Takuhiro Nakai ‘Pipi’ by Red John

Takuhiro Nakai ‘Pipi’ by Red John


Full name: Takuhiro Nakai ‘Pipi’

Country: Japan

Birthday place: Japan (Shiga)

Date of birth: 24/10/2003

Height: 1,78M

Youth team: Azul Shiga (2008-2014)

Current team: Real Madrid (since 2014)

Numbers: 10 and 8

Current national team: Japan U-17

Position: CM – AM – DM

Preferred foot: right

Market Value: –

Contract until: –

Player’s Agent: Jonathan Bernett (Stellar Agency)



– dribbling

– technique

– passing

– vision

– ball control

– first touch

– creativity

– flair

– long shots



none particularly


Player style:

– central midfielder

– he can play in all the midfielder positions

– very skillful, technique, ball control and vision

– intelligent player who likes to organize his team’s play

– he knows how to handle the pressure

– creative player with very good technical ability, very good in one-one situations

– he likes to play ball to the flanks

– he likes to dribble

– he likes to have a free role in midfield and move around the field

– he likes to shoot from distance and has good range mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– capable of creating chances for his teammates

– elegant player with a natural technical quality that allows him to read the action well

– good with long pass(crosses, direct pass)



Takuhiro Nakai is a complete midfielder. He joined La Fabrica in 2014/15 from Azul Shiga. He was already at the time considered one of the best young Japanese players in his category. Since his arrival at Real Madrid, Pipi has gradually progressed through the stages and today he is one of La Fábrica’s most talented players.

He is a player with high quality, great vision, skilled at dribbling and intelligence when it comes to making decisions. In October 2020, he took part in a training session with the Real Madrid first team.

He’s a regular member and one of the best players of the Japanese category teams and is a starter in the team.

In the 2020/21 season, he was promoted to U18s (Juvenil B) and took the chance to appear with Juvenil A and Castilla and it will be a very big thing for him if he gets the chance to appear in the UEFA Youth League.

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