soccer players The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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List of the best soccer players from Japan. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Japan, along with photos when available. This list of best Japanese soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Japanese soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing has a variety of players, like Ryuki Kozawa and Seigo Narazaki, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Japanese footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Japanese soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Japan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Japanese soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Shinji Kagawa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Kagawa Midfielder

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Keisuke Honda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Keisuke Honda Midfielder

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Shunsuke Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shunsuke Nakamura Midfielder

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Hidetoshi Nakata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hidetoshi Nakata Midfielder

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Shinji Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Okazaki Forward, Midfielder

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Makoto Hasebe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Makoto Hasebe Defender, Midfielder

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Atsuto Uchida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Atsuto Uchida Defender

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Yasuhito Endō is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yasuhito Endō Midfielder

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Yuto Nagatomo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuto Nagatomo Defender

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Shinji Ono is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Ono Midfielder

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Daisuke Matsui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daisuke Matsui Midfielder

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Junichi Inamoto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Junichi Inamoto Midfielder

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Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Takashi Usami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takashi Usami Forward, Midfielder

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Kunishige Kamamoto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Hajime Hosogai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hajime Hosogai Defender, Midfielder

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Yuji Nakazawa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuji Nakazawa Defender

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Kengo Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kengo Nakamura Midfielder

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Seiichiro Maki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Seiichiro Maki Forward

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Ryoichi Maeda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Ryoichi Maeda Forward

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Naoki Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Naoki Matsuda Defender

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Naohiro Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Naohiro Ishikawa Midfielder

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Naohiro Takahara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Yoshito Ōkubo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yoshito Ōkubo Forward

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Kisho Yano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kisho Yano Forward

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Akira Kaji is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Akira Kaji Defender

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Takuya Takagi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takuya Takagi Forward

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Toshihiro Hattori is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Toshihiro Hattori Defender, Midfielder

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Akira Narahashi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Akira Narahashi Defender

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Kōji Morisaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kōji Morisaki Midfielder

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Akinori Nishizawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Yūichi Komano is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yūichi Komano Defender, Midfielder

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Takashi Hirano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takashi Hirano Defender, Midfielder

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Daiki Takamatsu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daiki Takamatsu Forward

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Yuki Abe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuki Abe Defender, Midfielder

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Seigo Narazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Seigo Narazaki Goalkeeper

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Paris Nakajima-Farran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Kazuo Honma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kazuo Honma Forward

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Kazuhiro Murakami is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kazuhiro Murakami Midfielder

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An Young-Hak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
An Young-Hak Midfielder

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Hideo Hashimoto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hideo Hashimoto Midfielder

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Dido Havenaar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Dido Havenaar Goalkeeper

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Akihiro Endō is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Yasuyuki Konno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yasuyuki Konno Defender, Midfielder

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Ademir Santos is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Ademir Santos Midfielder

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Sōta Hirayama is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Sōta Hirayama Forward

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Kawanga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kawanga

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Kazunori Iio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kazunori Iio Forward

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Daisuke Sakata is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daisuke Sakata Forward

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Issey Nakajima-Farran is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Issey Nakajima-Farran Forward, Midfielder