Minamino with FC Red Bull Salzburg in 2018
|Full name||Takumi Minamino|
|Date of birth||16 January 1995|
|Place of birth||Izumisano, Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Red Bull Salzburg|
|2015–||Red Bull Salzburg||107||(34)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2018
Minamino made 62 J. League Division 1 appearances for Cerezo Osaka, playing alongside Diego Forlán, but the team were relegated in his final season. FC Red Bull Salzburg tracked him for a year and a half before signing him on 7 January 2015, on a contract running until 2018 with the option of a further year.
He made his European debut on 26 February, playing the first half of a 1–3 home defeat (2–5 aggregate) to Villarreal in the second leg of the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League before being replaced by Felipe Pires.
During the 2017-18 season Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League semi-final. On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals as Olympique de Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final On November 8, 2018, Minamino had his first-half Hat-trick in a 5–2 victory over Rosenborg in a 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Group B match.
National team career
Last update: 11 November 2018
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||J. League Division 1||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||ACL||Total|
|2012||Cerezo Osaka||J. League 1||3||0||2||1||0||0||-||-||5||1|
|Austria||Austrian Football Bundesliga||Austrian Cup||-||CL & EL||Total|
National team statistics
|Japan national team|
- Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
|1.||11 September 2018||Panasonic Stadium Suita, Suita, Japan||Costa Rica||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|2.||12 October 2018||Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata, Japan||Panama||1–0||3–0|
|3.||16 October 2018||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan||Uruguay||1–0||4–3|
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Japan U-23
- "TAKUMI MINAMINO INTERVIEW". Red Bull. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "Villarreal progress as Vietto vanquishes Salzburg". UEFA. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
- "100 PER CENT RECORD KEPT WITH BIG AWAY WIN". redbullsalzburg.at. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
- "Striker Minamino earns first call-up under Halilhodzic". japantimes. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
- Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
- "Minamino, Takumi". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 September 2018.