Kaoru Mitoma – All you need to know about Brighton’s rising star

Fans are going bananas over Brighton’s Japanese winger who scored the winning goal against Liverpool.

Kaoru Mitoma – All you need to know about Brighton’s rising star who used to write a thesis on dribbling during his time at a Japanese University.

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What put Mitoma on social media trendings?

Have you watched his winning goal against Liverpool? Well, watch it here and understand why Mitoma is talked about everywhere.

Kaoru Mitoma – All you need to know about Brighton’s rising star

Less than four minutes to go for the FA Cup’s 4th round game and it was 1-1, the Japanese midfielder found the ball mid-air and fooled top defender Joe Gomez with a simple move before landed it perfectly by his outside of the boot.

The Stadium went wild with their home team qualifying for FA’s next round beating English giant Liverpool by easy Goal of the season, at least for Brighton.

Kaoru Mitoma, who is he?

The 25-year-old was born in Kawasaki, where he grew up and played for the hometown club Kawasaki Frontale, before his talent caught the eyes of Brighton.

He played on loan for Belgian side Union SG for a year before returning to the most competitive league of Europe, which is Premier League.

Earlier, Mitoma studied at the University of Tsukuba, where he wrote his his thesis on dribbling, with one aim on how best to get past an opponent, using a camera placed on his head to collect data.

Well, it’s safe to say that has something to do with his silky moves before notching the decisive goal beating Liverpool.

So far in the English Premier League this season, Mitoma has also shined with his first goal goal involvement came in a thrashing of Chelsea in his first Premier League start, where he set up Leandro Trossard.

In case you forget, he was the one whose controversial assist helped Japan beat Spain at the 2022 World Cup. Ring a bell? No? Here you are:

Kaoru Mitoma – All you need to know about Brighton’s rising star

What fans have been talking about Mitoma?

Among the nicest things mentioning Mitoma, we list our the most decent ones below:

“If Mudryk is €100m, Mitoma is €300m”

MITOMA easily the best Asian player in the world, look at how insane this goal is my god”

3 years ago, Kaoru Mitoma was playing university football: now he’s balling out in the Premier League. He even produced a thesis on dribbling & football movements — you can see why…

“it’s crazy to think Brighton signed Mitoma for just £2.5m in the summer of 2021″

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