Keisuke Goto

Keisuke Goto

Full name in native alphabet: 後藤 啓介

Country: Japan

Date of birth: 03/06/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Shizuoka (Japan)

Height: 191cm

Youth career: Júbilo Iwata

Current club: Júbilo Iwata

Squad number: 42

Current national team: Japan U-18

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.01.2027

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Armando Broja


– finishing 

– off-the-ball movement 

– instinct 

– heading 

– athleticism 

– ambidexterity 

– pace 

– technique 

– link-up play 

– pressing 

To improve:

– a very complete profile for a striker of his age but still needs to work hard to polish some elements of his game such as first touch and composure in the final third

Style of play:

– complete forward/modern target man

– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations and knows how to use his body to gain advantage

– very good pace for a player of his size

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

– determined forward with a killer instinct, good technique on the ball, and cleverness in his off-the-ball movements

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– his physical power and intellect let him play fruitfully with his back to the goal/very good ability to connect with midfield and attacking partners

– often moves deeper into midfield and draws defenders with him in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– in addition to his target man skills, he’s also very prolific face to goal when attacking space

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength, ability to shield the ball, and decent close control

– likes to take advantage of the carelessness of the opponents/always alert to capitalize on defensive mistakes

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– very active in pressing/likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively

– operates very comfortably with his weaker left foot

Goto wins the aerial duel with ease and scores with a powerful header.
Goto loses his markers after a through ball and scores with a precise finish.
Goto shows his instinct in the penalty area and scores with a simple tap-in.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 25 April 2023):

J2 League 2023 (ongoing): 11 games/4 goals (Júbilo Iwata)


Keisuke Goto is a product of the Júbilo Iwata youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most interesting U19s in Japan. Keisuke made his first-team debut on 18 February 2023 in the J2 League game against Fagiano Okayama in which he scored a superb brace after coming off the bench. At the age of 17 years, 8 months and 15 days, he became the youngest scorer in Júbilo Iwata’s history. He is also a regular Japanese youth international and currently, he is a member of the U-18 team.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European league.





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