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Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu naɡaˈmuɾɐ]; born March 2, 1983) is a retired Brazilian footballer, and current manager of United Soccer League side, Swope Park Rangers.

Paulo Nagamura
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Personal information
Full name Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura
Date of birth (1983-03-02) March 2, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1994–2001 São Paulo
2001–2004 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 54 (0)
2007 Toronto FC 4 (0)
2007–2009 Chivas USA 73 (8)
2010 Tigres 14 (0)
2010–2011 Chivas USA 26 (1)
2012–2016 Sporting Kansas City 95 (6)
2016Swope Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
Total 267 (15)
Teams managed
2017 Swope Park Rangers (assistant)
2018– Swope Park Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 18, 2016

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CareerEdit

YouthEdit

Born in São Paulo, Nagamura came up through the system of hometown club São Paulo. In 2001, he was sold to English powerhouse Arsenal, and played with the club's youth and reserve sides through 2004, helping them to the English U-19 championship, scoring a goal in the final against Liverpool. He also scored in a pre-season friendly for Arsenal against Stevenage in 2002.[1]

 
Paulo Nagamura, in blue, defends against three Houston Dynamo players, in orange, at Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas, on July 7, 2012

ProfessionalEdit

He signed with Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in March 2005 and became a starter in the team's midfield. While with the Galaxy, he won the MLS Cup and the US Open Cup, both in 2005.

Nagamura was selected by Toronto FC in the 2006 MLS Expansion Draft but was traded in May 2007 to Chivas USA in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[2] In January 2010, he moved to Tigres de la UANL but returned to Chivas USA in June.

In November 2011, he was traded to Sporting Kansas City for a 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft pick.[3] He retired after the 2016 season and joined the club's reserve team coaching staff.

PersonalEdit

Nagamura holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[4]

HonorsEdit

ArsenalEdit

Los Angeles GalaxyEdit

Sporting Kansas CityEdit

StatisticsEdit

Season Club Country Competition Apps. Goals
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy   United States Major League Soccer 25 0
2006 29 0
2007 Toronto FC   Canada 4 0
Chivas USA   United States 23 2
2008 24 2
2009 27 4
2010 Tigres   Mexico Primera División de México 14 0
Chivas USA   United States Major League Soccer 15 1
2011 11 0
2012 Sporting Kansas City 27 1
2013 17 0
2014 21 2
2015 21 3
2016 6 0
Total Last updated November 15, 2016 266 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arsenal thrash Stevenage". BBC. July 18, 2002. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Chivas USA acquires Brazilian midfielder Paulo Nagamura in trade with Toronto FC". www.mlssoccer.com. January 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Chivas USA Deal Nagamura to Sporting KC". Chivas USA Deal Nagamura to Sporting KC. mlssoccer.com.
  4. ^ Steve Brisendine (February 3, 2012). "Sporting seek to free up international spots with sight on green cards | Sporting Kansas City". Sportingkc.com. Retrieved July 9, 2012.

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