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Japan's veteran soccer star Endo retires at 43

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Yasuhito Endo's name kinda rhymes, thus was easy to remember for me as a teenager in late 2000s. Never played outside Japan but every football fan knew him as the main man of JP squad in WC2010 along with Keisuke Honda.

Just yesterday a video of JP vs Paraguay match of WC2010 came up on my Facebook feed. Good times.

Good luck in coacing career, Endo senshu.

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Outstanding midfielder, always dangerous, and one of the Japanese all-time greats in football. Top 10 at least.

Wishing Endo-San a prosperous, fruitful and successful management career. Thanks for the entertainment on the pitch over the years!

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1152 official appearances ranks Endo as 9th worldwide for official games played.

Jaw-dropping for a midfielder!

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