Position : Centre back
DOB : 17 Oct 1985
Height : 1.78m
Weight : 74kg
Nickname : Nagi
Having picked up U-20 caps for Japan, Nagira hasn’t really progressed into the player he could have as a full age player.
He is an aggressive, tough tackling centre-back, but doesn’t really have the mobility to deal with fast strikers nor the physique to deal with tall target man strikers.
Had 7 seasons at Avispa but saw his opportunities limited in 2010 as Daiki and Makoto remained solid, with Miyaji being seen as an alternative backup central defender. When he did get chances he looked short on match fitness and cramped up after 70-80 minutes in each of his games.
Probably unlucky to be released he was quickly picked up by FC Tokyo and will probably enjoy another promotion season as a backup defender.