Last updated on August 6th, 2023 at 07:24 am
Facts About Keisuke Honda
|37 Years Old
|Midfield - Attacking Midfield
|Place Of Birth
|Settsu, Osaka Prefecture
|Misako Honda (m. 2008)
|Cambodia national team
Keisuke Honda is a Japanese professional football manager and former player. He is also the general manager of Cambodia national football team. He started his youth career from Settsu FC in 1994 and played professional football for VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands, CSKA Moscow in Russia, AC Milan in Italy, and Pachuca in Mexico.
Initially, he represented Japan at different age levels before making a senior team debut in 2008. He has played in the 2005 ‘FIFA World Youth Championship,’ in two ‘FIFA World Cups,’ and in two ‘AFC Asian Cups’ as part of the Japanese national football team. He is the recipient of the 2010 Japanese Footballer of the Year, 2011 AFC Asian Cup Most Valuable Player, and 2013 Asian Golden Ball Award. He helped his country to win AFC Asian Cup in 2011. Following an exit from 2018 FIFA World Cup, Honda has announced his plan to retire from international football, where he has scored 37 international goals earning 98 caps in total.
Gossips and Rumors
Keisuke Honda starting Melbourne Victory conceded an injury-time goal against Perth Glory that denied the team to earn their first point in the A-League. Currently, Melbourne Victory remains at the bottom of the table with zero points in 2 games. Chris Ikonomidis of Perth Glory scored in the 93rd minute to earn three points for the club in a 3-2 victory over Melbourne Victory.
Best Known for
- Honda was named the most valuable player of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
- He was given a nickname, Emperor Keisuke.
Keisuke Honda's Early Life
Keisuke Honda was born on 13 June 1986 in Settsu, Osaka, Japan. His birth sign is Gemini and holds Japanese nationality. He was so much fascinated by football since he was a child. Being raised in Osaka, he had belonged to the local junior youth team at Gamba Osaka. However, he was not capable to be promoted to the youth team.
After finishing graduation from Seiryo High School, Honda started his professional career at the age of 22, with J1 League side Nagoya Grampus in 2004. Before, he struggled a lot to get a chance to play for such clubs.
Keisuke Honda's Career
In January 2008, Netherlander club VVV-Venlo signed Honda on a two and half-year deal. The club relegated during his first season at the club. Honda helped his team to get back into the league and was given a nickname Keizer Keisuke by his fans, meaning Emperor Keisuke.
In December 2009, Russian club CKSA Moscow signed Honda on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee reported to be around 6 million Euro. Honda became the first Japanese player to reach quarter-finals in the UEFA Champions League in 2010 defeating Spanish club Sevilla.
In January 2014, Italian club AC Milan signed free agent Honda where he played for three years as per his contract.
In July 2017, Mexican club Pachuca signed Honda. Honda played at Pachuca for a year.
In August 2018, Australian club Melbourne Victory signed Honda to play in the A-League. He scored on his A-League debut, in Victory's opening game of the 2018–19 A-League, a 2–1 loss to Melbourne City in the Melbourne Derby.
On 6 November 2019, he signed a contract for one season at Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem. However, after Leonid Slutsky's departure, Honda decided to also leave Vitesse after only four league appearances.
On 31 January 2020, Honda signed with Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Botafogo.On 15 March, he made his debut and scored his first goal, opening the score from a penalty kick in a 1–1 draw against Bangu in the Campeonato Carioca.
On 4 February 2021, Honda announced that he had reached an agreement with Primeira Liga club Portimonense. The signing was officially confirmed two days later, with Honda joining the Portuguese side on a six-month deal with the option for a one-year extension.
On 15 March 2021, Honda joined Azerbaijan Premier League club Neftçi PFK on a deal until the end of the season. At the end of the season, Keisuke Honda won Azerbaijan Premier League title with Neftçi.
On 14 September 2021, Honda joined FK Sūduva on a deal until 31 December 2021
Keisuke Honda's International Career
Keisuke Honda made his senior international debut for Japan in 2008. Honda has represented the Japan national team in 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Japan achieved first World Cup win on foreign soil when Honda scored a free kick and helped his team to win 1-0 against Cameroon in 2010 FIFA World Cup. Honda was a key player of Japan national team that won the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, where he was named the most valuable player in the competition. Honda became the first Asian player to score in three World Cups. He is also the top scoring Asian player in the World Cup history. Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup exit, Honda has announced his plan to retire from the international football.
Keisuke Honda's Personal Life
Honda is married to Misako. She works as a kindergarten teacher. They got married in 2008 and the couple is blessed with a son. Honda belongs to a family where most of the members are involved in sports. His older brother, Hiroyuki Honda was also a footballer. His uncle Daisaburo was a canoeist who represented Japan in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He also has a cousin who is well popular as an Olympic wrestler.
He is active on the social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram where he has thousands of followers. He has over 375k followers on his Instagram account.
Body Features Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda stands 1.82m i.e six feet tall. He has a weight of 74kg. The 32-year old midfielder is still active in football and has maintained his body perfectly fit.
Keisuke Honda's Net Worth
Keisuke Honda earns an enormous amount of salary and has successfully maintained his net worth, which we could witness in accordance with his standard of living. He has a salary estimated around $1.9 million. In 2009, Russian club CKSA Moscow signed Honda on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee reported to be around 6 million Euro. His net worth is $3.8 Million. He has also got a red Ferrari which cost around $315k which is very expensive. He has managed a luxurious living standard.