Wataru Endo is a Japanese professional footballer who is currently signed to Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart as a defensive midfielder and captain. Also, he represents Japan's national team internationally and has earned 41 caps with two goals.
Endo spent his youth career at Shonan Bellmare youth set-up before being promoted to the club's senior squad in 2010. For Shonan Bellmare, he played until 2015, appearing in 158 games with 23 goals. Then, he moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in 2016 and Sint-Truiden in 2020.
Wataru Endo was born on February 9, 1993, in Totsuka-Ku, Yokohama, Japan to Japanese descent parents.
Endo graduated from Yokohama City Minami Totsuka Elementary School, Yokohama City Shimo Elementary School, and Kanagawa Prefectural Kanai High School.
Wataru Endo, a Puma athlete, has a current market of €8 million, which is the highest market value.
While with Urawa Red Diamonds, Endo's annual salary was reportedly around €416,000 with a weekly wage of €8K.
Repotdaley, Endo currently earns €660,000 gross per year from VfB Stuttgart. His release clause is reported at €2.4 million. As of 2022, his net worth is less than $1 million.
As a youth intern, Wataru Endo played for Shonan Bellmare in 2008. After playing for the junior team of Shonan Bellmare, he was promoted to the primary team in 2010.
Before leaving the club in 2016, Endo played 158 games, netting 23 goals. He was a member of the team that won the 2014 J.League Division 2.
Endo later signed a new contract with Urawa Reds on January 1, 2016, while his market value was estimated at €850K. He has so far scored three goals in 62 matches. He was awarded the 2016 J. League Cup, 2017 Suruga Bank Championship, and AFC Champions League along with his team.
In 2018, he signed to Sint-Truiden. The following season, he was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart. In April 2020, Stuttgart signed Endo permanently.
In 2012, Endo made his international debut with the Japan U19 squad, playing four games. Following, he played seven games for Japan U21, making 1 goal, and also played six matches for a U-23 team.
After representing the youth level, Endo made his full international debut for Japan on August 2, 2015, in a 2-1 loss against North Korea at the 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup. He has been capped 11 times for his national team. In addition, he played three games for Japan Olympic Team in 2016.
Wataru Endo will represent the Japan national football team at the FIFA 2018 Football World Cup along with Masaaki Higashiguchi, Tomoaki Makino, and Genki Haraguchi, which is about to start from June 14 to July 15, 2018, in Russia.
Wataru Endo's body weight is 75 kg and has a height of 5.10 ft. (1.78 m.) Endo is active on Social media, including Instagram and Facebook. If we analyze his Instagram account, Endo has shared several pictures with a kid.
The Japanese player is entirely confidential if it comes to personal matters. He has not spotted dating anyone. It seems the player is still single and doesn't have any girlfriends.
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