Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius. It’s a full coverage of Japhet Tanganga’s Childhood Story, Biography, Family Facts, Parents, Early Life, and other notable events right from when he was a child to when he became popular.

The Early Life and Rise of Japhet Tanganga. Image Credits: Picuki and FootballLondon

Yes!!, everyone knows the footballer from Congolese family origin has adjusted to life at the highest level of English football all thanks to The Special One. However, only a hand few consider our version of Japhet Tanganga’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further ado, let’s begin.

Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Family Background and Early Life

Starting off, Japhet Tanganga’s parents gave him the full name Japhet Manzambi Tanganga upon his birth. The Anglo-Congolese defender was born on the 30th day of March 1999 in the East London district of Hackney, United Kingdom. Now find below, one of Japhet Tanganga’s parents- his look-alike DAD who is probably his manager.

Meet one of Japhet Tanganga parents- His lookalike Dad who is likely to be his manager. Image Credit: Picuki

Although born in London, Japhet Tanganga’s family have their roots from Central Africa, precisely DR Congo. Peharbs, it is most likely that his parents migrated to England as a result of the First Congo War (1996–1997), a war which was nicknamed “Africa’s First World War”.

Japhet Tanganga’s Family Background: From what we’ve gathered, Japhet Tanganga was raised in a middle-class family background. His parents were like most London citizens who did work and had good financial education. They were comfortable and never struggled with monies to keep their family going.

Japhet Tanganga’s Early Life: Born into a football-loving family, little Japh was gifted with the act of kicking the soccer ball as soon as he could walk. Early on, he appeared to be that kind of kid who wouldn’t be interested in having the newest collections of toys except for a ‘Football‘. Also, having a football-loving DAD who was a big Spurs fan, it was easy for Japh to also love and support Tottenham Hotspurs as a child.

Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Education and Career Buildup

Despite his love for football, Japhet Tanganga’s parents were of the early view that their son would not compromise his education. They enrolled him in Greig City Academy located in the London borough of Haringey. Did you know?… This famous London school established in 2002 is well known- for its UK Robotics Championship accolade acquired in 2018.

Despite schooling with Greig City Academy, the quest to receive football education prevailed. Did you know?… a major factor that played a role in Tanganga’s football destiny was the close proximity between his family home and White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspurs former stadium). As observed below, it would only take Japhet Tanganga’s family members 13 minutes to travel to White Hart Lane from Hackney in order to watch Spur’s football matches.

Japhet Tanganga Family home in Hackney is 13 minutes away from White Hart Lane. Credits: Google Images
Approaching his teenage years, Japhet began attending football academy trials. As expected, things went well and it soon became evident that lucky kid had passed Tottenham academy trials- a moment of joy for his family.
Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Career Life

The lucky kid enrolled into Spurs academy roaster at the age of 10 after a successful trial. Understanding his boy’s desire to play football for a living, Japhet Tanganga’s parents notably his dad did all he could to support his aspirations.

Japhet Tanganga worked his way up as a promising defender through the Spurs youth ranks. He developed into a precocious whiz kid who immediately made an impression with the academy. Little Japhet thrived against bigger teams both in terms of defense and attack. Below is a piece of video evidence of his shooting prowess during academy days.

The reward for an early career success came after 4 years of stay with the academy. This time, the joy of Japhet Tanganga’s family members knew no bounds at the time their very own (while he was aged 14) got called up to be part of the England U16 team.
Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Road to Fame Story

In the year 2015 at the age of 16, there were already talks about professional contracts and scholarships. Japhet Tanganga at that time knew that in order to achieve success, it was necessary for him to have technical quality, a little luck and most importantly, not to get hurt (injured).

It took no time before efforts began paying off. First, Japhet pictured below helped his Spurs academy side to lift a youth trophy, one which he and his teammates celebrated stylishly in the locker room.

Japhet Tanganga Road to Fame Story. Credit: Picuki
Did you know?… Japhet was also named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) during their South Korea Cup in August 2014. Below is a piece of video evidence- of he and his teammates’ self-styled celebration. This illustrates the deep connection they have.

The BIG England Win: In addition to winning a trophy while at Spurs youth, Japhet Tanganga also played an integral role in the 2017 Toulon Tournament. Did you know?… He alongside Harvey Barnes and Reece James helped his country (England) to win their sixth Toulon title after beating Ivory Coast in the final.

Japh alongside Reece James and Harvey Barnes helped England to win the 2017 Toulon Tournament. Credit: ESPN
Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Rise to Fame Story

The turning point in Japhet Tanganga’s football maturation process was made possible by late Ugo Ehiogu who was the coach of the Tottenham Hotspur U23 team before his death. Nigerian born Ugo died in April 2017 after a cardiac arrest at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground.

Late Ugo Ehiogu was instrumental in helping Tanganga to a Spurs senior callup. Credit: Express

The late Spurs coach was instrumental in helping Tanganga in his journey to a senior career callup. In the year 2018 after Ugo’s death, Tanganga was already being labeled as a powerful defender known for his trademark powerful headers, pace and technique. After signing his first contract in June 2019, the young lad made his senior debut three months later (Sept 2019) in an  EFL Cup match managed by Mauricio Pochettino.

The BIG Blessing: The coming of Jose Mourinho On 20 November 2019 became a BIG blessing in disguise for the Anglo-Congolese. Few weeks after his arrival at Spurs, the Special One began a desperate search of a youth player who would present a glimmer of hope for his struggling fullbacks like Danny Rose. A hard-working Japhet became his preferred choice ALL THANKS TO THESE QUALITIES Mourinho observed.

