Facts of Shinji Kagawa
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||31 years old|
|Family Name :||Kagawa|
|Birth Country :||Japan|
|Birth Sign :||Pisces|
|Height :||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Kobe, Hyogo province|
|Working For||Manchester United F.C.|
|Weight in KG||64 kg|
|Famous for||Football player|
Shinji Kagawa is a professional footballer from Japan who plays for the German club, Borussia Dortmund, and the Japan national team. He is known for his vision technique, movement, and deft passing. He holds the records for most appearances and goals by a Japanese player in UEFA club competitions. Kagawa was named Asian Football Confederation International Player of the Year on 29 November 2012. He is successful in making his senior international debut and won over 80 caps. Shinji is also the first player in Japan to sign a professional contract before graduating from high school. He is also a top scorer of J.League Division2.
Early life And Career:
Shinji was born on 17 March 1989 in Kobe, Japan. He started playing football at the age of 5. He began his professional career playing in his homeland with Cerezo Osaka.
Kagawa joined Marino Football Club from 1994 to 1999, Kobe NK football club from 1999 to 2001 and FC Miyagi Barcelona in Sendai from 2001 to 2005.
He made his first appearance on 23 August 2010 in the German Bundesliga and playing for Borussia Dortmund. Kagawa scored his first goal of the new Bundesliga season on 18 September.
On 22 June 2012 after passing his medical Shinji transferred to Manchester United. He scored his first hat-trick for United against Norwich City on 2 March 2013 and also became the first Asian to score a hat-trick in a Premier League. He also contributed to the title-winning match against Aston Villa and became the first Asain to win the Premier League title.
Kagawa made a return to his former club Dortmund on 31 August 2014 signing a contract till 30 June 2018. He scored twice in Dortmund’s 3-1 win against Hoffenheim. Again, he scored the only goal of the game against Werder Bremen on 17 March.
Shinji played as a member of the Japan national under 20 football team in 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada. He was also part of the Japanese team for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Shinji's current girlfriend is Margaret Natsuki. They are dating since 2016. The pair first met when Margaret was in Dortmund to conduct his interview. She is a Japanese-Canadian model and tarento.
Kagawa net worth is estimated around $25 million. He endorses brands like AON.
Shinji Kagawa Affairs
Affair with Margaret Natsuki
Margaret a.k.a Maggy is a TV presenter mostly popular in her country Japan. After her move to England, she does not host any TV shows.However, she continues her modeling career and is featured in fashion magazines, art publications printed mostly in Japan. Maggy met Kagawa while conducting his interview in Dortmund. They just hit it off in their first meeting and eventually started dating.