Former Celtic great Shensuke Nakamura ‘retires’ THIRTEEN years after leaving Glasgow as 44-year-old hangs up his shoes with J-League promotion for Yokohama FC
- Shensuk Nakamura is ready to announce that he will retire from football at age 44
- The Japanese star spent a memorable four years with Celtic from 2005
- Nakamura will end his career by securing Yokohama’s promotion to the highest level
Celtic icon Shunsuke Nakamura is ready to hang up his boots, 13 years after he left the Glasgow giants.
The midfielder, now 44 years old, incredibly still practices his profession with Japan’s Yokohama FC, but according to the Japanese times will draw the curtain over his career at the end of their season.
That campaign comes to an end this weekend and Nakamura will bow in style after helping to promote his team to the J1 League.
Japanese star Shensuke Nakamura retires from football after 26-year career
Nakamura spent four memorable years at Celtic, where he won three Scottish titles
Nakamura was signed by Gordon Strachan in 2005 and moved to Celtic in a £2.5 million deal from Italian side Reggina.
In four seasons, the Japanese star won three SPL titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups, making 166 appearances for the club and scoring 34 goals.
The Japan international was known for his determination, scoring two memorable free kicks for the Glasgow club in the Champions League against Manchester United.
Nakamura signed for Celtic in 2005 in a £2.5m deal from Reggina and played 166 times
Fans will remember Nakamura’s memorable Champions League free kicks against Man Utd . to remind
After leaving Celtic in 2009, Nakamura moved to Espanyol before returning to Yokohama Mariners and later Jubilo Iwata in the J1 League.
During a 26-year career, he earned 98 caps for Japan, scored 24 goals and was part of the national team at the 2006 World Cup.
Nakamura made another attempt as an international in 2010 and is now ending his domestic career with Yokohama FC, the club he signed for in 2019.