Who is Japan football player Keito Nakamura, bio, age, height, family, father, wife, position and kit number

Who is Japan football player Keito Nakamura, bio, age, height, family, father, wife, position and kit number

Here is all you need to know about Japanese footballer Keito Nakamura including his age, career, bio, father, wife, records and more 

Keito Nakamura, a young player from Japan, is gaining popularity among fans and commentators as the Asian Cup 2023 goes on.

Who is Japan football player Keito Nakamura, bio, age, height, family, father, wife, position, stats and kit number

Japan were trying for their fifth title at the tournament however, it didn’t last long. After captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh converted a penalty in stoppage time at Education City Stadium on Saturday, Iran defeated four-time champion Japan 2-1 in their Asian Cup quarterfinal match.

Who is Keito Nakamura?

Keito Nakamura is a professional football player from Japan who plays for both the Japan national team and the Ligue 1 club Reims. The 23-year-old was born on July 28, 2000 and stands 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) tall.

He was born in Abiko, positioned around 30 kilometers from Chiba city and within 30 to 40 kilometers from the heart of Tokyo, Japan’s capital but the names of his parents aren’t known. He is single and unmarried.

Born: 28 July 2000 (age 23 years), Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Current teams: Japan national football team (#13 / Forward), Stade de Reims (#17 / Forward)
Dates joined: 11 August 2021 (LASK), 2019 (FC Twente)
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)


A look at Keito Nakamura’s career

Nakamura left Mitsubishi Yowa of the Kantō Soccer League to join Gamba Osaka prior to the 2018 J1 League season.

In a 3–2 home loss to Nagoya Grampus on February 24, 2018, he made his senior debut at the age of 17. He came on in the 69th minute to replace Hwang Ui-jo, and ten minutes later, he crossed for Shun Nagasawa to go home and tie the score at two.

In February 2021, Nakamura was loaned to FC Juniors OÖ, a 2. Liga (Austria) team. He committed to the Austrian club LASK for three years on August 11, 2021. He was permanently moved to Stade Reims of France’s Ligue 1 league, it was confirmed on August 10, 2023.

On August 12, he made his Ligue 1 debut against Olympique de Marseille after coming on as a substitute in the fifteenth minute of the second half. On September 26, he scored his first goal in the Ligue 1 Round 6 victory over Lille OSC.


Talking about his international career, Nakamura has represented Japan at the Under-15, Under-16, and Under-17 levels. He competed in the AFC Under-16 Championship in 2016 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, where Japan fell to England in the round of 16. Nakamura scored four goals in four games.

The Japanese youngster scored two goals on September 12, the day he made his national team debut.

Keito Nakamura’s style of play

Keito Nakamura can play both, as a left winger and a forward.


Keito Nakamura current transfer market value, salary

Keito Nakamura’s current transfer market value is 80 crore as per Transfer Market. 

Nakamura’s contract with Reims (Ligue 1) expires on June 30, 2028, with 5 years and €4,500,000 in gross salary remaining. Without bonuses, his gross basic income for the 2023–2024 season will be €900,000. That works out to €17,308 per week, as per Capology.