Tsubasa Endoh

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Tsubasa Endoh
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Endoh playing for Toronto FC in 2020
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 28)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Winger, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2012 JFA Academy Fukushima
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2015 Maryland Terrapins 85 (12)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016–2017 Toronto FC 25 (2)
2017Toronto FC II (loan) 14 (3)
2018 Toronto FC II 14 (8)
2019–2021 Toronto FC 41 (5)
2019Toronto FC II (loan) 6 (0)
2022– Melbourne City 5 (0)
National team
Japan U15
Japan U16
Japan U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 9 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2016

Tsubasa Endoh (遠藤 翼, Endō Tsubasa, born 20 August 1993) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for Melbourne City in the A-League.

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College career

Endoh played four years with Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland. In 2016, he attended the MLS Combine for draft-eligible players ahead of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, where he was named MVP. [1]

Career

Endoh was drafted as the ninth overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC and signed with the club on 27 February 2016. [2] He made his professional debut on 6 March 2016 against the New York Red Bulls. [3] He scored his first MLS goal on 7 May 2016, in Toronto FC's home opener against FC Dallas, at the newly renovated BMO Field, which ended in a 1–0 victory. [4] [5] At the end of 2017, he was released by the club, who declined to exercise their contract option on him. [6]

In 2018, he went on a month-long trial with Belgian second division club KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk, but was not offered a contract and returned to Canada. [7] [8] [9] On 2 August 2018, after not being offered a first-team deal, Endoh signed a USL contract with the second-team Toronto FC II. [10] He made an immediate impact, scoring two goals and adding an assist in his fifth game back against Louisville City. [11] 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. [12]

On 16 January 2019, Endoh rejoined Toronto's first team in Major League Soccer, signing an MLS contract. [13] He made his first appearance of the season for Toronto on 26 June 2019, [14] scoring the fastest goal in club history, only 29 seconds into the game against Atlanta United; Toronto went on to win the game 3–2. [14] [15]

In January 2022, Endoh signed a six month contract with Australian club Melbourne City in the A-League. [16] [17]

International career

Endoh has represented Japan at the U15 through U17 levels. [8]

Personal life

From 2005 to 2011, Endoh was part of the Japan Football Association Academy in Fukushima. Forced to leave after the Fukushima earthquake, he moved to the United States in 2011, going to the University of Maryland. Since leaving Japan he has learned to speak English, a language he could not speak well in 2011. [18]

Career statistics

Club

As of 14 September 2021 [19]
ClubSeasonLeaguePlayoffsNational CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Toronto FC 2016 MLS 2120020232
2017 40002161
Total2520041293
Toronto FC II 2017 USL Championship 143143
2018 148148
2019 USL League One 6060
Total34113411
Toronto FC 2019 MLS133403210215
2020 17 [lower-alpha 1] 1000000171
2021 1110020131
Total41540323000517
Career total100183083300011421
  1. Includes three appearances in the MLS is Back Tournament group stage.

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