Hidetoshi Nakata

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Remembering Hidetoshi Nakata – Japan's answer to David Beckham

This feature first appeared in the March 2021 issue of FourFourTwo magazine. Subscribe now and get five issues for £5!. A young Hidetoshi Nakata didn’t really watch much football. He did, though, watch Captain Tsubasa: the 1980s manga series beloved by many would-be footballers, from megafan Fernando Torres to Alessandro Del Piero and Andres Iniesta. It lured Nakata into his first kickabout. Asia will remain ever grateful.
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