|Full name||Takuro Nishimura|
|Date of birth||August 15, 1977|
|Place of birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|2001–2004||Urawa Red Diamonds||0||(0)|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||20||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2011.
Nishimura began his professional career with J. League Division 1 sides Urawa Red Diamonds, but never made a league appearance for the team which finished the 2003-2004 season in second place in J. League Division 1. He transferred to Urawa's cross-town rivals Omiya Ardija, helping the club achieve promotion from J. League Division 2 into J. League Division 1 in 2004.
Nishimura signed for Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in April 2009. On February 11, 2010 Crystal Palace Baltimore announced the signing of Nishimura to a contract for the 2010 season.
Nishimura was a part of Japan’s youth national team system, competing at the U-14 level, but has never been called up to the senior Japan national football team.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J. League Cup||Total|
|1998||Kokushikan University||Football League||2||0||-||2||0|
|2001||Urawa Red Diamonds||J. League 1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2004||Omiya Ardija||J. League 2||15||0||3||0||-||18||0|
|2005||J. League 1||31||1||4||0||8||1||43||2|
|United States||League||Open Cup||League Cup||Total|
|2009||Portland Timbers||USL First Division||13||0||0||0||-||13||0|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||D2 Pro League||19||0||1||0||-||20||0|
Small in size but intelligent wide flank utility player on and off the ball, Nishimura's constant timely and tireless overlaps creates a wider variety of attacking options for the team. His accurate crosses also provides many scoring opportunities.