A Japanese professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Japan National team and also for German club Borussia Dortmund. He also played for Manchester United on a four-year contract.Early Life (Childhood)
He was born in Hyogo province, Japan. He started training and playing football from local town sport schools. When he was just twelve years old he was invited to the Miyagi academy for training in football.Interesting Facts
He is the first Japanese professional football player to sign a professional contract before finishing high school. From childhood he was very obsessed with playing for Spanish club like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.Personal Life
He is in relationship with Ameri Ichinose. Recently there was rumor that he had done secret marriage with his girlfriend in presence of his family and friends but the news has not been officially announced.Achievement
He helped Borussia Dortmund to win Bundesliga title in both of his season. In 2009 he was honored with J. League Division 2 Top scorer. He was also awarded with Asian International Footballer of the Year in 2012.Rumor
He was in the headline when his relationship with Japanese pornstar Ameri Ichinose was reaveled.