Shunsuke Nakamura

Read all the news about Celtic hero Shunsuke Nakamura. Shunsuke Nakamura was born in Yokohama on 24 June 1978 (age 40).

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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SPFL TV · Jun 18

Scottish Football Hotshots – Shunsuke Nakamura

Japanese football legend Shunsuke Nakamura became a hit at Celtic Park, wowing fans with his sublime technical abilities and pinpoint free-kick accuracy.

SPFL TV · Jun 18

World Cup Watch: Thomas Rogic

Next in our World Cup Watch previews, it’s the guy you all think is this current Celtic team’s Nakamura, the bold Thomas ‘Tom’ Rogic.

Celts Are Here · May 24

Former Celtic Hero Still Going Strong at Nearly 40

SHUNSUKE NAKAMURA may be set to turn 40 this month, but the former Celtic player is rolling back the years with Japanese side Júbilo Iwata.

Celts Are Here · May 24

‘It’s a blur’ – Kieran Tierney reveals one of his biggest Celtic v Rangers memories

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has admitted that he would love to emulate the wondergoal scored by Shinsuke Nakamura against Rangers for the Hoops ten years ago...

Daily Record · Apr 26

Kieran Tierney recalls Celtic hero Nakamura’s derby stunner as he targets first goal against Rangers

The full-back grew up idolising the Japanese playmaker and wants to follow in his footsteps with a wonder-strike against Rangers...

Daily Record · Apr 26
Daily Mail · Apr 26

Celtic starlet Tierney out to emulate Nakamura’s thunderbolt

As a young Celtic fan harbouring childhood footballing ambitions, Kieran Tierney spent hour after hour trying to emulate Shunsuke Nakamura’s most memorable long-range goal...

Daily Mail · Apr 26
Celts Are Here · Apr 13

WATCH – Former Celtic Hero Joins Dortmund Star For Kick About

SHUNSUKE NAKAMURA and Shinji Kagawa go0t together for a little training session for Adidas football where the pair talked through how they played the beautiful game...

Celts Are Here · Apr 13

Scott Brown Posts Hilarious Photo

SCOTT BROWN has posted a photo of himself, Shunsuke Nakamura and Garry Pendry from early in his Celtic career when all three were picking up awards...

VideoCelts · Mar 21

PICTURE: When starstruck KT met the King

Social media has provided a diary of the defender’s development from ballboy to treble winner with details provided from the side of an angry Celtic Da at Hampden through to featuring in a Japanese documentary about Shunsuke Nakamura...

VideoCelts · Mar 21
Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017

Keiran Tierney as Scotland captain surely just a taste of things to come?

At the age of 11, Kieran Tierney was just another young hopeful at Celtic, caught on film in wide-eyed wonder as Shunsuke Nakamura handed him a pair of boots on the Parkhead bench...

Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017
Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney as Scotland captain surely just a taste of things to come?

At the age of 11, Kieran Tierney was just another young hopeful at Celtic, caught on film in wide-eyed wonder as Shunsuke Nakamura handed him a pair of boots on the Parkhead bench...

Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017
Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney as Scotland captain surely just a taste of things to come?

At the age of 11, Kieran Tierney was just another young hopeful at Celtic, caught on film in wide-eyed wonder as Shunsuke Nakamura handed him a pair of boots on the Parkhead bench...

Herald Scotland · Nov 10, 2017
Daily Mail · Nov 3, 2017

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney from boot boy to wonder kid

There’s a golden piece of footage featuring a group of Celtic kids perched on the home bench at Parkhead who are utterly hypnotised by the mere presence of Shunsuke Nakamura...

Daily Mail · Nov 3, 2017
Glasgow is Green Podcast · Aug 29, 2017

GIG Episode 53 – FLASHBACK: Celtic V Spartak Moscow 2007.

It’s the second in the FLASHBACK series, and this time we’re covering Celtic progressing to the Champions League after beating Spartak Moscow on penalties after a pulsating tie that had just about everything, including two missed penalties, a red card, a rammy between our players and Nakamura having a Sebo of a performance!

Glasgow is Green Podcast · Aug 29, 2017
Daily Record · Jul 11, 2017

Celtic need the next Shunsuke Nakamura to take Brendan Rodgers’ Invincibles to the next level

Former Parkhead favourite Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink reckons it will require a long-term philosophy and that elusive X-Factor ingredient if they’re to succeed against the big hitters...

Daily Record · Jul 11, 2017
Not The View · Jun 24

The Zen of Nakamura

誕生日おめでとう中村俊介 Happy birthday Shunsuke Nakamura, our erstwhile legend of the free-kick...

Not The View · Jun 24

‘I Want to Be a Rocket Man – Just Like Nakamura,’ KT

KIERAN TIERNEY would dearly love to copy his idol Shunsuke Nakamura and thunder in a pulverising long-range drive in a Glasgow derby...

VideoCelts · Jan 17

Rodgers on the search for a Nakamura or Moravcik

“We’ve been unfortunate really with injuries that we’ve had this year and it’s taken a little bit of the creativity away from our squad with the unavailability of players for a period of time...

VideoCelts · Jan 17
Celts Are Here · Oct 14, 2017

Watch 39-Year-Old Nakamura Score Direct from a Corner

He may be 39-Years-old but the lad still has the vison and the ability to score from anywhere on the pitch...

Celts Are Here · Oct 14, 2017
The Celtic Star · Jun 24

Jim Craig: Shunpike Nakamura, the King of Japan

Packy Bonner won his 75th cap as Ireland lost 1-2 to Mexico in Orlando in the World Cup finals in the United States on this day in 1994...

The Celtic Star · Jun 24
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