Tsubasa Endoh

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Tsubasa Endoh
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 26)
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– Toronto FC 38 (5)
2017– Toronto FC II 34 (11)
National team
Japan U15
Japan U16
Japan U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 12, 2019
‡ 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 Major League Soccer.

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, after not being offered a first-team deal, Endoh signed with the second-team 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] He made his first 2019 appearance for TFC on June 26, 2019,[7] scoring the fastest goal in TFC history, only 29 seconds into the game against Atlanta United FC. Toronto went on to win the game 3-2.[7][8]

Career statistics[edit]

Updated as of August 25, 2019

Club Season League Domestic Cup MLS Playoffs 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
2019 13 3 4 2 3 0 1 0 21 5
Totals 38 5 8 3 3 0 1 0 50 8
Toronto FC II 2017 USL Championship 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
2018 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 8
2019 USL League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Totals 34 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 11
Career total 71 16 8 3 3 0 1 0 83 19

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.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto FC Sign Tsubasa Endoh". Toronto FC. February 27, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC - MatchCenter". MLSsoccer.com. March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "GOAL: Tsubasa Endoh scores his first career MLS goal". MLSSoccer.com. May 7, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Neil Davidson (May 7, 2016). "Sebastian Giovinco razor-sharp in Toronto FC home opener in new-look BMO Field". Winnipeg Free Press. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Toronto FC II Sign Tsubasa Endoh". Toronto FC. August 2, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Toronto FC sign Tsubasa Endoh, Jordan Hamilton". Toronto FC. January 16, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Buffery, Steve (June 26, 2019). "Shaffelburg's dazzling debut lifts TFC to a wild win over red-hot Atlanta". Toronto Sun. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Wharnsby, Tim (June 26, 2019). "Toronto FC over Atlanta in a wild ride of late penalty kicks and record fast goals". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. The Canadian Press. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  9. ^ Sam Stejskal (February 27, 2016). "Earthquake survivor Tsubasa Endoh fulfills pro dreams a long way from home". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved June 9, 2019.

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