Japhet Tanganga did more than enough to impress Jose Mourinho. Credits: Picuki, GI, LasgidiReporters
Jose Mourinho trusted Tanganga In a similar way he trusted Scott McTominay when he was United boss. The Spurs boss trusted him over the experienced Jan Vertonghen, Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies, giving him the herculean task to play his first EPL match against Liverpool on the 11th day of January 2020.

When asked before the Liverpool match why Tanganga was played over the experienced Spurs players, Mourinho said simply: “He’s faster, he’s faster.” After the beautiful match which Tanganga played well, Mourinho said the following of him;

“He played well. The kid has reason to be very happy with his new level, not with the result obviously, but with his first game in the Premier League. It couldn’t be a bigger one and he did it amazingly.”

Moving on, Tanganga has gladly taken the opportunity given to him impress everyone. He is now being highly rated among Spurs fans. MOST IMPORTANTLY, he is Jose Mourinho’s main boy!! (at the time of writing).

Japhet is one of Mourinho’s most priced defensive asset at the time of writing. Credits: FootballLondon and TheSportsRush

Tanganga’s first premier league game against Liverpool on the 11th of January 2020 is indeed one to remember, of course, a result that needs to be forgotten. The rest, as they say, is history.

Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Relationship Life

With his rise to fame after being unleashed in the 2019/2020 season, it is certain that some Spurs fans must have begun pondering on certain questions. For instance, if the London born footballer has a girlfriend or if he is married, meaning he has a wife. There is no denying the fact that Tanganga’s fresh looks would make him a darling to potential girlfriends and wife materials.

Who is Japhet Tanganga Girlfriend? – Spurs Fans have begun asking. Credit: Picuki

After spending hours surfing the internet for clues, we’ve come to the conclusion that Japhet Tanganga at the time of writing appears to have made a conscious effort not to reveal who his girlfriend or wife might be.

On the other hand, it could be that Japh is single (at the time of writing), a statement that implies the non-existence of a WAG. BUT you know how football under Jose Mourinho could be un-forgiven when it is not properly handled with relationship matters. This could be a reason why he is Japh might not have a girlfriend or wife at the time of writing.

Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Personal Life

Getting to know Japhet Tanganga’s personal life would help you get a complete picture of his personality off the field of play.

Starting off, among footballers, there are some who love to look good off the pitch and our very own Japhet is one of them. Judging from his photo below, Tanganga is someone who makes the world realize it is possible for both his psyche and your career to be so hot.

Japhet Tanganga Personal Life Facts
Without a doubt, Japh lives an enviable personal life, something many aspiring footballers would aspire to have.
Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Lifestyle Facts

The young English footballer lives an organized life in East London, a lifestyle devoid of irrational spending BUT full of SeaSide adventures as observed below. Did you Know?!! Japhet is often seen during holidays having an enjoyable lifestyle at popular seasides destinations.

Japhet Tanganga Lifestyle Facts
At the time of writing, there is no such thing as flirting with exotic cars and showcasing big houses (mansions) which are signs of a flamboyant lifestyle.
Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Family Life

Starting off, the Japhet’s family name “Tanganga” is ranked No: 1,969,394th among the most widely held last name throughout the world (forebears’ report). In this section, we’ll provide you more details about Japhet Tanganga’s parents and siblings.

About Japhet Tanganga’s Dad: Tanganga Snr hails from DR Congo by virtue of birth. At the time of writing, he currently serves as his son’s manager. As a representative to his son, Tanganga Snr expects DR Congo officials to be (soon) circling around his son with a view of convincing the youngster to play for them instead of England.

About Japhet Tanganga’s Mum: Tanganga’s mum is also from DR Congo by virtue of her birth. This is the only fact we have on her. From what we’ve gathered, it appears Japhet Tanganga’s mum has made a conscious effort to avoid any spotlight on her private life.

About Japhet Tanganga’s Siblings: Judging from the fact that Japhet was born in London, it is possible that he might have siblings (brothers and sisters) who are also UK citizens. At the time of writing, there is no documentation about Tanganga’s siblings.

Japhet Tanganga Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Untold Facts

His Football Idol: Did you know?… Japhet Tanganga’s is a huge admirer of Argentine professional footballer Paulo Dybala. Although playing different positions, the footballer during his time with Spurs academy and the U23 does the Gladiator Goal Celebration, something he picked from idol- Paulo Dybala

Japhet Tanganga has Paulo Dybala as his Football Idol. Image Credits: Goal and Picuki

Japhet Tananga’s FIFA Ratings: Underrated player rating is always a popular topic of discussion whenever a very young footballer begins to shine. As observed below, FIFA 20 is no different for Japhet Tanganga. Sadly, FIFA video gamers would find it difficult to use his 66 ratings (see below) on live matches.

FIFA 20 Ratings shows he is one of the most underrated players who recently busted into the scene. Credit: SoFIFA

However, in FIFA career mode, Tanganga is destined to have a good future- a potential of 82. Considering the way he busted into the English football scene, it is most certain that he would out-grow his current FIFA 20 82 ratings- may be 90 or above.


Religion: Japheth Tanganga’s parents raised him in adherence to the Christian religious faith. Did you know?…Japhet” is the name given to one of the three sons of Noah in the Biblical Book of Genesis. This fact proves he is a Christian by religion.

Tattoo Facts: Even thou Tattoo culture is very popular in today’s sporting world, Tanganga at the time of writing appears to be an antidote to inking. This implies he is tattoo-free.

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