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Yasuhito Endo

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 7
  • Date of birth: 28 January, 1980 (30 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Yasuhito Endo
3|0 Yasuhito Endo
0 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
1 Yasuhito Endo
0 Yasuhito Endo
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
6|2 Yasuhito Endo
2|0 Yasuhito Endo
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

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Player profile

The current Asian Player of the Year can play anywhere in the midfield, but may have to settle for a place on the bench in South Africa.

A dead ball specialist, he is equally comfortable in a creative or defensive role and has won more than 90 caps for his country since his debut in 2002. Endo was the only outfield player at the 2006 World Cup squad not to get any playing time in Germany.

The stocky midfielder has been named in the J-League Best XI a record seven times. He started his career with Yokohoma Flugels in 1998 but after only one season moved to Kyoto Sanga. In 2001 he moved to Osaka, where he won the league title in 2005 and back-to-back Emperor’s Cups in 2008 and 2009.

Endo takes corners, free-kicks and penalties for the club and contributed 10 goals in the 2009 season, missing only two league games as Osaka finished third.

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