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 · 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.

Read Celtic · Jun 27

Vote: Which former Celtic midfielder would you have back in their prime?

Over the years, there have been some phenomenal midfielders who have worn the green and white hoops of Glasgow.

Read Celtic · Jun 27
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

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.

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
SPFL TV · Jun 18, 2018

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, 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
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