Kaoru Mitoma

Birth Day May 20th, 1997
Birth Place Kanagawa, Japan
Age 25 Years Old

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Kaoru Mitoma - Japanese football player

Kaoru Mitoma is a Japanese professional football player. He currently plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Japan national team. His playing position is a winger

Kaoru Mitoma played for Saginuma SC, Kawasaki Frontale, University of Tsukuba, Kawasaki Frontale, and Union SG (loan).

On the international level, Kaoru Mitoma has represented Japan at various age levels. He has represented Japan at U21, U23, and the senior level. He made his senior international team debut for Japan on 16 November 2021. In November 2022, he was named in Japan's 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Early Life and Family

Kaoru Mitoma was born on 20 May 1997. His birthplace is Kanagawa, Japan. He holds Japanese nationality and is of Asian descent. He belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Pisces. Detail about his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. His education, he attended the University of Tsukuba.

Kaoru Mitoma Football Career (Club)

Kaoru Mitoma joined the Frontale academy at the U10 level after which he was selected to represent Japan at the 2017 and 2019 Universiade tournaments, as well as the 2018 Asian Games and the 2019 Toulon Tournament with the under-23 national team during his time at Tsukuba. 

Kaoru Mitoma was named to the all-league XI in his final three seasons while majoring in physical education and he appeared in the 2016 and 2017 Emperor's Cup tournaments making an upstart run to the round of 16 in the latter edition.

Kawasaki Frontale

  • In July 2018, Kaoru Mitoma agreed on a professional contract with Kawasaki Frontale senior team starting in 2020 and made his official pro debut on the opening matchday of the 2020 J1 League.
  • Kaoru Mitoma then quickly established himself after the league resumed following the COVID-19 outbreak, becoming the first rookie to reach double digits in goals in the first division since Yoshinori Muto.

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • On 10 August 2021, Kaoru Mitoma joined Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on a four-year deal, joining Union SG on loan for the first year. 

Union SG (loan)

  • Kaoru Mitoma made his debut for Union SG on 12 September 2021 in a 1-1 draw against KRC Genk. On 16 October 2021, he scored his first goal for the club, scoring a hat trick in a 4-2 home victory over Seraing. During his loan spell at Union SG, he made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 8 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions.

Return to Brighton & Hove Albion

  • After his return to Brighton & Hove Albion from the loan, on 13 August 2022, Kaoru Mitoma made his Premier League debut for the club in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at the Falmer Stadium. On 5 November 2021, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win against Wolves. On 9 November 2022, he again scored a goal in the eventual 3-1 away win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup third round.


International Career

  • Kaoru Mitoma has represented Japan at various age levels. 
  • Kaoru Mitoma has represented Japan at U21, U23, and the senior level. 
  • After being capped at the youth level, Kaoru Mitoma was called up to the Japan senior squad for the first time in November 2021 for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Oman.
  • Kaoru Mitoma made his senior international team debut for Japan on 16 November 2021 in a 1-0 win against Oman in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
  • On 24 March 2022, Kaoru Mitoma scored his first senior international goal for Japan, scoring twice in a 2-0 World Cup qualification win against Australia.
  • His double offers him his First "A" international regularisation at the following game, five days later, against Vietnam.
  • On 1 November 2022, Kaoru Mitoma was named in Japan's 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Kaoru Mitoma Personal Life: Girlfriend and Dating

Looking at his personal life, Kaoru Mitoma is an unmarried footballer. There is not much about his personal relationship and girlfriend as he always maintains a distance in his private life and media. He has remained tight-lipped about his private life in public. As of 2022, he is reportedly single and is not dating anyone. Any updates on his love life will be updated here. 

Kaoru Mitoma Salary 2022

Kaoru Mitoma is a very successful footballer and his major source of earnings is his football career. He is a Japanese professional football player who currently plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be $1.5 million and he received £1 million as a yearly salary from his current club. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings and is living a luxurious lifestyle. In addition, his market value is around €6 million.  

Kaoru Mitoma Body Measurements

Kaoru Mitoma stands at a height of 1.78m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 73kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Kaoru Mitoma’s Transfer History

  • Kaoru Mitoma joined the Frontale academy at the U10 level
  • In 2016, Kaoru Mitoma joined the University of Tsukuba, a Japanese university football powerhouse. 
  • In July 2018, Kaoru Mitoma agreed on a professional contract with Kawasaki Frontale senior team starting in 2020.
  • In August 2021, Kaoru Mitoma joined Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on a four-year deal, joining Union SG on loan for the first year.

Awards and Achievements

Honors 

  • Won the 2020 J League with Kawasaki Frontale.
  • Won the 2020 Emperor’s Cup with Kawasaki Frontale.
  • Won the 2021 Japanese Super Cup with Kawasaki Frontale.

Individual

  • J.League Best XI: 2020

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