|Real Name/Full Name||Japhet Manzambi Tanganga|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Japhet Tanganga|
|Birth Place:||Hackney, England|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||31 March 1999|
|Age/How Old:||23 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 184 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||Greig City Academy|
|Profession:||Professional Football Player|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Japhet Tanganga is a renowned English professional football player who plays as a defender for the Premier League Club, Tottenham Hotspur. Tanganga came to fame following the success he has had through his professional career from being featured in England U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 national teams to the signing he got at Tottenham Hotspur. To know more about the life, biography, and net worth of Japhet Tanganga in 2022, keep reading this article.
Biography and Early Life
Japhet Tanganga was born on 30 March 1999 in Hackney, United Kingdom is in the East London district. His full birth name is Japhet Manzambi Tanganga with which the name Tanganga is his father’s name hence becoming his surname.
His father, Tanganga Snr. is believed to his football manager. His parents have their roots back in Central Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His family was from the middle class in which was able to sustain the needs of the family.
His father loved football and was a Tottenham Hotspurs fan. This made his son, Japhet to fall in love with football and made him support Spurs as well.
Despite having the love of football as a passion, his parents never compromised on education. As a result of this, they enrolled him to join school at Greig City Academy located in London Borough of Haringey.
The passion and love for football surpassed education to Japhet. Following this, he began to attend football academy trials at White Hart Lane. This was enhanced by the close proximity of Spurs former stadium which they could move in just 15 minutes.
Personal Life: Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, etc.
Currently, Japhet Tanganga is single. Though it is not fully clear whether he is single or in a relationship, Tanganga has not shared any details of him having a lover in his life. All he shares regards his career and the love for God as a committed Christian and a follower of Pastor Steven Furtick.
Is Japhet Tanganga Gay?
No, Japhet Tanganga is neither gay nor bisexual. He is of a straight sexual orientation through which it is believed that he is single. This is so as he has not yet shared details of any lover in his life.
At the age of 10 years, Tanganga got enrolled to Spurs Academy after successful trials. Seeing his passion in football, his parents provided full support to their son in fulfilling his aspirations.
While at the Spurs Academy, he developed his skills as a football player and got interested in playing as a Defender. He made his way up in the Spurs youth ranks becoming a promising defender to the team. His gameplay became noticeable in the Academy and impressed everyone including his coach. He would play as a full back on which he thrived in defense and in attack with superb shooting prowess.
After being in Spurs Academy for 4 years, he got called up for the England U16 team, and in 2015 while aged 16 years, there were discussions on giving him professional contracts as well as scholarships.
The call up to the senior team for Japhet Tanganga got much influence from late Ugo Ehiogu who was the Tottenham Hotspur U23 team coach before his death. He became instrumental in helping him get the senior callup.
After the death of Ugo, Tanganga was already known as a powerful defender who can be trusted upon.
He signed his first professional contract in June 2019 and made his senior debut in September 2019 in the EFL cup match. On the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November 2019 as Tottenham Hotspurs coach, Japhet got a high opportunity as Mourinho was in search of a youth player who would provide hope for the team’s struggling fullbacks. As a result, Tanganga became the best-preferred choice.
His first premier league match was against Liverpool on 11 January 2020 where Mourinho entrusted him over other experienced players. The game ended with a 1-0 home defeat for Tottenham. After 3 days, Tanganga played full 90 minutes on the FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough. In this match, he got named the Man of the Match.
In July 2020, Japhet signed a 5-year contract with Tottenham. Nevertheless, he had several injuries hence he did not play any match till November 2020. In August 2021, he got named man of the match on the first game of the season on their victory against Manchester City. He has continued having tremendous performance hence becoming one of the most valuable defenders in the Premier League.
- In August 2014 he got named the Most Valuable Player (MVP)
- In 2021, he won together with Tottenham Hotspur the EFL Cup runner-up for 2020-21 season
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Japhet Tanganga in 2022
Japhet Tanganga has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million. This comes from the fortunes he has made all through his career. Though he is still young, his career has grown tremendously making him become one of the best defenders.
In Tottenham Hotspurs, he earns a weekly salary of £25,000 and an annual salary of £1.3 Million. This has highly contributed to his net worth. His contract at Tottenham is set to expire on 30 June 2025.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is a dedicated Christian and loves Pastor Steven Furtick in which he shares most of his posts
- Tanganga got red-carded on quick succession on the game against Crystal Palace
Though being a young football player, Tanganga has proved to be one of the best defenders who can be trusted as fullbacks. His speed and prowess volley has been a great deal in his success. He is passionate and determined in his career through which he is also hardworking.