A virtual unknown when he arrived in Germany from his homeland, Japanese star and two-time Bundesliga title winner Shinji Kagawa needs no introduction. Vote for him in Wednesday's poll on our Twitter account: @Bundesliga_EN!

Shinji Kagawa

Age: 26

Club: Borussia Dortmund

National team: Japan

 Idol facts

  • Four goals, including the winner at VfL Wolfsburg and a Revierderby header against FC Schalke 04, and six assists in 15 Bundesliga appearances this season.
  • Helped Dortmund win the title in his maiden Bundesliga season, then scored 13 and racked up 11 assists in 31 league appearances in BVB's double-winning 2011/12 campaign.
  • Winner of the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International Player of the Year Award in 2012.
  • "He's an offensive midfielder with one of the best noses for goal I ever saw." And Jürgen Klopp should know.
  • First Asian player to score an English Premier League hat-trick in March 2013.