Ko Itakura – Bio, Net Worth, Age, Family, Height, Awards, Salary, Wiki

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Ko Itakura is a Japanese footballer. He is currently playing for Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Japan national team. His playing position is a center-back or defensive midfielder. His shirt number is #3 for his present team. Previously, he played for Kawasaki Frontale, Manchester City, FC Groningen (loan), and Schalke 04 (loan) before moving to Borussia Mönchengladbach. He has represented his national team, Japan in U-16, U-20, and U-23. 

Ko Itakura Known For

  • Ko Itakura is a professional footballer from Japan. 
  • He is known for playing with the Bundesliga club, Borussia Mönchengladbach. 

What is Ko Itakura Nationality?

Ko Itakura was born on 27th January 1997 in Yokohama, Japan. He holds Japanese nationality and his ethnicity is Japanese-Asian. His present age is 25 as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his religion is Christian. He has not provided details about his parents, siblings, and education. 

How was the Football Career of Ko Itakura?

  • Ko Itakura started his football career by joining the J1 League club Kawasaki Frontale in 2015.
  • With the club, he won the 2017 Japanese championship. 
  • He was then loaned to Vegalta Sendai in 2018.
  • In January 2019, he joined the Premier League club, Manchester City, and was immediately loaned to Eredivisie club Groningen, until the summer of 2020. 
  • On 24 July 2020, his stay with Groningen was extended for one more year after both clubs agreed. 
  • On 19 August 2021, he signed a season-long loan deal with 2. 
  • Bundesliga club Schalke 04 with an option to make the move permanent for £5 million. 
  • At the end of the season, he was promoted to the Bundesliga with Schalke, but the club did not activate the option due to financial reasons. 
  • On 2nd July 2022, he returned to Germany and signed permanently with Bundesliga club, Borussia Mönchengladbach on a €5,000,000 transfer fee.

International Career

  • In May 2017, Itakura was called up to the Japan U-20 national team for the 2017 U-20 World Cup. He played 2 matches as a defensive midfielder.
  • He was then selected for the senior Japan national football team for the 2019 Copa América and made his debut on 20th June 2019 in the game against Uruguay. 

Awards and Achievements

Kawasaki Frontale

Vegalta Sendai

Schalke 04

  • 2. Bundesliga: 2021–22 


  • TAG Heuer YOUNG GUNS AWARD: 2018
  • Groningen player of the year: 2020/21  

Transfer News

  • Borussia M’gladbach on 1 Jul 2022 for the fee of 5M €
  • Manchester City on 29 Jun 2022 at the end of the loan
  • FC Schalke 04 on 18 Aug 2021 on Loan
  • Manchester City on 29 Jun 2021 at the end of the loan
  • FC Groningen on 26 Jul 2020 on loan
  • Manchester City on 29 Jun 2020 at the end of the loan
  • FC Groningen on 14 Jan 2019 on loan
  • Manchester City on 13 Jan 2019 for the fee of 1.1M €
  • Kawasaki Frontale on 30 Dec 2018 at the end of the loan
  • Vegalta Sendai on 31 Jan 2018 on loan
  • Kawasaki Frontale on 31 Dec 2014 From KF Youth

How much is Ko Itakura Net Worth?

Ko Itakura is a professional footballer who plays for the Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the Japan national team. His net worth is estimated to have $5 Million and he is making an annual salary of £1,300,000. His weekly salary is £25,000 per week. He also makes a cool amount of money from endorsement deals as he has endorses Adidas. His source of wealth comes from his football career and he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Who is Ko Itakura Girlfriend?

Ko Itakura is a secretive man and he keeps his personal life private. He is enjoying his single life focusing on his career. There is no news about his affairs with anyone till now. In all of his Instagram posts, he never mentions his girlfriend. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Ko Itakura Height and Weight

Ko Itakura stands at a height of1.86 m. His body weight consists of 75 KG. His body type is athletic. His hair color is golden-brown and his eye color is grey. He has got a healthy body at present.

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