Shunsuke Nakamura

1978 - Today

Shunsuke Nakamura

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 984,524 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,140th most popular soccer player.

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 1,137 out of 13,233Before him are Fábio Coentrão, Douglas Costa, Krasimir Balakov, Bert Patenaude, Christian Eriksen, and César Sampaio. After him are Paulo Bento, Raymond Braine, Samir Nasri, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Josip Katalinski, and Bernabé Ferreyra.

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Among people born in 1978, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 43Before him are Walter Samuel, Gael García Bernal, Laetitia Casta, Rio Ferdinand, Kakha Kaladze, and Vanessa-Mae. After him are Gabriel Heinze, Mirka Federer, Daniel Van Buyten, Gwendoline Christie, Danai Gurira, and Ha Ji-won.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 768 out of 3,113Before him are Yoshito Usui (1958), Choei Sato (1951), Kiko, Princess Akishino (1966), Futabatei Shimei (1864), Shinji Kagawa (1989), and Tsutomu Miyazaki (1962). After him are Yoshiki (1965), Takayuki Kuwata (1941), Akinori Nakayama (1943), Nobuo Uematsu (1959), Sayako Kuroda (1969), and Shusaku Hirasawa (1949).


Among soccer players born in Japan, Shunsuke Nakamura ranks 165Before him are Tadao Onishi (1943), Kazuhisa Kono (1950), Keisuke Honda (1986), Sei Fuwa (1914), Choei Sato (1951), and Shinji Kagawa (1989). After him are Takayuki Kuwata (1941), Shusaku Hirasawa (1949), Saburō Kawabuchi (1936), Seiichi Sakiya (1950), Koichi Kudo (1909), and Kenzo Yokoyama (1943).

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