Nguyễn Minh Phương
|Full name||Nguyễn Minh Phương|
|Date of birth||July 5, 1980|
|Place of birth||Đồng Nai, Vietnam|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|SHB Đà Nẵng|
|1987–1989||Cảng Sài Gòn|
|1998–2003||Cảng Sài Gòn||45||(16)|
|2003–2010||Đồng Tâm Long An||175||(39)|
|2010–2015||SHB Đà Nẵng||95||(35)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Nguyễn Minh Phương (born 5 July 1980) is a retired Vietnamese professional footballer who last played 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.
|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|
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