Celtic hero Shunsuke Nakamura returning to Celtic Park next Sunday

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The Japanese legend is to be paraded on the Celtic Park pitch at half-time of the game with St Mirren.

There is no doubt that Shunsuke Nakamura was, and still is, a legend at Celtic Park. The Japanese international spent four seasons at the club after leaving Italian side Reggina in 2005.

During that period he became a fan favourite because of his work ethic and brilliance from a dead-ball situation. He of course scored a famous goal against Manchester United in the Champions League back in 2006, which sent the Scottish side through to the Champions League knockout stages.

After a failed attempt to return to hometown club Yokohama F. Marinos in 2009 he spent one season at Spanish side Espanyol before returning to Yokohama to join his beloved club, where he is now club captain.

But Celtic fans will get to see their hero once again next Sunday, as the club have arranged a little Christmas present. Nakamura will be paraded around the pitch at half-time of the game with St Mirren on December 14th, which will of course go down well with the Celtic fans.

He remains an icon at Celtic Park and this will be the first time he has returned to the club since leaving five years ago.

St Mirren won't be pleased to see him however. The last time they did he scored a hat-trick.

Here's hoping Celtic can give Nakamura a win to celebrate.

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