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Kengo Nakamura
Personal information
Full name Kengo Nakamura
Date of birth October 31, 1980 (1980-10-31) (age 29)
Place of birth    Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Central Midfield
Club information
Current club Kawasaki Frontale
Number 14
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2003- Kawasaki Frontale 234 0(33)   
National team2
2006- Japan 041 00(5)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 20 December 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 20 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Kengo Nakamura (中村 憲剛 Nakamura Kengo ?, born October 31, 1980) is a Japanese football (soccer) midfielder who currently plays for Kawasaki Frontale of the J. League.

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Career

He started playing football when he was in the first grade at the local primary school, playing for Furoku Shonen Dan (府ロク少年団 ?) in Fuchū City, Tokyo. The team reached the top 16 in the National Boy's Soccer Tournament when he was in the fifth grade. He was an athlete oath taker and was selected as one of the 20 excellent players of the competition at the Tokyo Boys Invitational Tournament when he was in the sixth grade.

He was educated at and played for Higashi Kurume High School and Chuo University. When he was at Chuo, the team experienced the relegation to Kanto University League Division 2 but Nakamura as a team captain led the team to bounce back to the top division.

In 2003, he joined Kawasaki Frontale after a successful trial and made his debut in the opening league game of the season. His first professional goal came on April 9, 2003 against Montedio Yamagata. Club manager Takashi Sekiduka converted him to a defensive midfielder from an attacking midfielder in 2004 and Nakamura quickly established himself as a linchpin of the team. In the 2006 season, he scored 10 goals for his club and was selected as a member of The J-League Team of the Year.

He made his senior national team debut on October 4, 2006, in a friendly match against Ghana. His first goal for Japan came on October 11, 2006 in an AFC Asian Cup qualifier against India. He is a member of the Japan team for the 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals.

He has a bachelor of arts (English).

Playing style

K.Nakamura is a playmaking midfielder usually employed by Kawasaki Frontale on the central midfield. His view can supply pass very widely over the wide range.

Besides passing, Nakamura is also an adept dribbler with determination and strength. He has managed to score through dribbling past defenses for his club. His goals and assists were instrumental in taking Kawasaki Frontale to the knock-out stages of the ACL 2007.

Honors

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Individual honors

Career Statistics

Last update: 20 December 2009

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 Asia Total
2003 Kawasaki Frontale J. League Division 2 34 4 3 2 - - 37 6
2004 41 5 3 0 - - 44 5
2005 J. League Division 1 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
Career Total 234 33 17 4 23 5 16 6 290 48

National team career statistics

Last update: 14 October 2009

Appearances in major competitions

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

Goals for senior national team

Last update: 14 October 2009

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. October 11, 2006 Bangalore, India  India 3-0 Won 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. June 14, 2008 Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 3-0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. September 6, 2008 Riffa, Bahrain  Bahrain 3-2 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. May 31, 2009 Tokyo, Japan  Belgium 4-0 Won Friendly Match
5. September 9, 2009 Utrecht, Netherlands  Ghana 4-3 Won Friendly Match

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Simple English

Kengo Nakamura
Personal information
Full name Kengo Nakamura
Date of birth 31 October 1980 (1980-10-31) (age 30)
Place of birth    Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Kawasaki Frontale
Number 14
Senior clubs
Years Club
2003- Kawasaki Frontale
National team
2006- Japan

Kengo Nakamura (born 24 October 1980) is a Japanese football player. He plays for Kawasaki Frontale and Japan national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J. League Cup AsiaTotal
2003Kawasaki FrontaleJ. League 234432--376
200441530--445
2005J. League 12923162-385
2006341021103-4614
2007304403073447
20083441010-364
2009324103093457
2010
CountryJapan 2343317423516629048
Total 2343317423516629048

International career statistics

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
200631
2007130
2008132
2009122
2010
Total415

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