Ritsu Doan Biography

Ritsu Doan

Quick Facts Of Ritsu Doan

Celebrated Name Ritsu Doan
Age 21 Years
Nick Name Ritsu
Birth Name Ritsu Doan
Birth Date 1998-06-16
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Amagasaki, Hyogo
Birth Nation Japan
Nationality Japenese
Best Known For 2016 AFC U19 Championship MVP and Asian Young Footballer of the Year
Debut Club Gamba Osaka
Career Start 2015
Current Club FC Groningen
Current Club Country Netherlands
Body Build/Type Athletic
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 ic)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown

Ritsu Doan is a Japanese professional football player. He currently plays for the Dutch professional football club, FC Groningen, based in Eredivisie. He plays in the attacking midfielder position and wears shirt number 7. He started his professional football career from J1 League club, Gamba Osaka in 2015. He has represented Japan national team at different age levels before making senior team debut in 2018.

He has over 166k followers on his Instagram.

Famous For

  • 2016 Asian Young Footballer of the Year.
  •  2016 AFC U19 Championship MVP.

Early Life, Place of Birth, Nationality, Parents, Siblings, Education

Ritsu Doan was born on 16 June 1998. Information about his parents is currently unavailable. His birth place is in Amagasaki, Hyogo in Japan. He holds Japanese nationality. Information regarding his siblings is currently unavailable. Information regarding his education will be updated soon.

Career, Gamba Osaka, FC Groningen

Ritsu Doan embarked his professional football career from J1 League club Gamba Osaka in 2015.

However, he struggled to earn a place in the club's senior team.

In 2016, he mainly played with the club's newly established U23 team in J3 League.

His performance earned him opportunities to play in the senior team.

In June 2017, Gamba Osaka loaned him to Dutch club, FC Groningen.

He was signed to Groningen with an option for the Dutch club to sign him permanently. 

Doan transferred to FC Groningen on a permanent basis on 1 July 2018 on 3-years contract.

He equaled the total of goals Arjen Robben scored as a teenager for Groningen after Doan scored his eighth goal of the season on 15 April 2018.

International Career

Ritsu Doan has represented Japan national team at different age levels. He has represented Japan U16 national team, Japan U 19 national team, and Japan U20 national team. He represented Japan U20 team at the 2017 U20 World Cup, where he scored 3 goals in 4 matches.

Doan was called up to the Japan national senior team for the Kirin Challenge Cup in August 2018. He made his senior team debut in a friendly match against Costa Rica in September 2018. He scored his debut goal for the senior team in a friendly against Uruguay in October 2018. 

Honors, Achievements

2015 Japanese Super Cup with Gamba Osaka.

2016 AFC U19 Championship with Japan U19 team.

2019 AFC Asian Cup Runner-up with Japan national team.

2016 Asian Young Footballer of the Year.

2016 AFC U19 Championship MVP.

Personal Life, Relationship Status, Girlfriend

There is no rumors regarding his affair with anyone. No news of his romantic involvement has surfaced yet. He is a young footballer and focused towards his career to become one of the best footballers from Japan.

Body Measurements, Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair Color

Ritsu Doan stands at an average height of 1.72 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. His other measurements are currently unavailable. He has black eyes and his hair color is dark brown.

Net Worth, Source of Income, Salary

The net worth of young and aspiring Japanese footballer is currently unavailable. However, his market value is estimated at around 750 million Euro. He has been working hard in Europe to establish himself.

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