Nakamura is new F. Marinos captain

YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) Yokohama F. Marinos on Tuesday named former Japan international midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura as the team’s captain for the upcoming season.

“With everyone’s cooperation I will make a big effort so that when it comes to the end of the season people hopefully will think I was the right person for the captain’s job,” Nakamura said in a club statement.

The 32-year-old playmaker, who brought his international career to a close after the World Cup in South Africa last summer, rejoined Yokohama last year after several seasons in Europe with Reggina, Celtic and Espanyol.