Shunsuke Nakamura

1978 - Today

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Shunsuke Nakamura (中村 俊輔, Nakamura Shunsuke, born 24 June 1978) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Yokohama FC in J1 League. He is the only person to have been named J.League Most Valuable Player more than once, receiving the award in 2000 and 2013. He is well known for his vision, touch, bending shots and free kick-taking abilities; Steve Perryman once remarked that Nakamura "could open a tin of beans with his left foot".Nakamura began his professional career with J1 League club Yokohama Marinos in 1997, eventually making 338 league appearances during two spells at the club totaling just over twelve seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shunsuke Nakamura has received more than 1,208,295 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Shunsuke Nakamura is the 1,202nd most popular soccer player (down from 1,137th in 2019), the 869th most popular biography from Japan (down from 768th in 2019) and the 188th most popular Japanese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 1,202 out of 16,923Before him are Nikita Simonyan, Aron Winter, Antônio Carlos Zago, Ángel Melogno, Alf-Inge Håland, and Zequinha. After him are Julio César Britos, Michael Rummenigge, Juan Evaristo, Gyoji Matsumoto, Atsuyoshi Furuta, and Björn Nordqvist.

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Among people born in 1978, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 44Before him are Luis Fonsi, Vanessa-Mae, Gael García Bernal, Ha Ji-won, Kakha Kaladze, and Yiruma. After him are Danai Gurira, Laetitia Casta, Daniel Van Buyten, Kumail Nanjiani, Joan Capdevila, and Johnny Sins.

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Among people born in Japan, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 869 out of 5,560Before him are Kafū Nagai (1879), Yasuhiko Okudera (1952), Gorō Miyazaki (1967), Hide (1964), Toyohiko Kagawa (1888), and Peter Doi (1892). After him are Shinya Yamanaka (1962), Gyoji Matsumoto (1934), Kabayama Sukenori (1837), Atsuyoshi Furuta (1952), Kazuo Koike (1936), and Mayumi Tanaka (1955).


Among soccer players born in Japan, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 188Before him are Kazumi Takada (1951), Isao Iwabuchi (1933), Ken Naganuma (1930), Seki Matsunaga (1928), Aritatsu Ogi (1942), and Yasuhiko Okudera (1952). After him are Gyoji Matsumoto (1934), Atsuyoshi Furuta (1952), Sekiji Sasano (1915), Teruo Nimura (1943), Ryozo Suzuki (1939), and Tsutomu Sonobe (1958).