Hidetoshi Nakata

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Hidetoshi Nakata
Hidetoshi Nakata in Okinawa.jpg
Nakata in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hidetoshi Nakata
Date of birth (1977-01-22) January 22, 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 Nirasaki High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Bellmare Hiratsuka 85 (16)
1998–2000 Perugia 48 (12)
2000–2001 Roma 30 (5)
2001–2004 Parma 67 (5)
2004 Bologna 17 (2)
2004–2005 Fiorentina 20 (0)
2005–2006 Bolton Wanderers 21 (1)
Total 288 (41)
National team
1993 Japan U-17 3 (1)
1995 Japan U-20 4 (2)
1996–2000 Japan U-23 5 (1)
1997–2006 Japan 77 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hidetoshi Nakata (中田 英寿, Nakata Hidetoshi, born January 22, 1977) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nakata was born in Kofu on January 22, 1977. After graduating from Nirasaki High School, he joined J1 League club Bellmare Hiratsuka in 1995. He moved to Italian Serie A club Perugia. In January 2000, he moved to Roma. The club won the champions in the 2000/01 Serie A season. In summer 2001, he moved to Parma. From 2004, he played for Bologna, Fiorentina and English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers. He retired end of the 2005/06 season.

Nakata was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 1996 Summer Olympics. In first match against Brazil and Japan won Brazil (1-0). It was known as "Miracle of Miami" (マイアミの奇跡) in Japan. On May 21, 1997, he debuted for the Japan national team against South Korea. After the debut, he became a regular player soon. In 1998, he was selected the Japan at 1998 World Cup and played all 3 matches. In 2000, he was selected U-23 Japan for 2000 Summer Olympics. He also played at 2002 and 2006 World Cup. He played 77 games and scored 11 goals for Japan until 2006.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1995 Bellmare Hiratsuka J1 League 26 8 2 1 - - 28 9
1996 26 2 3 0 12 2 - 41 4
1997 21 3 3 0 6 1 - 30 4
1998 12 3 0 0 0 0 - 12 3
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
1998/99 Perugia Serie A 33 10 0 0 - - 33 10
1999/00 15 2 4 1 - - 19 3
1999/00 Roma Serie A 15 3 1 0 - - 16 3
2000/01 15 2 0 0 - 7 1 22 3
2001/02 Parma Serie A 24 1 6 2 - 8 1 38 4
2002/03 31 4 2 0 - 4 0 37 4
2003/04 12 0 2 0 - 4 1 18 1
2003/04 Bologna Serie A 17 2 0 0 - - 17 2
2004/05 Fiorentina Serie A 20 0 3 0 - - 23 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2005/06 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 21 1 3 0 2 0 6 0 32 1
Country Japan 85 16 8 1 18 3 - 111 20
Italy 182 24 18 3 - 23 3 223 30
England 21 1 3 0 2 0 6 0 26 1
Total 288 41 29 4 20 3 29 3 366 51

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
1997 16 5
1998 10 1
1999 3 0
2000 4 0
2001 7 1
2002 8 2
2003 11 1
2004 2 0
2005 10 0
2006 6 1
Total 77 11

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