Nguyen Minh Phuong

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Nguyễn Minh Phương
Personal information
Full name Nguyễn Minh Phương
Date of birth (1980-07-05) July 5, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Đồng Nai, Vietnam
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SHB Đà Nẵng
Number 7
Youth career
1987–1989 Cảng Sài Gòn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Cảng Sài Gòn 45 (16)
2003–2010 Đồng Tâm Long An 175 (39)
2010– SHB Đà Nẵng 38 (13)
National team
1996–2006 Vietnam U23 38 (8)
2002–2010 Vietnam[1] 73 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nguyễn Minh Phương (born 5 July 1980) is a professional footballer who plays for SHB Đà Nẵng in the V-League and he was the captain of Vietnam national football team until 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. In 2007, he captained the Vietnamese team to the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, ending their run in the tournament in the quarter-finals.

An engine in central midfield for both club and country, Minh Phuong is known for his technical passing, kick-off taking and shows versatility by playing often as a fullback, midfielder or even as a forward.

In 2010, Phuong became the most-capped Vietnamese footballer in the history of the national team with 73 caps, large beating Le Huynh Duc, who has 66 caps. After the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, he retired from international football after spending 8 years in the national team.

His best-known performance was in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup when he was playing against the United Arab Emirates.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. December 15, 2002 Jakarta, Indonesia  Cambodia 9-2 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
2. December 29, 2002 Jakarta, Indonesia  Malaysia 2-1 Won 2002 Tiger Cup
3. October 21, 2003 Muscat, Oman    Nepal 2-0 Won 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification
4. August 20, 2004 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Myanmar 5-0 Won Ho Chi Minh City Cup
5. December 15, 2004 Hanoi, Vietnam  Laos 3-0 Won Tiger Cup 2004
6. October 5, 2008 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Turkmenistan 2-3 Loss Ho Chi Minh City Cup
7. November 16, 2008 Hanoi, Vietnam  Thailand 2-2 Draw T&T Cup 2008
8. January 14, 2009 Hanoi, Vietnam  Lebanon 3-1 Won 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
9. October 12, 2010 Kuwait City, Kuwait  Kuwait 3-1 Loss Friendly
10. December 2, 2010 Hanoi, Vietnam  Myanmar 7-1 Won 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup

Honors[edit]

Đồng Tâm Long An:

V-League: 2005, 2006
Vietnamese Cup: 2005

Vietnam:

ASEAN Football Championship: 2008

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