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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67HailHail · Jun 20

“Snakes and ladders?” – some Celtic fans react as despised figure makes shock return

Celtic fans haven’t been too happy to find out that former manager Brendan Rodgers has been included in a new club product.

67HailHail · Jun 20
67HailHail · Jun 19

Celtic fans won’t be happy as vilified figure makes shock appearance

Celtic fans may not be too enthused when they find out that former manager Brendan Rodgers has been included in a new club product.

67HailHail · Jun 19
The Celtic Star · Apr 22

The day Nakamura won the league at Rugby Park!

IT was tense, very tense as Shunsuke Nakamura prepared to take the free kick for Celtic down at Rugby Park on this day in 2007.

The Celtic Star · Apr 22
Celts Are Here · Apr 18

Belter – Ibrox Bound Star Told to ‘Enjoy Watching 10-in-a-row’

A bizarre spat between Ibrox bound Kilmarnock player Jordan Jones and former Partick Thistle player and Celtic fan Jai Quitongo after Jones declared Park Ji Sung was the ‘greatest ever Asian footballer’...

Celts Are Here · Apr 18
The Celtic Star · Feb 28

Celtic on This Day – A hat-trick from Nakamura, two from Broony

ON THIS DAY in 2009 Celtic thrashed St Mirren in the SPL by seven goals to nil at Celtic Park then managed to go out of the Scottish Cup to the Buddies shortly afterwards, losing by 1-0 in Paisley...

The Celtic Star · Feb 28

Celtic win the league at Rugby Park. Again!

Another late show at Rugby Pugby. Even the most cautious Celtic fan will be able to admit that eight in a row is all but confirmed after yesterday’s eventual win at Rugby Park.

Nakamura free kick master | celtic player | celtic legend

Keith from cmon the hoops celtic talking about the man from Japan nakamura amazing career great moments such as goals against Man utd, rangers...

Celts Are Here · Jan 10

Celtic Striker Stuns Inter, Rodgers Backroom Staff Shake-Up and Nakamura Signs New Deal!

You would think with no football to be talked about there would be very little going on while Celtic are away in Dubai, but it’s quite the opposite...

Celts Are Here · Jan 10
The Celtic Star · Jan 10

Samaras, Nakamura and ‘Big Mick’ McManus Latest

THREE FORMER CELTIC stars are in the news at the moment with one signing a new contract to continue playing despite being in his forties, another looking at coming out of retirement to play in Italy’s Serie A and the third rumoured to be on his way back to Paradise!

The Celtic Star · Jan 10
Celts Are Here · Jan 10

Amazing: 40-Year-Old Former Celtic Hero Lands New Contract with Club Side

It seems like a long time ago since he was wearing those famous hoops and even then it looked like his career was winding down.

Celts Are Here · Jan 10
The Scotsman · Dec 7, 2018

Ex-Celtic ace Shunsuke Nakamura facing heartbreaking end to playing career

Celtic legend Shunsuke Nakamura could call time on his playing career this Saturday – if current side Jubilo Iwata are relegated to the Japanese second tier...

The Scotsman · Dec 7, 2018
BT Sport · Nov 21, 2018

Celtic 1-0 Man Utd (2006) | One of the great Champions League nights in Paradise

Celtic beat Manchester United thanks to a stunning Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick and an Artur Boruc save from the penalty spot, as the Bhoys booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League...

BT Sport · Nov 21, 2018
These Football Times · Nov 9, 2018

How the devilishly talented Shunsuke Nakamura became a Celtic legend

Despite its relative success, it’s fair to say that Celtic fans don’t look back as fondly on Gordon Strachan’s stint as manager as they do on Martin O’Neill’s five-year tenure.

These Football Times · Nov 9, 2018
Indy Celts · Oct 8, 2018

Walker, Nicholas, Commons, the anti Celtic click bait that sells papers by the 1000

Firstly, I loved Kirs Commons as a player, he was one of my true idols and man in my top 20 Celts which includes Larsson, Mjallby, Boyd, Jackie, Lenny, Skippy, Big Jan, Naka, Boruc, Fraser, Hooper and Broony, look at those names, look at that company...

Indy Celts · Oct 8, 2018
The HomeBhoys · Jan 17

HomeBhoys #265 – Back in the Saddle!

This week Joe and Scott conduct transfer business (speculation and waffle) and look at the movements during the break before Harper calls in and interrupts, then the lads go all over the place ending with a Naka appreciation buzz...

The HomeBhoys · Jan 17
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 25, 2018

Riding the rollercoaster

When was it for you? You know, that moment when you thought ‘Wow! This is my team and it always will be!’ Sometimes you feel it as a boy when your old man or older brothers drag you along and you go just to see what the fuss is all about.

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Aug 25, 2018
Not The View · Jun 24, 2018

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, 2018
The Celtic Star · Jun 24, 2018

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, 2018
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