Wataru Endo is a Japanses professional footballer who came to prominence for his position as a defensive midfielder for the English club Liverpool and also the captain of the national team of Japan. He is a versatile player who can also play as a Centre-Back. He is a prolific ball winner and a pressure controller on the field.
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Wataru Endo was born on February 9, 1993 in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
Wataru Endo began his career at the youth level with Shonan Bellmare in 2008. He made his debut for the senior team in 2010.
He joined Urewa Red Diamonds in 2016 and also played for Sint-Truiden from 2018-2020. He was on loan at VFB Stuttgart from 2019 to 2020 before the contract was made permanent.
Endo joined Liverpool on a four-year deal on August 18, 2023 for a reported fee of £16 million as he became the second Japanese to play for Liverpool after Takumi Minamino. He made his debut for the club in a match against Bournemouth and scored his first goal in a 5-1 victory against Toulouse in the Iefa Europa League.
At the international scene, Endo represented Japan at the under-19, and under-23 levels. He made his senior debut the Japanese team in a 2-1 defeat to North Korea on August 2, 2015. He was included in the Japan squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but ended up not playing any of their matches. He was also part of the squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar where the team reached the round of 16 before they lost to Croatia on penalties. He was eventually named captain of the team in June 2023.
Wataru Endo won the J2 League Monthly MVP: April 2014 and AFC U-23 Championship: 2016 with Japan U23. He also won J League Cup: 2016, and AFC Champions League: 2017 with Urawa Red Diamonds.
Wataru Endo is active on social media. He is on Instagram @endowataru
Wataru Endo earns his career as a footballer. He has a market value of €13 million based on stats from Transfermarkt. His net worth has not been estimated.
Frequently asked questions
He is a Japanese professional footballer.
He was born on February 9, 1993.
He is from Yokohama, Japan.
He plays as a defensive midfielder.
He has a height of 1.78 m.