Junya Ito (footballer, born 1993)

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Junya Ito
伊東 純也
FC Salzburg gegen KRC Genk (UEFA Championsleague 17. September 2019) 12 (cropped).jpg
Ito playing for Genk in 2019
Personal information
Full name Junya Ito
Date of birth (1993-03-09) March 9, 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger, Right back
Club information
Current team
Genk
Number 7
Youth career
2011–2014 Kanagawa University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Ventforet Kofu 30 (4)
2016–2020 Kashiwa Reysol 101 (19)
2019–2020Genk (loan) 42 (8)
2020– Genk 77 (19)
National team
2017– Japan 36 (9)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Junya Ito (伊東 純也, Itō Jun'ya, born March 9, 1993) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Genk and the Japan national team.

Career[edit]

After attending Kanagawa University for four years,[1] Ito first became a Special Designated Player for Ventforet Kofu,[2] and then obtained a new contract with the J1 League side.[3]

His first season as a professional player attracted attention from Kashiwa Reysol. The Chiba club signed him in January 2016.[4]

On 31 January 2019, Junya Ito moved from Kashiwa Reysol to Genk on a one year loan deal.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 May 2022[6][7][8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ventforet Kofu 2015 J1 League 30 4 2 0 6 0 38 4
Kashiwa Reysol 2016 J1 League 33 7 2 0 6 0 41 7
2017 34 6 4 0 4 0 42 6
2018 34 6 1 1 0 0 6[a] 2 41 9
Total 101 19 7 1 10 0 6 2 124 22
Genk (loan) 2018–19 Belgian Pro League 13 3 0 0 1[b] 0 14 3
2019–20 29 5 2 1 6[c] 0 1[d] 0 38 6
Genk 2020–21 38 11 4 1 42 12
2021–22 39 8 1 0 8[e] 0 1[d] 0 49 8
Total 119 27 7 2 15 0 2 0 143 29
Career total 250 50 16 3 16 0 21 2 2 0 305 55
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ a b Appearance in Belgian Super Cup
  5. ^ Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, six appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2022[9]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2017 3 0
2018 4 2
2019 10 0
2020 3 0
2021 9 5
2022 7 2
Total 36 9

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 September 2018 Panasonic Stadium Suita, Suita, Japan  Costa Rica 3–0 3–0 2018 Kirin Challenge Cup
2. 12 October 2018 Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata, Japan  Panama 2–0 3–0
3. 30 March 2021 Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba, Japan  Mongolia 8–0 14–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 10–0
5. 11 June 2021 Noevir Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan  Serbia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
6. 11 November 2021 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi, Vietnam  Vietnam 1–0 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 16 November 2021 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 1–0 1–0
8. 27 January 2022 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan  China PR 2–0 2–0
9. 1 February 2022  Saudi Arabia 2–0 2–0

Honours[edit]

Genk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "「ガンバは強いっていうイメージはありますけど、やれないことはないと思います」ガンバ大阪 × ヴァンフォーレ甲府".
  2. ^ ヴァンフォーレ山梨スポーツクラブ. "神奈川大学 伊東純也選手 来季新加入内定のお知らせ".
  3. ^ co.,Ltd, FromOne. "手倉森ジャパンの切り札となるか…「やたらと速い」柏の"IJ"こと伊東純也とは - サッカーキング". Archived from the original on 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Reysol News|柏レイソル Official Site". Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Football: Japan winger Junya Ito reveals title ambitions with Genk". Kyodo News+. 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 6 January 2021, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 34 out of 289)
  7. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 84 out of 289)
  8. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 66 out of 289)
  9. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
  10. ^ "Ito, Junya". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Onuachu with an assist as Genk clinch Belgian Cup title after Standard Liege win". Goal. 26 April 2021. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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