Keito Nakamura

Keito Nakamura (中村 敬斗, Nakamura Keito, born 28 July 2000) is a Japanese footballer who plays for FC Twente in the Eredivisie. He plays either as an attacking midfielder or a forward[1][2][3]

Keito Nakamura
中村 敬斗
Personal information
Full name Keito Nakamura
Date of birth (2000-07-28) July 28, 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Twente
(on loan from Gamba Osaka)
Number 13
Youth career
Mitsubishi Yowa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Gamba Osaka 17 (1)
2019–FC Twente (loan) 9 (3)
National team
2017 Japan U-17 11 (5)
2019– Japan U-20 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Nakamura joined Gamba Osaka from Kantō Soccer League side Mitsubishi Yowa ahead of the 2018 J1 League season.[4] He made his senior debut at the age of 17 on 24 February 2018 in a 3-2 home defeat by Nagoya Grampus in which replaced Hwang Ui-jo in the 69th minute and 10 minutes later crossed for Shun Nagasawa to head home and make the score 2-2.[5][6]

In total he played 17 J1 League games during his debut campaign and netted 1 goal, the winner in a 2-1 win over V-Varen Nagasaki on November 24th.[7] He also scored once in 7 J.League Cup games and made one substitute appearance in the Emperor's Cup, a shock home defeat to Kwansei Gakuin University.[2]

Nakamura spent a large part of the second half of the season with Gamba's Under-23 side in J3 League where he netted 4 times in 15 appearances with the goals coming against FC Tokyo U-23, Thespakusatsu Gunma and Azul Claro Numazu.[2]

International careerEdit

Nakamura has represented Japan at Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 level playing in both the AFC Under-16 Championship in 2016, and the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in which he netted 4 times in 4 games before Japan were eliminated by England at the last-16 stage.[1][2]

Career statisticsEdit

Last update: 2 December 2018[2]

Club performance League National Cup[a] League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Asia Total
2018 Gamba Osaka J1 17 1 1 0 7 1 - - 25 2
2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
Total 17 1 1 0 7 1 - - 25 2
Netherlands League KNVB Beker - Europe Total
2019-20 FC Twente Eredivisie 4 2 0 0 - - - 4 2
Career total 21 3 1 0 7 1 - - 29 4
  1. ^ Japan – Emperor's Cup; Netherlands – KNVB Beker

Reserves performanceEdit

Last Updated: 2 December 2018

Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Total
2018 Gamba Osaka U-23 J3 15 4 15 4
2019 0 0 0 0
Career total 15 4 15 4

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Keito Nakamura Gamba Osaka Player Profile". Gamba Osaka (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Keito Nakamura Soccerway Player Statistics". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Keito Nakamura J.League Player Profile". J.League English Website. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Gamba Osaka News – Keito Nakamura arrival". Gamba Osaka (in Japanese). 26 December 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Schedule & Results Gamba Osaka vs Nagoya Grampus". J.League English Website. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Gamba Osaka vs Nagoya Grampus 2-3". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Schedule & Results Gamba Osaka vs V-Varen Nagasaki". J.League English Website. Retrieved 1 February 2019.