TAKASHI USAMI PROFILE


Takashi Usami (宇佐美 貴史), born May 6, 1992 is a Japanese football player currently playing for Bayern Munich on loan from Gamba Osaka.

Usami made history by making his professional debut for Gamba Osaka at the age of 17 years and 14 days and scoring a goal in the same match to become the youngest player to achieve both feats for the club, breaking the records previously set by Junichi Inamoto. Usami made his professional debut and goal on May 20, 2009 against FC Seoul in the Champions League. In 2010, he became a more regular face in the Gamba Osaka team and he was named as Best Young Player by the J. League at the annual awards ceremony on December 6.

On 27 June 2011, it was confirmed that Usami will be loaned out to Bayern Munich., with an option to buy next summer. He will join the team in mid-July. Usami told in a news conference that a chance like that did not come everyday, and that he is looking forward to this big challenge. When he was asked about Bayern's current first-team players, he said: "I want to improve my skills to the point I can take their places from them."

Players Details

Full name: Takashi Usami
Date of birth: 6 May 1992
Place of birth: Nagaokakyō, Kyoto, Japan
Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position: Attacking Midfielder / Forward

Club information
Current club: Bayern Munich

Youth career
1999–2004 Nagaokakyō S.S.
2005–2008 Gamba Osaka


Senior career
2009– Gamba Osaka 40 (9)
2011– → Bayern Munich (loan) 0 (0)

National team
2007–2009 Japan U17 16 (10)
2010 Japan U19 13 (5)
2011– Japan U22 4 (0)

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