Takumi Minamino

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Takumi Minamino
FC Admira Wacker Mödling vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg 2018-04-15 (061).jpg
Minamino at Red Bull Salzburg in 2018
Personal information
Full name Takumi Minamino
Date of birth (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Youth career
2007–2012 Cerezo Osaka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Cerezo Osaka 62 (7)
2015–2019 Red Bull Salzburg 136 (42)
2020– Liverpool 19 (1)
2021–Southampton (loan)
National team
2011 Japan U-17 4 (1)
2016 Japan U-23 3 (1)
2015– Japan 26 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020/21 season at Liverpool
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Takumi Minamino (南野 拓実, Minamino Takumi, born January 16, 1995) is a Japanese football player. He plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Minamino was born in Izumisano. He started his club career at J1 League club Cerezo Osaka in 2012 and in his first season he was named "J.League Rookie of the Year". In 2014, he moved to Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. He spent four successful season at Salzburg before moving to Liverpool on 1 January 2020.[1] On February 1, 2021 Minamino joined Southampton on loan for the rest of the 2020-21 Premier League season.[2]

Minamino has made over 20 appearances for the Japan national team. He was part of the squad that reached final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2012 Cerezo Osaka J1 League 3 0 2 1 0 0 - 5 1
2013 29 5 1 0 8 3 - 38 8
2014 30 2 3 2 2 2 7 2 42 8
AustriaLeague Austrian Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2014/15 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 14 3 2 0 - 1 0 17 3
2015/16 32 10 6 2 - 2 1 40 13
2016/17 21 11 5 3 - 5 0 31 14
2017/18 28 7 4 1 - 12 3 44 11
2018/19 27 6 5 3 - 13 5 45 14
2019/20 14 5 2 2 - 6 2 22 9
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2019/20 Liverpool Premier League 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
2020/21 9 1 1 0 2 2 4 0 16 3
2020/21 Southampton Premier League
Country Japan 62 7 6 3 10 5 7 2 85 17
Austria 136 42 24 11 - 39 11 199 64
England 19 1 4 0 2 2 5 0 30 3
Total 217 50 34 14 12 7 51 13 314 84

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2015 2 0
2016 0 0
2017 0 0
2018 5 4
2019 15 7
2020 4 1
Total 26 12

Honours[change | change source]

Red Bull Salzburg

References[change | change source]

  1. Ames, Nick (5 January 2020). "Takumi Minamino set to show Jürgen Klopp he is more than a handyman". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. "Southampton transfer news: Takumi Minamino signs from Liverpool on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. Takumi Minamino at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  4. Takumi Minamino at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  5. Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]