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Issey Nakajima-Farran
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Personal information
Full name Issey Morgan Nakajima-Farran
Date of birth May 16, 1984 (1984-05-16) (age 25)
Place of birth    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Center forward
Club information
Current club AC Horsens
Number 12
Youth career
1993–1994
1995–1997
2000–2002
Verdy Kawasaki
Crystal Palace
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2003
2004–2005
2006–2007
2007–2009
2009–
Albirex Niigata
Albirex Niigata Singapore
Vejle Boldklub
FC Nordsjælland
AC Horsens
00 0(0)
45 (26)
44 (13)
46 0(8)
11 0(1)   
National team2
2006–present Canada 19 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 29 December 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 29 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Issey Morgan Nakajima-Farran (Japanese:中島ファラン一生) (born May 16, 1984, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for the Danish 1st division club AC Horsens.

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Club career

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Early years

Born in Canada, the young Nakajima-Farran moved to Japan and later to England. While living in England, he played for the Crystal Palace F.C. youth team, but returned to Japan at the age of 16 to pursue a youth contract in the Verdy Kawasaki youth team in Japan. After two years playing as a youth player, he went professional at Albirex Niigata from the J. League Division 2 in 2003.

Singapore

Nakajima-Farran played two seasons for the Albirex Niigata satellite club Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) in 2004 and 2005 and scored 12 and 14 goals respectively. He was elected young player of the year in Singapore in 2005, and played one game for the U-21 national team of Singapore. Here Nakajima-Farran met Kim Poulsen who was leading the Young Lions.

Denmark

After unsuccessfully trying to gain a contract with English clubs Millwall F.C. and Portsmouth F.C., Poulsen convinced Nakajima-Farran to continue his career in Vejle Boldklub, which Poulsen was managing at the time. On February 16, 2006, he signed a contract with the club running until December 31, 2007. However, he was bought by FC Nordsjælland on June 6, 2007.

In 2009 he joined AC Horsens in the Danish 1st Division.

International career

He made his debut for Canada in a November 2006 friendly match against Hungary. By December 2009, he had earned a total of 19 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has so far represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1].

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 June 2008 Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1-0 3-0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life

Nakajima-Farran's father is Canadian and mother is Japanese. The family moved from Canada to Japan, when he was only three years old. In Japan his five year younger brother Paris was born. Seven years later, they moved to England where he lived there until 16. Contrary to his parents, Nakajima-Farran was not ready to settle in England and left the country and his parents. His brother Paris, also plays football for Horsens.

Honours

  • Young player of the year in Singapore 2005

External links

References


Issey Nakajima-Farran
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Personal information
Full name Issey Morgan Nakajima-Farran
Date of birth May 16, 1984 (1984-05-16) (age 25)
Place of birth    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Center forward
Club information
Current club FC Nordsjælland
Number 11
Youth career
1993-94
1995-97
2000-02
Verdy Kawasaki
Crystal Palace
Tokyo Verdy 1969
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2003
2004-05
2006-07
2007-
Albirex Niigata
Albirex Niigata Singapore
Vejle Boldklub
FC Nordsjælland
0 (0)
49 (29)
43 (13)
37 (7)   
National team2
2006- Canada 19 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 10 January 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 6 June 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Issey Morgan Nakajima-Farran (Japanese:中島ファラン一生) (born May 16 1984, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for the Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland. He is also a member of the Canada national football team.

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Football career

While living in England, Issey played for the Crystal Palace F.C. youth team. at the age of 16 to play in the Verdy Kawasaki youth team in Japan. This did not result in a professional contract with the club, and therefore he left in 2003 to join Albirex Niigata from the J. League Division 2.

Issey played two seasons for the Albirex Niigata satellite club Albirex Niigata FC (Singapore) in 2004 and 2005 and scored 12 and 14 goals respectively. He was elected young player of the year in Singapore in 2005, and played one game for the U-21 national team of Singapore. Here Issey met Kim Poulsen who was leading the Young Lions. After unsuccessfully trying to gain a contract with English clubs Millwall F.C. and Portsmouth F.C., Kim Poulsen convinced Issey to continue his career in Vejle Boldklub, which Poulsen was managing at the time. On February 16 2006, he signed a contract with the club running until December 31 2007. However, he was bought by FC Nordsjælland on June 6 2007.

International Goals

# Date City Opponent Result -
1 June 20, 2008 Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Template:Country data VIN 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life

Issey's father is Canadian and mother is Japanese. The family moved from Canada to Japan, when he was only three years old. In Japan his five year younger brother was born. Seven years later, they moved to England where he lived there until 16. Contrary to his parents, Issey was not ready to settle in England and left the country and his parents. He moved back to Japan to pursue a youth contract. After two years playing as a youth player, he went professional at Albirex Niigata. Afterwards Issey moved to Singapore for another two years, and later to Denmark where he is currently playing.

His brother Paris Nakajima-Farran plays football for Næstved BK.

Honours

  • Young player of the year in Singapore 2005

External links

Template:Nordsjælland squad


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