Player Details


Issey Nakajima-Farran


5' 10"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

5.14.1984 (37)


Calgary, AB Canada


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Traded from Toronto in exchange for Collen Warner on May 16, 2014.

2014: Signed by Toronto on March 28.

PROFESSIONAL: Began his career in Japan in 2003 and has since played in Singapore, Denmark, Australia and Cyprus … Named S.League Young Player of the Year in 2005, when he played for Albirex Singapore … Moved to Danish club Vejle in 2006 and helped the club earn promotion to the Danish Superliga … Transferred to Nordsjælland in 2007 and played in UEFA Cup qualifying matches … Returned to the Danish second division when he transferred to Horsens in 2009 and helped the club earn promotion back to the Superliga … After leaving Horsens in the summer of 2011, signed for Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League … Moved to AEK Larnaca in Cyprus for the 2012-13 season but was loaned to Alki Larnaca in the spring of 2013.

INTERNATIONAL: Canada international (27 caps, 1 goal) … Part of Canadian roster for three Gold Cup tournaments (2007, 2009, 2013) and was an alternate in 2011 …Made six appearances for Canada in 2013, including two games at the CONCACAF Gold Cup … Made just one international appearance in 2011-12, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win against Belarus on March 29, 2011, in a match played in Turkey … Scored first international goal on June 15, 2008 in a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win at St. Vincent & the Grenadines, one of four World Cup qualifiers in which he appeared that year … Made three appearances in Canada's run to the semifinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, coming on as a substitute in the controversial 2-1 loss to the United States … Made international debut on November 12, 2006.

PERSONAL: Holds dual Canadian and British citizenship … Father, an English national, was born in Zimbabwe … His mother is from Japan, where the family spent large parts of Issey's childhood … Brother, Paris, was born in Japan and is also a professional soccer player who has represented Canada at youth levels.



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