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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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249 81
Shinji Kagawa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Kagawa Midfielder

2
232 84
Keisuke Honda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Keisuke Honda Midfielder

3
145 42
Shunsuke Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shunsuke Nakamura Midfielder

4
162 54
Hidetoshi Nakata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hidetoshi Nakata Midfielder

5
115 47
Shinji Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Okazaki Forward, Midfielder

6
62 27
Shinji Ono is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Shinji Ono Midfielder

7
76 40
Makoto Hasebe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Makoto Hasebe Defender, Midfielder

8
62 34
Yasuhito Endō is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yasuhito Endō Midfielder

9
56 30
Yuto Nagatomo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuto Nagatomo Defender

10
62 39
Atsuto Uchida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Atsuto Uchida Defender

11
42 26
Junichi Inamoto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Junichi Inamoto Midfielder

12
41 26
Daisuke Matsui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daisuke Matsui Midfielder

13
32 18
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

14
25 15
Yuji Nakazawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuji Nakazawa Defender

The Best Soccer Players of All Time

15
25 16
Kengo Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kengo Nakamura Midfielder

16
19 11
Kunishige Kamamoto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

17
17 10
Naoki Matsuda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Naoki Matsuda Defender

18
30 24
Hajime Hosogai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hajime Hosogai Defender, Midfielder

19
27 21
Yuki Abe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yuki Abe Defender, Midfielder

20
22 16
Yoshito Ōkubo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yoshito Ōkubo Forward

21
18 12
Seiichiro Maki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Seiichiro Maki Forward

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22
16 10
Ryoichi Maeda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Ryoichi Maeda Forward

23
15 9
Naohiro Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Naohiro Ishikawa Midfielder

24
11 6
Akinori Nishizawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

25
11 6
Yūichi Komano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Yūichi Komano Defender, Midfielder

26
14 10
Takuya Takagi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takuya Takagi Forward

27
13 9
Akira Narahashi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Akira Narahashi Defender

28
28 25
Takashi Usami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takashi Usami Forward, Midfielder

The Hottest Female Swimmers

29
11 7
Kōji Morisaki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kōji Morisaki Midfielder

30
10 6
Daiki Takamatsu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daiki Takamatsu Forward

31
18 15
Dido Havenaar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Dido Havenaar Goalkeeper

32
18 15
Seigo Narazaki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Seigo Narazaki Goalkeeper

33
14 11
Akira Kaji is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Akira Kaji Defender

34
14 11
Paris Nakajima-Farran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

35
11 8
Toshihiro Hattori is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Toshihiro Hattori Defender, Midfielder

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36
9 6
Takashi Hirano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takashi Hirano Defender, Midfielder

37
8 5
Kazuhiro Murakami is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kazuhiro Murakami Midfielder

38
8 5
Kazuo Honma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kazuo Honma Forward

39
18 16
Hideo Hashimoto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Hideo Hashimoto Midfielder

40
16 14
Aria Jasuru Hasegawa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

41
26 25
Michihiro Yasuda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Michihiro Yasuda Defender, Midfielder

42
15 13
Akihiro Endō is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

43
12 10
Atsushi Yanagisawa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

44
12 10
Sōta Hirayama is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Sōta Hirayama Forward

45
11 9
Takuya Yamada is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Takuya Yamada Defender, Midfielder

46
11 9
Naohiro Takahara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan

47
9 7
Kawanga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
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48
9 7
Norihiro Nishi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Norihiro Nishi Midfielder

49
15 14
Kisho Yano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Kisho Yano Forward

50
6 4
Daisuke Sakata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Japan
Daisuke Sakata Forward