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Sho Ito

Personal information
Full nameSho Ito
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubShimizu S-Pulse

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Sho Ito (伊藤 翔 Itō Shō; born July 24, 1988 in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese football player who plays for Japanese team Shimizu S-Pulse and represented Japan's Under-20 team at the 2006 AFC Youth Championship. Ito is dubbed the "Japanese Thierry Henry" for his size, technical abilities and pace, and is the first Japanese footballer to go straight from high school to a European club.

In August 2006, Ito received a trial from English club Arsenal, where he impressed manager Arsène Wenger. However, his work permit application fell through, and in January 2007, he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Grenoble, a club owned by Index Corp, a Japanese mobile content provider.

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