Vincent Nogueira

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Vincent Nogueira
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Besançon, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2014 Sochaux 114 (6)
2014–2016 Philadelphia Union 64 (9)
2016–2018 Strasbourg 28 (1)
2017–2018 Strasbourg II 8 (0)
2018– Annecy 11 (0)
National team
2009 France U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:49, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Vincent Nogueira (born 16 January 1988) is a French footballer who plays for Annecy as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]


Vincent Nogueira, who has Portuguese heritage,[1] began his youth career at the training center of FC Sochaux. With the Sochaux youth team he won the Coupe Gambardella in 2007. Following his displays with the youth team Nogueira was promoted to the first team in 2007. He was limited by injuries for the next few seasons. He had a promising start to the 2009–10 season as he was named best Sochaux player for August 2009. He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 the last day of the 2010–11 in a 1–3 victory over AC Arles-Avignon. During the 2012–13 season Nogueira scored his first double in Ligue 1 on 26 April 2013 in a 3–3 draw with Lille, scoring on two late freekicks.[2]

Philadelphia Union[edit]

Nogueira signed with Major League Soccer club Philadelphia Union on 30 January 2014.[3] Noguiera would immediately become a critical insertion for the Union's starting lineup, starting 28 of his 29 appearances during the 2014 season. He would finish the season with two goals and three assists. The Union's 2015 season would see an additional 5 goals scored from Noguiera who continued to receive praise as a consistent performer and distributor, although he was limited during the season due to various injuries.[4]

Midway through the 2016 season Noguiera and the Union mutually agreed to terminate his contract in June 2016 due to personal health issues.[5] He would finish the 2016 season with the Union making 8 starts and scoring twice.


Nearly a week after departing Philadelphia, Nogueira returned to his native France and signed with Ligue 2 club RC Strasbourg Alsace for their 2016–2017 campaign.[6]

International career[edit]

Nogueira made his international debut for the France U21 team in its 2–2 tie with Poland on 21 August 2009.

Personal life[edit]

In February 2016, Nogueira received his U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[7]


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  2. ^ Nogueira scores two in 3–3 draw with Lille ;, 26 April 2013(in French)
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Union sign French midfielder Vincent Nogueira formerly of Sochaux". Philadelphia Union. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Union lose influential Vincent Nogueira to injury: "This is the worst moment of the season"". 30 July 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Union and Vincent Nogueira Mutually Terminate Contract". Philadelphia Union. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Paid Their Dues: Vincent Nogueira signs for Strasbourg". Brotherly Game. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Vincent Nogueira gets his green card". Philadelphia Union. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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