Kōji Nakata

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Kōji Nakata
Personal information
Full name Kōji Nakata
Date of birth July 9, 1979 (1979-07-09) (age 35)
Place of birth Shiga, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Kashima Antlers
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004
2005
2006–2008
2008–
Kashima Antlers
Olympique Marseille
Basel
Kashima Antlers
National team
2000–2007 Japan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kōji Nakata (中田 浩二 Nakata Koji?, born July 9, 1979) is a Japanese football player.[1] He played for the Japanese national team.[2]

In 2004, Nakata helped Japan to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asia Cup.[3]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
1998 Kashima Antlers J. League 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 - 5 1
1999 17 4 2 0 1 0 - 20 4
2000 29 4 5 2 2 2 - 36 8
2001 25 8 3 1 6 0 - 34 9
2002 29 6 5 0 3 0 - 37 6
2003 18 3 0 0 2 2 3 0 23 5
2004 21 1 3 2 2 0 - 26 3
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2004/05 Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 5 0 - - - 5 0
2005/06 4 0 1 0 - 3 0 8 0
Switzerland League Schweizer Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005/06 Basel Super League 10 1 - - - 10 1
2006/07 34 1 5 0 - 9 0 48 1
2007/08 18 1 2 1 - 3 0 23 2
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Asia Total
2008 Kashima Antlers[1] J. League 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
2009 22 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 29 1
2010
2011
2012
Country Japan 175 28 22 5 18 4 7 0 222 37
France 9 0 1 0 - 3 0 13 0
Switzerland 62 3 7 1 - 12 0 81 4
Total 246 31 30 6 18 4 22 0 316 41

International career statistics[change | change source]

Nakata's play was been noted by the international press, including reports of games against Chinese[2] and French teams.[4]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 7 0
2001 13 0
2002 13 0
2003 7 0
2004 6 2
2005 8 0
2006 2 0
2007 1 0
Total 57 2

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Soccerway.com, "K. Nakata"; retrieved 2012-3-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sports Briefing," New York Times. August 8, 2004; excerpt, "Koji Nakata put Japan ahead, 2-1, in the 65th minute"; retrieved 2012-4-6.
  3. FIFA.com, "Japan crush Chinese dreams to keep Asian crown," 7 August 2004; retrieved 2012-3-26.
  4. "Drab football cures plague," Guardian (UK). 4 April 2005; retrieved 2012-4-6.

Other websites[change | change source]