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Shoya Nakajima

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Shōya Nakajima
中島 翔哉
Nakajima with Porto in 2019
Personal information
Full name Shoya Nakajima[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 29)
Place of birth Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)[2]
Position(s) Winger, second striker
Club information
Current team
Urawa Red Diamonds
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2012 Tokyo Verdy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Tokyo Verdy 29 (6)
2014–2018 FC Tokyo 51 (6)
2014Kataller Toyama (loan) 28 (2)
2017–2018Portimonense (loan) 29 (10)
2018–2019 Portimonense 13 (5)
2019 Al-Duhail 7 (1)
2019–2022 Porto 20 (0)
2021Al Ain (loan) 2 (0)
2021–2022Portimonense (loan) 22 (1)
2022–2023 Antalyaspor 15 (0)
2023– Urawa Red Diamonds 7 (0)
National team
2011 Japan U17 2 (1)
2013 Japan U20 4 (3)
2014–2016 Japan U23 30 (19)
2018–2019 Japan 19 (5)
Honours
Representing  Japan
AFC U-23 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2023
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Shoya Nakajima (中島 翔哉, Nakajima Shoya, born August 23, 1994) is a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography

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Nakajima was born in Hachioji on August 23, 1994. He joined J2 League club Tokyo Verdy from their youth team in 2012. In 2014, he moved to Kataller Toyama and played as regular player. In August 2014, he moved to J1 League club FC Tokyo. In September 2017, he moved to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Portimonense. He scored 10 goals in the 2017/18 season. In February 2019, he moved to Qatar Stars League club Al-Duhail. In September 2019, he moved to Primeira Liga club Porto. Porto won the champions in the 2019/20 season. However he could not play many matches in the 2020/21 season. In January 2021, he moved to UAE Pro League club Al-Ain.

In 2011, Nakajima was selected the Japan U-17 national team for 2007 U-17 World Cup. In 2016, he played for the Japan U-23 national team at 2016 AFC U-23 Championship. Japan won the champions and qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics. At 2016 Summer Olympics, he played all 3 matches as left midfielder. On March 23, 2018, he debuted and scored a goal for the Japan national team against Mali. However he was not selected the Japan for 2018 World Cup. After the 2018 World Cup, he became a regular player as left midfielder under new manager Hajime Moriyasu and was given "number 10" shirt for the Japan. In 2019, he played at 2019 Copa América. He played 19 games and scored 5 goals for Japan until 2019.

Career statistics

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As of match played 25 August 2023[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tokyo Verdy 2012 J2 League 8 4 2 0 0 0 10 4
2013 J2 League 21 2 2 0 0 0 23 2
Total 29 6 4 0 0 0 33 6
Kataller Toyama (loan) 2014 J2 League 28 2 2 0 0 0 30 2
FC Tokyo 2014 J1 League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 J1 League 13 1 2 0 2 1 17 2
2016 J1 League 12 3 2 1 4 2 18 6
2017 J1 League 21 2 1 1 7 3 29 6
Total 51 6 5 2 13 6 69 14
Portimonense (loan) 2017–18 Primeira Liga 29 10 2 0 2 0 33 10
Portimonense 2018–19 Primeira Liga 13 5 0 0 1 0 14 5
Total 42 15 2 0 3 0 47 15
Al-Duhail 2018–19 Qatar Stars League 7 1 3 0 0 0 6[c] 1 16 2
Porto 2019–20 Primeira Liga 16 0 4 1 3 0 5[d] 0 28 1
2020–21 Primeira Liga 4 0 1 0 0 0 4[e] 0 9 0
Total 20 0 5 1 3 0 9 0 37 1
Al Ain (loan) 2020–21 UAE Pro League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Portimonense (loan) 2021–22 Primeira Liga 22 1 3 1 0 0 25 2
Antalyaspor 2022–23 Süper Lig 15 0 1 0 16 0
Urawa Red Diamonds 2023 J1 League 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 4 0
Career total 219 31 25 4 19 6 16 1 279 42
  1. Includes the Emperor's Cup, Taça de Portugal and Qatar Emir Cup
  2. Includes the J.League Cup and Taça da Liga
  3. 3.0 3.1 Appearances in AFC Champions League
  4. One appearance in UEFA Champions League, four appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International

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As of match played 19 November 2019[4][5]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan 2018 6 2
2019 13 3
Total 19 5
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Nakajima goal.
List of international goals scored by Shoya Nakajima[4][5]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 23 March 2018 Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège, Belgium  Mali 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 20 November 2018 Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan  Kyrgyzstan 4–0 4–0 2018 Kirin Challenge Cup
3 26 March 2019 Noevir Stadium Kobe, Kobe, Japan  Bolivia 1–0 1–0 2019 Kirin Challenge Cup
4 24 June 2019 Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Ecuador 1–0 1–1 2019 Copa América
5 10 September 2019 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar  Myanmar 1–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
Nakajima with FC Tokyo in 2015

Al-Duhail

Porto

Japan U23

Individual

References

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  1. "FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia 2023™: List of Players: Urawa Reds" (PDF). FIFA. 6 December 2023. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 December 2023. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  2. "Urawa Red Diamonds - Team Profile". Urawa Red Diamonds.
  3. Shoya Nakajima at Soccerway
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Shoya Nakajima". National Football Teams.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "中島 翔哉 (Shoya Nakajima)" (in Japanese). Japan National Football Team Database.
  6. "Al Duhail crush Al Sadd 4-1 to retain Amir Cup". The Peninsula. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  7. "On This Day: Japan's U23 triumph in Doha". Asian Football Confederation. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. "Nakajima named AFC U23 Championship MVP". Asian Football Confederation. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. "Jonas e Rui Costa eleitos "Jogador do Mês"" [Jonas and Rui Costa elected "Player of the Month"] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. "Melhores de setembro: Phellype e Shoya em destaque" [Best of September: Phellype and Shoya highlighted] (in Portuguese). Liga Portugal. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  11. "Nakajima é o autor do Melhor Golo de Novembro" [Nakajima is the author of November's Best Goal] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. "Golo de Nakajima é o melhor de Fevereiro" [Nakajima's goal is the best of February] (in Portuguese). SJPF. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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