Kengo Nakamura

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Kengo Nakamura
Kengo Nakamura.jpg
Nakamura with Kawasaki Frontale in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kengo Nakamura[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-31) 31 October 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Central Midfield
Club information
Current team
Kawasaki Frontale
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003– Kawasaki Frontale 325 (46)
National team
2006– Japan 68 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Kengo Nakamura (中村 憲剛 Nakamura Kengo?, born 31 October 1980) is a Japanese football (soccer) midfielder who currently plays for Kawasaki Frontale of the J. League.

Career[edit]

He has a bachelor of arts (English) from Chuo University.

Playing style[edit]

K.Nakamura is a playmaking midfielder usually employed by Kawasaki Frontale on the central midfield.

Besides passing, Nakamura is also an adept dribbler with determination and strength. He has managed to score through dribbling past defenses for his club. His goals and assists were instrumental in taking Kawasaki Frontale to the knock-out stages of the ACL 2007.

Honors[edit]

Individual honors[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Last update: 15 September 2013

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 League Cup Asia Total
2003 Kawasaki Frontale J. League Division 2 34 4 3 2 - - 37 6
2004 41 5 3 0 - - 44 5
2005 J. League Division 1 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 26 7 0 0 4 2 - 30 9
Career total 351 53 20 4 34 8 19 6 424 71
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
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

National team career statistics[edit]

Last update: 11 October 2011

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 2 0 1 Qualified
 Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup Senior 6 0 0 4th Place
 Japan 2008 East Asian Football Championship Senior 2 0 0 Runners-Up
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 5 2 2 Qualified
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 2 0 0 Qualified
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup Senior 0 1 0 Round of 16
 Japan 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 1 0 1

Goals for senior national team[edit]

Last update: 11 October 2011

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2006 Bangalore, India  India 3–0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 14 June 2008 Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 3–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 6 September 2008 Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain 3–2 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 31 May 2009 Tokyo, Japan  Belgium 4–0 Won Friendly Match
5. 9 September 2009 Utrecht, Netherlands  Ghana 4–3 Won Friendly Match
6. 11 October 2011 Osaka, Japan  Tajikistan 8–0 Won 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 16. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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