Last Updated: 05 Sep, 2023 | Views: 250
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Football player
Famous For: Japanese National Team And Fc Tokyo Full Back
Yuto Nagatomo is a well-known Japanese professional footballer born in Japan. Japanese full-back Yuto Nagatomo plays for FC Tokyo and his country's national squad. Nagatomo, a graduate of Meiji University, turned professional with FC Tokyo in 2007. He quickly rose to the first-choice position and was selected to play for the Japanese national football team. And over ten years of his playing career were spent in Europe, and it all started in 2010 when he joined Cesena. Aside from Inter Milan, where he spent seven years playing and made over 200 appearances. Overall, he also enjoyed great runs with Galatasaray and Olympique Marseille. Later, he would return to FC Tokyo, where he had started.
Nagatomowas received a special award from the AFC in 2013 for being the Asian International Player of the Year.
In 2008, Nagatomo formally contracted with FC Tokyo while remaining a Meiji employee. But as a Special Designated Youth Player.
In 2018, Nagatomo signed a loan deal with Turkish club Galatasaray for the remainder of the 2017–18 season. The contract became legally binding in 2018.
In 2020, Nagatomo made a free transfer to Ligue 1 team Marseille. Nagatomo made his club debut in 2020 in a 1-1 league draw with Lille.
Achievements and Awards:
Nagatomo took part in the J.League Cup. Nagatomo played 84 times for FC Tokyo during his four years there.
With 136 appearances, Nagatomo has earned 102 caps for Japan, second only to Yasuhito End (including four goals).
Yuto Nagatomo has had 49 appearances and three goals since 2008 and has been named up to play for Japan's national team.