Ritsu Doan is a professional Japanese footballer. He currently plays for Bundesliga club SC Freiburg in the position of Winger.
He has a brother named Yu Doan.
Ritsu is not married yet. However, he does have a girlfriend. He has kept his girlfriend's identity very lowkey.
Age and Net Worth
Ritsu is 24 years old. The net worth of Ritsu is estimated to be $1 to $5 Million.
Ritsu Was The Youngest In His Club
Ritsu got interested in football because of his older brothers.
He was just interested in football, but his primary school coach boosted his confidence and was mad about football afterward.
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He played football a lot, and his talent reached many clubs' eyes.
He was soon the target of many clubs, and offers started to come across him.
He accepted the offer of GambaOsaka and started playing there. He was still very young at that time.
He even was titled as the youngest-ever player from Osaka FC to play in the J1 league.
But his age didn’t match his talent, as he was far more talented. His U15 national team was the first to ever win Treble in 2012.
He was also named the Asian Youth Player of The Year in 2016.
Ritsu Is Called Japanese Messi
Ritsu played with the Japanese National U20 team in 2017.
The U20 World Cup held in the year was not won by Japan, but Ritsu was one of the highlighted players in the whole tournament.
He was the player that helped the Japanese National Team to reach the knockout round after scoring three goals.
But a single goal against Italy changed his career.
His single goal against Italy with a brilliant run and dribble was so brilliant that FIFA called him Japanese Messi in their Tweet.
After that goal, he became worldwide famous. Many clubs around the globe wanted him and were offering him deals.
It was a proud moment for him and his club. He then moved to a Dutch club FC Groningen as a loaned player.
Ritsu didn’t lack his ability in the Dutch League as well. His performance made him a permanent player at the club.
Ritsu Got Injured During Training
Ritsu is a brilliant player and has been one of the vital players in the World Cup qualifier matches for the Japanese National Team.
But his injury became one of the greatest losses for the team.
He had a knee injury while training with the national team and missed some matches afterward.
His absence was really seen in the match. After the injury, Japan played against Saudi Arabia, and they lost the match.
Not only he but his duo partner Takefusa Kubo was also injured in the club match against Real Madrid.
He also had a knee injury and hasn’t appeared in any matches since.
The two best players of Japan who could have really made a difference in the matches in World Cup qualifiers were missing.
Since Japan had been struggling with the matches, the team's coach made some changes to the team by calling out new players in the squad.
But the absence of the duo made the team function very difficult.
It was not confirmed whether Ritsu and his teammate would arrive sooner or later, but the lower points in the group stage became a very dangerous sign for the Japanese National Team.
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