Junya Ito (伊東 純也) age, position, salary, facts, team, girlfriend, football Career

Junya Ito Is a football player from Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. He has FW (WG, ST) and MF (SH, WB) positions. He belongs to Jupiler Pro League KRC Genk. He is the representative of Japan. He is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. He has been playing football since he was a child and he has an incredible vision of the game.

Junya Ito is known for his creative and offensive style of play which has led him to be regarded as one of the best players in the world. Here, we take a closer look at Junya Ito’s age, position, salary, team, girlfriend, facts, and football Career so far.

Junya Ito Facts

  • Name: 伊東 純也, Itō Jun’ya
  • Date of birth/Age: Mar 9, 1993 (29)
  • Place of birth: Yokosuka, Kanagawa
  • Citizenship:  Japan
  • Height: 1,76 m
  • Position: Right Winger
  • Current international: Japan
  • Caps/Goals: 33 / 9

Junya Ito Early Life

He started playing soccer at Kamoi SC when he was in the first grade of elementary school. He took the Yokohama F. Marinos Junior Youth enrollment test before entering junior high school, but failed (at this time, Wataru Endo of the same grade was also rejected), and played at Yokosuka Seagulls Junior Youth in junior high school.

After graduating from junior high school, he decided to go on to a public high school because of his family policy, so he entered Kanagawa Prefectural Zuyo High School. His classmate was Yuji Ono, who belonged to Yokohama F. Marinos Youth at the time and made his professional debut while attending school. Although he did not make outstanding achievements in the soccer club, he was offered admission by recommendation from multiple universities and went on to Kanagawa University in 2011. Toshiya Takagi is a classmate at his university.

In 2013, when he was in his third year of college, he played 20 games in the Kanto College Soccer League, scored 17 goals, and won the top scorer and best eleven. The following year, he scored 10 points and 12 assists in the same league and became the assist king, and was selected as the best eleven for the second consecutive year. Due to this activity, he received offers from two clubs, Ventforet Kofu and Montedio Yamagata, and decided to join Kofu in September.

At the end of the same year, he attended Kofu training as a specially designated player. According to Atsushi Mori, who was a scout for Kofu at the time, when he first appeared in a league match with Ryutsu Keizai University in his first year at university, he happened to go to see the match with the aim of Sho Sasaki, and Ito who participated there on the way. It is said that he was overwhelmed by the speed of the game and continued to mark Ito after that.

Junya Ito Current Team

He is Playing for K.R.C. Genk.

Junya Ito Age

His age is 29 years.

Junya Ito Girlfriend

Junya Ito is currently single, according to our records.

What is Junya Ito Playing Position?

He plays as a midfielder in his team.

Junya Ito Salary and Net Worth

His net worth is $1 Million – $5 Million and his salary is not available.

Junya Ito Football Career

Here, we take a closer look at Junya Ito’s Football career so far.

Club Career

Ventforet Kofu

On March 14, 2015, when he made his professional debut in the J1 League 1st Stage Section 2 Nagoya Grampus match, he was appointed as a starting member for the first time in the 1st Stage Section 9 Kashima Antlers match on May 2, and in the second half 2 minutes. Recorded the first professional score. In the same year, he played in 30 league games, mainly as a forward, and scored four goals.

Kashiwa Reysol

On January 8, 2016, it was announced that he would be completely transferred to J1 Kashiwa Reysol. It was converted to a side back by director Milton Mendes at the camp before the season, and he participated as a right SB at the beginning of the opening, but after the change of director to Takahiro Shimotaira, he attacked wing half and side half. It came to be appointed in a typical position and scored the first goal after the transfer in the 1st stage of Section 8 against Kashima Antlers. Entering the 2nd stage, he formed 3 tops with Diego Oliveira and Cristiano, and finally scored a total of 7 goals in the league match.

In 2017, he participated in all league games and was elected to his first Japanese national team. In the 22nd section Shimizu S-Pulse match on August 13, he dribbled about 70 meters from his own team and scored a goal, scoring a total of 6 points and winning the J-League Outstanding Player Award.

In the 2018 season, he participated in all 34 league games as a regular and continued to be selected for the Japanese national team, but the team was demoted to J2 in 17th place in the league game.

KRC Genk

In February 2019, it was announced that he would transfer to KRC Genk in the Jupiler Pro League for a limited time. On February 21, he made his first appearance after his transfer in the UEFA Europa League final T1 round against SK Slavia Prague. He made his league debut in the middle of the match against Royal Antwerp FC on the 24th. On March 17, he played an active part in one goal and one assist, including his first goal after his transfer, in the match against SV Zulte Waregem in Section 30. The team won the league title this season, and Ito himself finished in 14 games with 3 goals and 2 assists.

On September 18, 2019, he made his CL debut in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Red Bull Salzburg. On December 7, he scored his first goal of the season against Cercle Brugge in Round 18. On March 30, 2020, a full transfer to Genk was announced. His contract period is three years. Recorded 6 goals and 9 assists in 37 official games of the 2019-2020 season.

On November 28, 2020, he contributed to the victory by scoring two consecutive goals in the 14th round against Cercle Brugge. On March 19, 2021, he scored two goals against Standard de Liège in Round 31 to reach double-digit goals for the season. He scored the first goal in the Belgian Cup final on April 25, contributing to the club’s first victory in eight seasons. Recorded 12 goals and 16 assists in 42 official games of the 2020-2021 season.

On October 18, 2021, he announced that he had extended his contract with Genk until 2012. On October 31, he showed 1 goal and 2 assists in the match against SV Zulte Waregem in Section 13.

International career

In November 2015, he was first convened at the U-22 Japan National Team candidate training camp and was elected as a pre-registered member at the AFC U-23 Championship 2016 in January 2016. He made his first appearance at the Kirin Challenge Cup against South Africa in June of the same year but was defeated by members of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

On November 29, 2017, EAFF was first convened by the Japanese national team to challenge his E-1 Football Championship 2017 and made his first international A match appearance against North Korea on December 9.

On September 11, 2018, he scored his first goal for Japan in the Kirin Challenge Cup against Costa Rica. On October 12, Japan scored a goal for the second consecutive match against Panama in the Kirin Challenge Cup.

On October 10, 2019, he recorded three assists in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asia Second Qualifying match against Mongolia. In the match against Mongolia on March 30, 2021, he played an active part in 5 goals with 2 goals and 3 assists.

After scoring the final goal against Vietnam in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asia 3rd qualifying round on November 11, 2021, he scored the most goals in four consecutive games in the final qualifying round in Thailand until the Saudi Arabia national team on February 1, 2022. Contributed to the participation of the Japanese national team in the World Cup.

Individual Awards

  • Kanto College Soccer 2nd Division Best Eleven: 2 times (2013, 2014)
  • Kanto College Soccer League 2nd Division Top Scorer: 1 time (2013)
  • Kanto College Soccer League 2nd League Assist King: 1 time (2014)
  • J-League Outstanding Player Award: 1 time (2017)
  • Jupiler Pro League Best Eleven: Once (2020-21)


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