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Full NameTakuma Asano
First NameTakuma
Last NameAsano
ProfessionFootball Player
Birth CityKomono, Mie
Birth CountryJapan
Father ProfessionTruck driver
Mother ProfessionHousewife
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SibilingsYuya Asano
EducationYokkaichi Chuo Technical High school
Height173 cm
Networth$5 M
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Date of BirthNovember 10,1994
Age29 years

Takuma Asano is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for the Bundesliga club VfL Bochum and the Japan national team.

His career so far 

Asano attended Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High school before he joined Sanfrecce Hiroshima in January 2013 at the age of 18

He was soon to impress everyone with his skills, winning the J1 league in his debut season and the Japanese Super Cup in 2014

Later that year, he contributed to the team to lift the title for the second time and was named the J1 League Rookie of the Year

In July 2016, he was signed by Arsenal. Asano, at the time, said he wasn’t sure whether to accept Arsenal's offer. 

According to him, he had always wanted to play abroad and had a few offers before, but he was never sure if he should go or not. 

Once he was called up for the national team, where there were a lot of players playing abroad, and playing with them made him feel he also wanted to play and challenge in a foreign league then.

Arsenal gave him the offer, and he was not sure whether to go or not, but he felt good about the decision after he talked to his family and friends, he added. 

Arsene Wenger, then Arsenal manager, described him as a young talented striker and very much one for the future. 

While at Arsenal, he was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart and Hannover 96 before he joined Serbian club Partizan and became the first Japanese player in the club's history. 

He has been playing for VfL Bochum since June 2021.

Takuma Asano during his time at Partizan
Takuma Asano during his time at Partizan. Source: Instagram

He credits his family for his humble nature

Asano was born and raised in Komono, Mie, alongside his five brothers and one sister. 

His father worked as a truck driver, while his mother worked as a housewife. 

Asano credits his family for his humble nature, for which he is thankful to his parents because everyone in his family had an opportunity to play football. 

He says having many brothers and sisters made him humble. His younger brother Yuya is also a professional footballer. 

He is currently playing for J1 league side Sanfreece Hiroshima as an attacking midfielder.

Childhood picture of Takuma Asano with his siblings
Childhood picture of Takuma Asano with his siblings. Source: Instagram
Takuma Asano with his family
Takuma Asano with his family. Source: Instagram

He is nicknamed Jaguar and is famous for his Jaguar celebration

Asano is nicknamed a Jaguar, but where did that come from? Asano, during an interview, explained how he got his nickname. 

According to him, he is a very fast player, and one of the fans from his last club Sanfrecce Hiroshima gave him the nickname “The Jaguar.” 

Then other supporters found out and put banners out for him. For his celebration, he adjusted to his nickname. 

He started to do Jaguar celebrations after he scored, and as he started scoring more goals, people in Japan started to know about it too. 

Now fans expect him to do it every time he scores. 

Takuma Asano is famous for his Jaguar celebration
Takuma Asano is famous for his Jaguar celebration. Source: Instagram

Get to know more about Asano

His best quality as a footballer

Asano says his best quality as a footballer is his pace. His pace is his biggest strength, then movement using his pace.

Asano as a person

Asano as a person is a very communicative type of person, which, according to him, is connected to the fact that he comes from a huge family.

His all-time favorite Arsenal player

His all-time favorite Arsenal player is Thierry Henry. He said when he was growing up, Henry had the biggest impact as an Arsenal player, and as a forward himself, he liked his style of play.

Relationship status 

Asano is currently single. He has no girlfriend at the time.

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million, which he has amassed from his football career.


  1. He was born on November 10, 1994, in Komono, Mie, Japan. He is currently 28 years old.

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