Kengo Nakamura (中村 憲剛, Nakamura Kengo, born 31 October 1980) is a Japanese football player who plays for Kawasaki Frontale.[1] He played for Japan national team.

Kengo Nakamura
中村 憲剛
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Nakamura with Kawasaki Frontale in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kengo Nakamura
Date of birth (1980-10-31) 31 October 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kawasaki Frontale
Number 14
Youth career
1996–1998 Kurume High School
1999–2002 Chuo University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003– Kawasaki Frontale 513 (79)
National team
2006–2013 Japan 68 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 2018 season

Playing careerEdit

He has a bachelor of arts (English) from Chuo University.[citation needed]

Playing styleEdit

K.Nakamura is a playmaking midfielder usually employed by Kawasaki Frontale on the central midfielder. Besides passing, Nakamura is also an adept dribbler with determination and strength.

Club statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018 season[2][3]
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 J.League Cup AFC Total
2003 Kawasaki Frontale J2 League 34 4 3 2 - - 37 6
2004 41 5 3 0 - - 44 5
2005 J1 League 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 29 7 2 0 5 2 - 36 9
2014 30 3 0 0 2 0 8 2 40 5
2015 33 2 3 0 6 0 0 0 42 2
2016 31 9 4 0 2 0 0 0 37 9
2017 32 6 2 0 4 0 9 1 47 7
2018 33 6 2 0 2 0 2 0 39 6
Career total 513 79 33 4 51 8 38 9 635 100

National team statisticsEdit

[4]

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 statisticsEdit

Appearances in major competitionsEdit

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 teamEdit

# 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

HonorsEdit

ClubEdit

Kawasaki Frontale

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kengo Nakamura at J.League (in Japanese)  
  2. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 10 out of 289)
  3. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 26 out of 289)
  4. ^ Japan National Football Team Database

External linksEdit