Kengo Nakamura

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Kengo Nakamura
Kengo Nakamura.jpg
Nakamura playing for Kawasaki Frontale
Personal information
Full name Kengo Nakamura
Date of birth (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1996–1998 Kurume High School
1999–2002 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2020 Kawasaki Frontale 546 (83)
Total 546 (83)
National team
2006–2013 Japan 68 (6)
Honours
Kawasaki Frontale
Winner J1 League 2017
Winner J1 League 2018
Runner-up J1 League 2006
Runner-up J1 League 2008
Runner-up J1 League 2009
Runner-up J.League Cup 2007
Runner-up J.League Cup 2009
Runner-up J.League Cup 2017
Runner-up Emperor's Cup 2016
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kengo Nakamura (中村 憲剛, Nakamura Kengo, born October 31, 1980) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Nakamura was born in Kodaira on October 31, 1980. After graduating from Chuo University, he joined J2 League club Kawasaki Frontale in 2003. He became a regular player as offensive midfielder from first season. In 2004, he was converted to defensive midfielder by manager Takashi Sekizuka. The club won the champions in the 2004 J2 League and was promoted to J1 League. The club won the 2nd place in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He was also selected Best Eleven for 5 years in a row (2006-2010). In 2016, the club won the 3rd place and he was selected MVP award. In 2017, the club won the J1 League champions first time in the club history. The club also won the champions in 2018 and 2020. He retired end of the 2020 season at the age of 40.

On October, 2006, Nakamura debuted for the Japan national team against Ghana. After the debut, he played many matches as offensive midfielder and defensive midfielder. In 2007, he participated at 2007 AFC Asian Cup and played all 6 matches. However his opportunity to play decreased from spring 2010. He was selected Japan for 2010 World Cup and played 1 matches as substitute midfielder. In 2013, he played at 2013 Confederations Cup. This tournament is his last match for Japan. He played 68 games and scored 6 goals for Japan until 2013.

Statistics[change | change source]

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Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2003 Kawasaki Frontale J2 League 34 4 3 2 - - 37 6
2004 41 5 3 0 - - 44 5
2005 J1 League 29 2 3 1 6 2 - 38 5
2006 34 10 2 1 10 3 - 46 14
2007 30 4 4 0 3 0 7 3 44 7
2008 34 4 1 0 1 0 - 36 4
2009 32 4 1 0 3 0 9 3 45 7
2010 27 4 1 0 3 1 3 0 34 5
2011 30 4 1 0 2 0 - 33 4
2012 34 5 1 0 2 0 - 37 5
2013 29 7 2 0 5 2 - 36 9
2014 30 3 0 0 2 0 8 2 40 5
2015 33 2 3 0 6 0 - 42 2
2016 31 9 4 0 2 0 - 37 9
2017 32 6 2 0 4 0 9 1 47 7
2018 33 6 2 0 2 0 2 0 39 6
2019 20 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 27 2
2020 13 2 1 0 0 0 - 14 2
Country Japan 546 83 36 4 53 8 41 9 676 104
Total 546 83 36 4 53 8 41 9 676 104

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2006 3 1
2007 13 0
2008 13 2
2009 12 2
2010 11 0
2011 4 1
2012 7 0
2013 5 0
Total 68 6

References[change | change source]

  1. Kengo Nakamura at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Kengo Nakamura at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

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