Paulo Nagamura

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Paulo Nagamura
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Personal information
Full name Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura
Date of birth (1983-03-02) March 2, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Number 6
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– Sporting Kansas City 69 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 23, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu naɡaˈmuɾɐ]; born March 2, 1983) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.



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.

Paulo Nagamura of the Sporting KC defends against an onslaught of Houston Dynamo players at Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas, on July 7, 2012.


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.

On November 17, 2006 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.[1] On January 14, 2010 he was transferred to Tigres de la UANL from Chivas USA. He was then transferred back to Chivas USA on June 25, 2010.

On November 29, 2011 he was traded to Sporting Kansas City for a 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft pick.[2]


Nagamura holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[3]



Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Sporting Kansas City[edit]


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
Total Last Updated November 15, 2014 236 12

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