Nguyễn Minh Châu (footballer)

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Nguyễn Minh Châu
Nguyen Minh Chau 2008.jpg
Nguyễn Minh Châu in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-09) January 9, 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hải Phòng
Number 6
Youth career
1997–1998 Than Quang Ninh
1998–2003 Hải Phòng
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2017 Hải Phòng 193 (23)
National team
2008–2017 Vietnam[1] 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2015

Nguyễn Minh Châu (born January 9, 1985)[2] is a Vietnamese football player who plays in the midfield and is playing for Hải Phòng and a member of Vietnam national football team since 2008. Nguyen Minh Chau's position at Hai Phong Cement Club and Vietnam National Team are all in the center of pitch.


Nguyen Minh Chau was born in a family of 7 children. He is the youngest, being the brother of 6 sisters. After graduating at Grade 12, Chau left Hai Phong to work in the U21 youth team.


At age of 17, Chau moved to Hai Phong from his home town of Quang Ninh to join the youth team of Hải Phòng. He later join the senior team to attend V-League. In 2008, coach Henrique Calisto called up Cong Vinh to attend the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup with the Vietnam national football team. There, he helped the Vietnamese team to their first AFF cup championship. In 2009, Nguyen Minh Chau was still attached to Haiphong Cement.



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  1. ^ Nguyễn Minh Châu at
  2. ^ "Nguyen Minh Chau". Retrieved 17 January 2010.