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Last season during the Italian championship, an estimated 3000 Japanese spectators were in Italy to watch each of Perugia's home games, many of whom had made a special trip from Tokyo or Osaka just to watch him play.
But despite being voted Asia's "Footballer of the Year" in 19, Nakata has not let all the fame go to his head.
Two of his goals were particularly spectacular: a 25 m shot from a scissors kick against Piacenza and a volley from over 40 m against Udinese.
World Cup participant 1998 (Japan's first appearance at a World Cup final round; eliminated after the group games against Argentina, Croatia, and Jamaica).
Kazuyoshi Miura got his name entered in the record book of Japanese football when he became the first player from his country to get into Italian football.