Today, FC Gifu announced that youngster Junki Endo has been promoted from FC Gifu Second and he will play with the top team in 2014.
Endo, 19, is an attacking midfielder or forward who enjoyed a fine season with FC Gifu Second last year. He is from Seki city in Gifu prefecture (the same place as Takumi Kiyomoto) and will look to follow Tomohiro Tanaka in establishing himself firmly in the first team squad after coming up from the Seconds.
It is really good to see players, and young players at that, getting the chance to move from the Seconds to the first team as it makes others think that they can do the same, thus lifting the standard of the Seconds even further. The supporters will absolutely be willing give these youngsters every chance to succeed. Gifu supporters also like local players, and Endo, along with Kiyomoto & Masuyama, show that the club is looking to build with the local area.
All in all, everyone wishes Junki the best!
You can read the official announcement here