Hidetoshi Nakata

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Hidetoshi Nakata, Cavaliere OSSI (中田 英寿, Nakata Hidetoshi, born 22 January 1977) is a Japanese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest Japanese players of all time.Nakata began his professional career in 1995 and won the Asian Football Confederation Player of the Year award in 1997 and 1998, the Scudetto with Roma in 2001, played for Japan in three World Cup tournaments (1998, 2002 and 2006) and competed in the Olympics twice (1996 and 2000). In 2005, he was made the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, one of Italy's highest honors, for improving the country's image overseas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hidetoshi Nakata has received more than 1,368,915 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Hidetoshi Nakata is the 515th most popular soccer player (down from 513th in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from Japan (up from 551st in 2019) and the 112th most popular Japanese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Hidetoshi Nakata ranks 515 out of 16,923Before him are Zé Roberto, Thomas Müller, Nicolas Anelka, Pierino Prati, Emerich Jenei, and Giuseppe Bergomi. After him are Gianluca Pagliuca, Yoshinobu Ishii, Alain Giresse, Héctor Rial, Nobuo Matsunaga, and Zdeněk Zeman.

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Among people born in 1977, Hidetoshi Nakata ranks 19Before him are David Trezeguet, Michael Fassbender, Kanye West, Liv Tyler, Deco, and Tarja Turunen. After him are Jessica Chastain, Brittany Murphy, Natalia Oreiro, Katheryn Winnick, Luca Toni, and Gianluca Zambrotta.

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Among people born in Japan, Hidetoshi Nakata ranks 550 out of 5,560Before him are Yasuji Okamura (1884), Monkey Punch (1937), Tokugawa Ienari (1773), Machiko Kyō (1924), Emperor Go-Ichijō (1008), and Tokugawa Ienobu (1662). After him are Yoshinobu Ishii (1939), Ken Takakura (1931), Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123), Nobuo Matsunaga (1921), Emperor Junnin (733), and Akiko Wakabayashi (1941).


Among soccer players born in Japan, Hidetoshi Nakata ranks 112Before him are Hiroshi Kanazawa (1950), Koji Sasaki (1936), Yoshimatsu Oyama (null), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Tadao Takayama (1904), and Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944). After him are Yoshinobu Ishii (1939), Nobuo Matsunaga (1921), Kiyoshi Tomizawa (1943), Shigeru Takahashi (null), Michihiro Ozawa (1932), and Takeo Takahashi (1947).