|Full name||Shu Kurata|
|Date of birth||November 26, 1988|
|Place of birth||Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|2010||→JEF United Chiba (loan)||29||(8)|
|2011||→Cerezo Osaka (loan)||33||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2020 season|
Kurata was born in Takatsuki on November 26, 1988. He joined J1 League club Gamba Osaka from their youth team in 2007. Although he did not play many matches, Gamba won the champions in the 2008 AFC Champions League. In 2010, he moved to J2 League club JEF United Chiba on loan and became a regular player. In 2011, he moved to J1 club Cerezo Osaka. In 2012, he returned to Gamba Osaka. However Gamba was relegated to J2 end of the 2012 season. In 2013, Gamba won the champions and returned to J1 in a year. In 2014, Gamba won all three major title in Japan; J1 League, J.League Cup and Emperor's Cup.
In July 2019, Kurata was selected the Japan national team for 2015 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted against South Korea on August 5. He played 9 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2017.
|Club statistics||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2007||Gamba Osaka||J1 League||6||0||0||0||2||0||-||8||0|
|2010||JEF United Chiba||J2 League||29||8||3||1||-||-||32||9|
|2011||Cerezo Osaka||J1 League||33||10||5||0||1||0||5||1||44||11|
|2012||Gamba Osaka||J1 League||31||7||4||1||2||0||3||1||40||9|
|Japan national team|