Shunsuke Nakamura

Read all the news about Celtic hero Shunsuke Nakamura. Shunsuke Nakamura was born in Yokohama on 24 June 1978 (age 41).

Shunsuke Nakamura Photo: Wikimedia

During his time at Celtic, Nakamura became one of the best Asian players to have ever played in Europe. He was nominated for the 2007 Ballon d’Or, was named Scottish Player of the Year and SFWA Footballer of the Year in 2007, and became the first Japanese player to score in the UEFA Champions League.

His team accomplishments at Celtic include winning the Scottish Premier League in 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Scottish League Cup in 2006 and 2009, and the Scottish Cup in 2007.

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Shunsuke Nakamura in the news

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Transfer Tavern · Nov 22

‘In my top 5’, ‘That’s a peach’ – Many Celtic fans recall history-making moment in famous win

Many Celtic fans happily recalled the 13-year anniversary of a memorable European victory for the club, one which was settled by a moment of brilliance...

Transfer Tavern · Nov 22
67HailHail · Nov 21

The Naka knack: How Celtic’s dead-ball threat has lived on

It’s 13 years to the day since Shunsuke Nakamura sealed his greatest moment in a Celtic shirt.

67HailHail · Nov 21
Read Celtic · Nov 21

‘One of the best moments of my life’ – These Celtic fans react to video of iconic Parkhead moment

A number of Celtic fans have reacted to a video of that free-kick Shunsuke Nakamura scored on this day against Manchester United in 2006...

Read Celtic · Nov 21
Read Celtic · Nov 21

Former Man United ace reveals surprising Parkhead incident that left him “fuming”

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has revealed why he was “fuming” after Artur Boruc saved his penalty in Celtic’s famous 1-0 win over United.

Read Celtic · Nov 21
The Celtic Star · Nov 19

Saha Fumes at Man Utd Skipper following Celtic Park Penalty Miss

Louis Saha has opened up about missing a penalty at Celtic Park for Manchester United in the Champions League in 2006...

The Celtic Star · Nov 19

Celtic’s Shunsuke Nakamura Was Pure Magic (VIDEO)

Celtic signed Shunsuke Nakamura back in 2005 from Italian side Reggina, the very talented Japanese Source...

The Celtic Star · Oct 27

Video: Nakamura is still scoring screamers at the age of 41

It’s ten years since Shunsuke Nakamura left Celtic, so you would be forgiven for thinking he might have been long retired by now – think again.

The Celtic Star · Oct 27
Celts Are Here · Oct 27

Video: Shunsuke Nakamura Scores Wonder Goal at 41

Would you believe it’s been ten years since Shunsuke Nakamura left Celtic at the age of 31 and as we sit nearing the end of 2019 the midfielder is still going strong in professional football...

Celts Are Here · Oct 27
Tribal Football · Aug 31

Hearts signing Ryo Meshino inspired by ex-Celtic star Nakamura

Hearts signing Ryo Meshino is drawing inspiration from former Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura.The 21-year-old finally sealed his season-long loan switch from Manchester City yesterday after a two-week red-tape delay.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · Aug 31
67HailHail · Jul 29

29th July: The day Celtic signed two magicians

Celtic announced the signing of two midfield magicians – Stiliyan Petrov and Shunsuke Nakamura – on the 29th of July.

67HailHail · Jul 29
Transfer Tavern · Jul 29

‘One of the top ten players to have played for the club’ – Lots of Celtic fans reminisce over playmaker

If there was ever to be a grand debate of who was the greatest free-kick taker of all-time in football, Celtic fans would find it difficult to pick anyone but Shunsuke Nakamura.

Transfer Tavern · Jul 29
The Celtic Star · Jul 29

‘Same player, same opposition, same result,’ UEFA Celebrates Shunsuke Nakamura

THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Twitter account has today been celebrating the amazing dead-ball skills of the former Celtic Star Shunsuke Nakamura who signed for Celtic on this day in 2005, and apparently his signing was all down to Peter Lawwell...

The Celtic Star · Jul 29

Ex-Celt’s Transfer Move – at 41

FORMER Celtic favourite Shunsuke Nakamura has just completed his latest transfer move – at the age of 41!

Celts Are Here · Jul 11

41-Year-Old Celtic Icon Signs for New Club

One of the finest set piece takers the Scottish Champions have ever seen, Shunsuke Nakamura is still going strong at the age of 41 and has just signed on with Japanese side Yokohama FC!

Celts Are Here · Jul 11

One of our own: In defence of Kieran Tierney

Celtic fans celebrate the good and the great that don the Celtic jersey, but when they are homegrown there is a special place reserved for these Celtic players in the hearts of the Celtic support – be it Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone, Tommy Burns, Paul McStay.

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