Wataru Endo (遠藤 航, Endō Wataru, born 9 February 1993) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or a centre back. He plays for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Japan national team.
Early life and career
Wataru Endo was born on 9 February 1993 in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
Endo began his professional career with Shonan Bellmare. He later played for Sint-Truiden until 2019.
On 13 August 2019, Endo was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart until the end of the season. In April 2020, Stuttgart signed Endo permanently. On 26 November 2020, Endo extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2024.
On 25 February 2022, Endo scored Stuttgart’s only goal in a 1–2 loss to TSG Hoffenheim. He scored again in the club’s 3–2 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. On 14 May 2022, he scored the winning goal in stoppage time in a 2–1 win over 1. FC Köln to save Stuttgart from the relegation playoffs and secure their place in the 2022–23 Bundesliga.
On 18 August 2023, Endo signed a deal with Premier League club Liverpool. He joined the club from VfB Stuttgart and will likely play for the club as a defensive midfielder.
On 23 July 2015, Japan’s coach Vahid Halilhodžić called Endo up to the squad for the upcoming 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup. He was named in Japan’s squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, although he did not play in any of their matches.
Parents and family
Endo parents are Mr and Mrs Wataru, his father mother are both from Japan. Not much information is yet known about Endo siblings for now.
Wataru Endo is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Is Wataru Endo married?: No, Wataru Endo is at the moment not yet married.
Wataru Endo has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million – $3 million.
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