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 is a Japanesemarker football. He is a versatile defender who is currently attached to J. League side FC Tokyo.


Nagatomo was educated at and played for Saijo Kita Junior High School and Higashi Fukuoka High School. He decided to continue his study and football at Meiji University as he caught no scouts' eyes at his high school days. It wasn't until he was converted to a right full-back in 2006 that he started to distinguish himself. He was chosen as a member of the All Japan University XI and represented Japan for the 2007 Universiade held in Bangkokmarker.

In 2007, Nagatomo was chosen as one of the Designated Players for Development by J. League and JFA. With this status, he was able to register as a J. League club player while he was still eligible to play for his university. He played one J. League Cup game for F.C. Tokyo that season. He also played for Japan's U-22 team in the Olympic Games qualfiers.

Nagatomo officially signed with F.C. Tokyo in 2008 as he continued to study at Meiji. He earned his first international cap on May 24, 2008 in a friendly against Côte d'Ivoire.

He is a member of the Japan team for the 2008 Summer Olympics finals.

On November 13, 2008 Nagatomo scored his first international goal in a friendly against Syria.

September 2009, Nagatomo is linked with a move to Glasgowmarker giants Celtic FC. Interest is said to arisen from the recommendation of ex Celtic FC star Shunsuke Nakamura. It is believe an offer in the region of 1.5-2 million will be enough to secure the signature of the rising star.

Club Career Stats

Last update: 17 October 2009

National Team Stats

Last update: 14 October 2009

Appearances in major competitions

Goals for Senior National Team


F.C. Tokyo

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2007 F.C. Tokyo J. League Division 1 0 0 - 1 0 1 0
2008 29 3 3 0 3 0 35 3
2009 27 1 0 0 3 1 30 2
Team Record
2008 Olympics qualification U-22 1 0 0 Qualified
2008 Summer Olympics U-23 2 0 0 Round 1
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 6 0 0 Qualified
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 2 0 1
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. November 13, 2008 Kobe, Japanmarker 3-1 Won Friendly
2. May 31, 2009 Tokyomarker, Japanmarker 4-0 Won Friendly
3. October 8, 2009 Shizuoka, Japanmarker 6-0 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification

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