Shinji Kagawa is a Japanese footballer who plays for English club Manchester United and the Japanese national team. Kagawa began his professional career in his homeland with Cerezo Osaka before joining German club Borussia Dortmund in 2010. A goal-scoring midfielder, he is known for his "vision, technique, movement and deft passing. Kagawa started playing football at the age of five. He joined Marino Football Club from 1994 to 1999. Kobe NK Football Club from 1999 to 2001, and FC Miyagi Barcelona in Sendai from 2001 to 2005. In the summer of 2010, Kagawa transferred from Cerezo to Borussia Dortmund for €350,000. On 23 August 2010, he made his debut appearance in the German Bundesliga, starting for his new club Borussia Dortmund. Kagawa was back in time for the start of the 2011–12 Bundesliga campaign and quickly found his way back into the starting line-up. Kagawa scored his first goal of the new Bundesliga season on 18 September. On 28 January 2012, Kagawa scored twice in Dortmund's 3–1 win against Hoffenheim. Kagawa scored the only goal of the game against Werder Bremen on 17 March, heading in a pass from İlkay Gündoğan in the eighth minute. oN 22 June, Kagawa transferred to Manchester United. Kagawa made his first start for the Red Devils against Ajax Cape Town on 21 July 2012, and scored his first goal against Shanghai Shenhua four days later. Kagawa played as a member of the Japan national under-20 football team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada. In 2008, he was also selected to play as a member of the Japanese team for the 2008 Summer Olympics.