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Shunsuke Nakamura

2010-05-13 17:04
Age: 31
Position: Midfield
Club: Espanyol

Japan's most recognisable player since Hidetoshi Nakata's retirement after the 2006 World Cup, Nakamura is a former Scottish footballer of the year and a real threat from set pieces.

Former coach Philippe Troussier's decision to drop him from his 2002 World Cup squad triggered a national outcry but he was unable to help a poor Japan side at the 2006 finals in Germany under Brazilian Zico.

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