Wataru Endo

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Wataru Endo
遠藤 航
Wataru endo.jpg
Endo in 2019
Personal information
Full name Wataru Endo
Date of birth (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfB Stuttgart
Number 3
Youth career
2008–2010 Shonan Bellmare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Shonan Bellmare 158 (23)
2016–2018 Urawa Red Diamonds 75 (5)
2018–2020 Sint-Truiden 20 (2)
2019–2020VfB Stuttgart (loan) 21 (1)
2020– VfB Stuttgart 46 (4)
National team
2012 Japan U19 4 (0)
2015–2021 Japan U23 17 (2)
2015– Japan[2] 34 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:50, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Wataru Endo (遠藤 航, Endoh Wataru, born 9 February 1993) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for and captains Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart. He represents the Japan national team. Until 2019, he played for Sint-Truiden, whom he joined after beginning his professional career with Shonan Bellmare.[3]

On 13 August 2019, Endo was loaned out to Stuttgart until the end of the season.[4] In April 2020, Stuttgart took advantage of a contract option and signed Endo permanently.[5] On 26 November 2020, Endo extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2024.[6]

International career[edit]

On 23 July 2015, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodžić called him for the upcoming 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup.[7] He was named in Japan's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia,[8] although he did not play in any of the matches.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played on 13 January 2022.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shonan Bellmare 2010 J.League Division 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 7 1
2011 J2 League 34 1 4 0 38 1
2012 32 7 1 0 33 7
2013 J1 League 17 3 1 0 18 3
2014 J2 League 38 7 1 0 39 7
2015 J1 League 31 4 0 0 1 0 32 4
Total 158 23 7 0 2 0 167 23
Urawa Red Diamonds 2016 J1 League 29 0 1 0 3 0 6 0 39 0
2017 30 3 1 0 2 0 13 1 46 4
2018 16 2 4 0 4 0 24 2
Total 75 5 6 0 9 0 19 1 109 6
Sint-Truiden 2018–19 Belgium First Division 26 2 2 0 28 2
2019–20 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 29 2 2 0 31 2
VfB Stuttgart (loan) 2019–20 2. Bundesliga 21 1 1 0 22 1
VfB Stuttgart 2020–21 Bundesliga 33 3 3 0 37 3
2021–22 16 1 1 0 19 1
Total 72 5 5 0 78 5
Career total 334 35 20 0 11 0 19 1 385 36

International[edit]

As of 7 September 2021[9]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2015 5 0
2016 2 0
2017 4 0
2018 4 0
2019 7 1
2020 3 0
2021 5 1
Total 30 2

International goals[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2021. Japan score listed first, score column indicates score after each Endo goal.[10]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 2019 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan 21  Mongolia 5–0 6–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 25 March 2021 Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan 26  South Korea 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Shonan Bellmare
Urawa Red Diamonds

International[edit]

Japan U-23

Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Wataru Endo".
  3. ^ W. Endo at Soccerway.com
  4. ^ "Wataru Endo joins VfB". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Wataru Endo Transfers to VfB Stuttgart". stvv.com. Sint-Truidense V.V. 28 April 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Wataru Endo commits until 2024". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  7. ^ "EAFF東アジアカップ2015(8/2~9@中国/武漢) SAMURAI BLUE(日本代表)メンバー・スケジュール". JFA. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  8. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia".
  9. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
  10. ^ "Wataru Endo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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