Official Adidas JFA Japan World Cup Hidetoshi Nakata Jersey 2006
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Hidetoshi Nakata is a Japanese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest Japanese players of all time.
Hidetoshi Nakata is widely considered one of the greatest Japanese football players of all time due to his exceptional abilities on the pitch. As a midfielder, he possessed a silky touch, sublime vision, and an eye for goal. Nakata played for some of the world's most renowned clubs, including Perugia, Roma, Parma, Fiorentina, and Bologna. He also represented Japan in three World Cups, becoming a national icon in the process.
Nakata began his professional career with Bellmare Hiratsuka in 1995. He quickly established himself as one of Japan's most exciting young players, attracting the attention of European clubs. In 1998, he joined Perugia in Serie A, becoming the first Japanese player to sign for a top European club.
Nakata made an immediate impact in Italy, earning a reputation as one of the league's most popular players. He was known for his elegant style of play and his ability to score spectacular goals. He won the Scudetto in his first season with Roma in 2001 and also played for Parma, Fiorentina, and Bologna before retiring in 2006 at the age of 29.
Nakata was a significant player for the Japanese national team, earning 77 caps and scoring 11 goals after making his debut in 1997. He represented Japan at the 1998, 2002, and 2006 World Cups, and he is widely considered one of the greatest Japanese players to ever play in the tournament.
Nakata's retirement in 2006 came as a surprise to the football world. Despite still being one of the best players in the world at the time, he had lost his passion for the game and wanted to pursue other interests.
Nakata's career was brief but remarkable. He was a trailblazer for Japanese football, paving the way for other Japanese players to succeed in Europe. Nakata was also a global icon, adored by fans all over the world.
This jersey has been sitting in storage for quite a while and has never been worn. The jersey is in excellent condition!
Size: USA L
Condition: Retro New
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