. He plays for the four-time Bundesliga winner SC Freiburg club headquartered in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, in the position of attacking midfielder and winger for his club. At the same, he is also a member of the Japan National team.

Due to his soccer technicality and skill, he is even compared to the GOAT Lionel Messi. For your kind info, he is even nicknamed "The Japanese Messi."The Freiburg attacking midfielder represented his nation for the first in 2014 at the U16 level, conceding 1 goal in four league matches. His versatility in the central and side areas has been fruitful for his team and nation. Before making appearances on the Bundesliga side, he played for several football clubs such as Gamba Osaka, Groningen, PSV and Arminia Bielefeld.

Everything on Ritsu Doanal facts and early life

Former Gamba Osaka star player Ritsu Doan is a soccer player of Japanese nationality. He hailed from Asian ancestry. The Japanese international was born on 16 June 1998 in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. Ritsu was born with the Gemini star sign. Moreover, he was brought up mostly in his home town Amagasaki. As of the current year, he is 24 years of age, and he prefers his left foot. Eyeing his Instagram account, he also likes music and cooking, apart from football. He is Buddhist and practices Buddhism.

Talking about his family, he spent his boyhood period in a superior family. Both of his parents are of Japanese origin. Like Ritsu, they also practice Buddhism. Regardless, there is no sign of info about them at the moment. The player has kept his family topics suspenseful and has barred them from the social media limelight. Not to mention that he always had his family back behind the media spotlight. They are his greatest encouragement and support in his professional and personal. He often visits them and shares a strong bond with his family members.

Insight on Freiburg Star Player Ritsu Doan's physical measurement

The AFC U19 Champion 2016 Gold medalist Ritsu seems to be a very energetic individual. He has maintained his body in a very good physique. He peaks at a moderate height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72m. He has a perfect Body Mass Index (BMI). The player weighs around 70 kg. Further description, Ritsu is fair tone guy with medium black hair. He has no tattoos on his body.

Ritsu Doan's soccer journey from Gamba Osaka to SC Freiburg

Ritsu Doan, the winger for SC Freiburg, began his football journey from his home country club, Gamba Osaka-based Suite, Osaka Prefecture. He joined Gamba Osaka in 2011 and played until late 2014 as an amateur player. In addition, the professional is a product of the Gamba Youth system. Coming through the Gamba youth system, he made his professional appearance in the J1 League after earning his spot in the Senior Gamba Osaka squad in early 2015. On 27 May 2015, Ritsu made his pro and Gamba Osaka's debut in the 2015 Asia Championship League in the clash against FC Seoul.

He was just 16 years old at that time. In his debut season, Japanese Messi played in just two matches earning 46 minutes. The Groningen star, 24, was given very few opportunities to appear on the pitch, with just 15 games in his tenure there. Shortly after that, Ritsu was transferred to the new Gamba newly-established reserve team Gamba Osaka U23 in the J3 league. Likewise, after playing one-half year with the Gamba Osaka, the club assured to loan him to the Dutch Professional League football club Groningen in June 2017 with an option to purchase on a three-year contract for the remainder of the season. 

Doan Doan with the legend himself Andre Anesta SOURCE: Instagram

However, he was transferred there permanently on 1 July 2018. His performance was outstanding that he leveled the Arjen Robben teenager gaols records after scoring his 8th goal in the 2018 season. After that, he moved to PSV Eindhoven on a major five deal in 2019. Just recording six goals in 43 league matches with PSV, he was loaned to Arminia Bielefeld. He officially joined the club in September 2020 for the 2020-21 season. The Protean player debuted in the opening match against Eintracht Frankfurt and scored his first game in the clash with Bayern Munich.

Recently, he is signed to the Bundesliga Club SC Freiburg. He is yet to play for the team. Further, he is also a crucial player for the Japan national team. He has represented Japan in numerous global tournaments and matches at different levels since 2014. On 30 August 2018, the 5 ft 8 inches winger Ritsuu was called off for the senior Japan squad. Reportedly, he made his international debut on 11 September 2018 against Costa Rica. To date, he has recorded 65 Offical games with 18 goals earning 18 caps for Japan.

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Is Ritsu Doan the highest-paid Japanese footballer in Bundesliga? Net worth and earnings

Undoubtedly, Ritsu is one of the most well-established and wealthiest Japanese football players. He is among the highest-earning footballer, but Shinji Kagawa tops the spot with an annual wage of €3.2million. The 24-year-old has experience in the diverse league around the globe. Till now, he has played for five top football clubs crediting his bank balance massively from his career. According to the sources, Ritsu has a net worth of £1.54 million (approx)

Ritsu Ritsu flaunting his expensive Hublot watches SOURCE: Instagram.


When he was with FC Groningen in 2019, he netted £3,700 weekly and £1,92,400 yearly. Now, playing for SC Freiburg, he receives weekly pay of £8,700, which equals £4,52,000 per annum. More info, Christian Gunter earns the highest salary of £8,32,000 annually in SC Freiburg. From the earnings from his career, he is living a lavish life to the fullest. Apart from football, he also boosts his net worth by collaborating with companies and sponsors.

Ritsu is a Puma sportperson. He is seen promoting its product on his media handles and gets paid handsomely in the back. However, he has not revealed the fund he generated from it. Further, the ex-PSV player has a market worth of €8 million, and his carrer highest was £10 million on 12 June 2019.

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Who is his daughter's mother? Is he married?

Observing his post on Instagram, he has posted a photograph of a baby who seems to be his own. But he has not posted anything regarding his mother anywhere. And it's also fans' most asked and explored query on the Internet. The player has kept her identity very perspire. Maybe he doesn't want to be in any kind of rumors and controversy by flashing her details.

Doan  Doan and his daughter SOURCE: Instagram


Due to its low-key nature, it's very difficult to determine his current relationship. Moreover, he has not seen pairing with any girls or partner publics, so he is currently assumed to be single.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Doan

  1. With the username @doanritsu, Ritsu has 279K on his verified Instagram.
  2. ICM Stellar Sports handle all his soccer activities.
  3. Ritsu is the 2016 Asian Young player of the year and 2016 AFC U19 MVP.
  4. With PSV, the Japanese nationality won KNVB Cup 2021-22.
  5. He is even known as the Japanese Messi.

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