Paris Nakajima-Farran

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Paris Farran
Personal information
Full name Paris Yui Nakajima-Farran
Date of birth (1989-08-11) 11 August 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
2004–2007 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Næstved BK 18 (0)
2009–2010 AC Horsens 1 (0)
2011–2012 South China AA 4 (0)
2012 CE Europa
2013 Dezzolla Shimane 4
2014 Tokyo 23 FC
National team
2007–2009 Canada U20 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2012

Paris Yui Nakajima-Farran (中島 勇生, Nakajima Yūi, born 11 August 1989) is a Canadian former professional footballer.


Paris was born in Tokyo to an English–Zimbabwean[1] father and Japanese mother. At the age of four, he moved to England with his family, and returned to Japan ten years later to play football with the youth team of the J-League club Yokohama F. Marinos. His brother Issey is also a professional footballer.[2] Paris has Canadian and British citizenship, and is a graduate of Yokohama International School, where he played alongside Mike Havenaar.

Club career[edit]

Paris played for the Yokohama F. Marinos youth team from 2004 until 2007. He went professional in 2007 at the age of 17, after signing a two-year contract with Danish 1st Division team Næstved Boldklub. In September 2009, Paris joined his brother at AC Horsens on a 1-year deal. In July 2011, he signed with Hong Kong First Division League club South China AA, but was released by the club on 7 January 2012.[3] Later that year he joined Spanish third division side CE Europa, and played mostly for the second team. Paris also had a stint with Japanese fifth Division outfit, Dezzolla Shimane, before joining Tokyo 23 FC which plays in the Kantō Soccer League.


In January 2008, Paris got his first international call in up for the winter training camp held in Florida for the Canadian national team. He also trained with Canada's U-23 Olympic squad in March 2008. Paris earned his first cap for Canada U-20 in an exhibition match against Argentina in May 2008, starting at right back. He has also represented the Canadian U-20 side during the 2009 edition of the Francophone Games hosted by Lebanon.


  1. ^ "Paris Farran's profile in the official website of the Canadian Soccer Association". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ Davidson, Neil (3 April 2014). "Issey Nakajima-Farran and the art of soccer". Metro.
  3. ^ 聯賽和公民3:3|足主的話 - STEVEN LO'S BLOG Archived 7 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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