Tsubasa Endoh

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Tsubasa Endoh
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 31
Youth career
2005–2012 JFA Academy Fukushima
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Maryland Terrapins 85 (12)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Toronto FC 25 (2)
2017Toronto FC II (loan) 14 (3)
2018 Toronto FC II 14 (8)
2019– Toronto FC 0 (0)
National team
Japan U-15
Japan U-16
Japan U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:52, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 6, 2016

Tsubasa Endoh (遠藤 翼, Endō Tsubasa, born August 20, 1993) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Toronto FC in MLS.

Career[edit]

After spending four years with Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland, Endoh was drafted as the ninth overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC and signed with the club on February 27, 2016.[1] He made his professional debut on March 6, 2016 against New York Red Bulls.[2] He scored his first MLS goal on May 7, 2016, for Toronto FC in their home opener against FC Dallas, at the newly renovated BMO Field, which ended in a 1–0 victory.[3][4]

On August 2, 2018, Endoh rejoined Toronto and joined their USL affiliate side Toronto FC II.[5] He made an immediate impact, scoring two goals and adding an assist in his fifth game back against Louisville City. He followed that up in his eighth game when he scored a hat trick against FC Cincinnati, his first career hat trick as a professional.

On January 16, 2019, Endoh rejoined Toronto's senior team in MLS.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Updated as of September 6, 2018

Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC 2016 MLS 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
2017 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Totals 25 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 3
Toronto FC II (loan) 2017 USL 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
Toronto FC II 2018 USL 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 8
Totals 28 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 11
Career total 53 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 57 14

Personal life[edit]

From 2005 to 2011 he was part of the Japan Football Association Academy in Fukushima. Forced to leave after the Fukushima earthquake, Endoh moved to the United States in 2011 to the University of Maryland. Since leaving Japan he has learned to speak English, something he could not speak well in 2011.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto FC Sign Tsubasa Endoh". Toronto FC. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC - MatchCenter". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "GOAL: Tsubasa Endoh scores his first career MLS goal". MLSSoccer.com. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ Neil Davidson (8 May 2016). "Sebastian Giovinco razor-sharp in Toronto FC home opener in new-look BMO Field". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2018/08/02/toronto-fc-ii-sign-tsubasa-endoh
  6. ^ https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2019/01/16/toronto-fc-sign-tsubasa-endoh-jordan-hamilton
  7. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/01/13/earthquake-survivor-tsubasa-endoh-set-fulfill-pro-dreams-long-way-home

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