Kōji Nakata

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Kōji Nakata
Personal information
Full name Kōji Nakata
Date of birth (1979-07-09) July 9, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Shiga, Japan
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
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

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 CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
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
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2004/05 Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 5 0 - - - 5 0
2005/06 4 0 1 0 - 3 0 8 0
SwitzerlandLeague Schweizer Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
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
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
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
YearAppsGoals
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]