Jiro Nakamura

Jiro Nakamura

Full name in native alphabet: 中村 仁郎

Country: Japan

Date of birth: 22/08/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Ibaraki, Osaka (Japan)

Height: 167cm

Youth career: Gamba Osaka

Current club: Gamba Osaka

Squad number: 41

Current national team: Japan U-23

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: SEG

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Bernardo Silva


– pace 

– acceleration 

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– flair 

– agility 

– creativity 

– passing 

– first touch 

– long shots 


– slim build, doesn’t feel comfortable in contact situations

– defensive contribution

Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– has all the qualities to play as an advanced playmaker as well

– great agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– creative player with very good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– likes to dribble

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball

– above-average passing and playmaking skills

– possesses powerful mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– constantly changes up his movements which never allows the defenders to read where he is going

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement, and close control

– great ball control in limited spaces

– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– excellent ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

Nakamura enters the penalty area and provides an assist with a sublime pass.
Nakamura cuts inside, loses his marker, and scores with a beautiful curling shot.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 21 February 2022):

J3 League 2019: 17 games/3 goals (Gamba U-23)

J3 League 2020: 15 games/2 goals (Gamba U-23)

J1 League 2020: 1 game/0 goals (Gamba)

J1 League 2021: 1 game/0 goals (Gamba)


Jiro Nakamura is a product of Gamba Osaka youth academy – his hometown club. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Japan. After impressing for Gamba U-23, he made his first-team debut on 19 December 2020 in a J1 League fixture against Shimizu S-Pulse.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European club.




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