Shunsuke Nakamura

Celtic hero 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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Video – Shunsuke Nakamura hits the target with a rugby ball

WATCH CELTIC legend Shunsuke Nakamura’s latest dead-ball special – this time he’s managed to hit the target with a rugby ball when appearing on a variety show on television in Japan last night...

Transfer Tavern · Nov 22, 2019

‘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...

67HailHail · Nov 21, 2019

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.

Read Celtic · Nov 21, 2019

‘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...

Daily Record · Nov 21, 2019

Shunsuke Nakamura and the iconic Celtic moment that sparked the most ferocious Fergie hairdryer in history

Thirteen years ago to the day, the Japanese star scored one of his iconic goals – here’s how it all happened...

Read Celtic · Nov 21, 2019

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.

The Celtic Star · Nov 19, 2019

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...

Celtic Now & Forever · Nov 14, 2019

Celtic’s Shunsuke Nakamura Was Pure Magic (VIDEO)

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

67HailHail · Oct 28, 2019

Watch: Celtic fan-favourite is at it again with another stunning moment

Celtic icon Shunsuke Nakamura clearly hasn’t lost his golden touch in his veteran years.

Daily Record · Oct 27, 2019

Shunsuke Nakamura conjures old Celtic magic as he hits screamer for Yokohama at age of 41

Veteran midfielder opened the scoring for his side against Tokyo Verdy on Sunday...

The Celtic Star · Oct 27, 2019

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.

Celts Are Here · Oct 27, 2019

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...

Tribal Football · Aug 31, 2019

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...

Daily Record · Aug 31, 2019

Ryo Meshino reveals Shunsuke Nakamura inspiration as Hearts new boy looks to shine in Scotland

The Manchester City loanee is looking to emulate the former Celtic star during his stay in Scotland...

67HailHail · Jul 29, 2019

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.

Transfer Tavern · Jul 29, 2019

‘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.

The Celtic Star · Jul 29, 2019

‘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...

Evening Times · Jul 12, 2019

Ex-Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura joins new club | Ryan Kent included in Liverpool squad

All the latest news and gossip from around the SPFL...

Daily Mail · Jul 11, 2019

Yokohama FC sign old Bhoy Shunsuke Nakamura to play alongside even older boy Kazuyoshi Miura

Former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura has joined Japanese outfit Yokohama FC at the age of 41...

Football Scotland · Jul 11, 2019

Former Celtic legend Shunsuke Nakamura signs for new club at 41

The free-kick specialist isn’t quite ready to hang up his boots just yet...

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