The Best Soccer Players from Japan

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Who are the best football players from Japan? This list includes the greatest soccer players born in Japan or who played on the Japanese national football team. While Japan's men's national team has a long and storied history of producing top international talent, fans of the Samurai Blue have been waiting for Japan to capture international glory. So, who are the best footballers from Japan? Who is the best Japanese soccer player of all time?

Some of the best Japanese soccer players include national legends like Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa and Masami Ihara. There are also current Japan football stars such as Maya Yoshida, Takumi Minamino, and Takefusa Kubo, who are making an impact across the globe. 

Vote up the best soccer players from the Japan, and help decide who is the greatest Japanese footballer of all time!

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  • Hidetoshi Nakata
    1
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Shunsuke Nakamura
    2
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Keisuke Honda
    3
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Shinji Kagawa
    4
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Shinji Okazaki
    5
    Forward, Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Shinji Ono
    6
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Yuto Nagatomo
    7
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Yasuhito Endō
    8
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Makoto Hasebe
    9
    Defensive midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Atsuto Uchida
    10
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
    11
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Takehiro Tomiyasu
    12
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Takefusa Kubo
    13
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Takumi Minamino
    14
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Hiroshi Nanami
    15
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Yuji Nakazawa
    16
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Daisuke Matsui
    17
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Junya Ito
    18
    Winger
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Kazuyoshi Miura
    19
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Mitsuo Ogasawara
    20
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Ryuzo Morioka
    21
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Junichi Inamoto
    22
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
    23
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Kunishige Kamamoto
    24
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Kengo Nakamura
    25
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Japan