Date Of Birth: 07/08/1998
Place Of Birth: Japan
Best Foot: Left
1° Position: Center Back
2° Position: Left Back
Club: Mito HollyHock
Tabinas was born in Japan to a Ghanaian father and Filipino mother.He spent his youth with FC WASEDA and FC Tripleter before captaining Kirimitsu Gakuen High School. He was then signed by J1 League club Kawasaki Frontale for the 2017 season. Kawasaki Frontale won the 2017 and 2018 seasons of the J1 League, but Tabinas had no appearances for the team.
In the 2019 season, he was loaned out to FC Gifu of the J2 League. He made his first J.League appearance in a match against Ehime FC on 7 April, where they lost 2–0. He made his Emperor's Cup debut when they entered in the second round on 3 July and were eliminated by Ventforet Kofu. Tabinas made seven more league appearances, however, the club finished at the bottom of the table and were relegated.
He spent the 2020 season on loan with Gamba Osaka U-23 in the J3 League. In January 2021, he transferred to Mito HollyHock of the J2 League.
Jefferson is a modern center back, he is able to mix athletism, awareness and technical ability ball-on-feet as required now from a center back. He is very skilled on long passes and especially in 1 against 1. He is not very tall but has a great explosivity and body shape to overcome during duels.
-0.17 key pass per game (68% accurate)
-14 challenges - 4 aerial - 10 ground (64% won)
-0.17 dribbling per game (100% succesful)
-4.3 tackles per game (77% succesful)
-42 passes per game (79% accurate)