Shinji Kagawa

MKhanal 09 Nov,2016

Facts of Shinji Kagawa

Birth Name
Shinji Kagawa
Famous Name
Shinji Kagawa
Ameri Ichinose
Currently Married


Career & Net worth

$9 million
Net Worth
$25 million


Ameri Ichinose
Currently Married

Shinji Kagawa is a Japanese professional footballer who plays midfielder for Belgian First Division A club Sint-Truiden. He also plays in the Japan National Team. He is an attacking midfielder. Shinji started his football career with Cerezo Osaka. He also played for Manchester United. He is a huge nightmare for his opponents.

Shinji Kagawa's Early Life and Career

He was born on March 17, 1989, in Tarumi-Ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Prefecture. He is Japanese by his nationality. His ethnicity is Asian. His horoscope is Pisces.

At the age of five, Shinji Kagawa started playing football. He played for Marino football club from 1994 to 1999 and Kobe NK Football Club from 1999 to 2001. Shinji also played for FC Miyagi Barcelona in Sendai from 2001 to 2005. He was the first Japanese footballer who agreed in a professional contract before graduating from high school.

Professional Career of Kagawa

Kagawa started his professional career with Cerezo Osaka. He played from 2006 to 2010. He made 55 goals in 125 appearances while playing with Cerezo Osaka. In the summer of 2010, he was picked by Borussia Dortmund. In 49 appearances, he managed to score 21 goals for his team. He also played for Manchester United from 2012 to 2014. He scored 6 goals as a midfielder while playing for Manchester United.

ShinjiShinji layed with Spanish team for several years SOURCE: El Mundo

On August 31 2014, he returned to Borussia Dortmund and agreed for a contract until June 30, 2018. He made his senior Intl. debut on May 24 2008. He was also honored with Asian International Footballer of the Year in 2012. 

He was included in the 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and played against Colombia in the opening game. He scored a goal from the spot-kick in the 6th minute after a foul from Carlos Sanchez.

Personal Life and Kagawa

Shinji Kagawa is technically gifted and has great control of his game. He is a versatile attacking midfielder and has a great composure on a football. His passing and dribbling skills are really worth to watch for the upcoming players.

As of 2015, he was not involved in any affair. He does not have a girlfriend. He neither received any limelight for his hooks up or breakups. Currently, he is in an intimate relationship with Ameri Ichinose, a Japanese porn star. Recently there was a rumor that he had celebrated his marriage with his girlfriend Ameri Ichinose already. 

He celebrated marriage in presence of family. His close relatives and friends were also invited to the wedding event. However, they did not officially announce the news.

In 2014, he dated Margaret Natsuki, a TV presenter and model in Japan. They met during the interview in which Margaret was interviewing him. Earlier in 2012, he dated a pornstar named Ameri Ichinose. He is the single child of his parents.

He does not have any siblings. His favorite brand is FIFA. He also endorsed for Adidas and Audi. 

Shinji Kagawa is one of the recognizable faces of the football world. He has praiseworthy career earnings. In 2016, his salary was $9 million. His estimated net worth is around $25 million. He collected huge fan following from his terrific performance. His fans are from around the globe that follows him on Twitter and Instagram. He also uploads his post and status on Facebook.

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