Paulo Nagamura

Paulo Nagamura
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Midfielder
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • 5' 8"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 03-02-1983
  • São Paulo, Brazil

The Sao Paulo native began his soccer career with Sao Paulo FC and Arsenal before coming to the United States to play for the LA Galaxy in 2005, winning the MLS Cup and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in his first season. He’s also played for Toronto FC and Chivas USA in MLS, becoming an MLS All-Star in 2009 before going on loan toTigres UANL in Mexico. Sporting Kansas City acquired Nagamura in November 2011 and he scored the winning penalty kick in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final shootout at Sporting Park.

2013: MLS: Nagamura started 17 matches as a midfielder in 2013. He gained his first assist of the season during Sporting's 4-0 win over Chivas USA. CCL: Started and played 78 minutes in a 2-0 win at CD Olimpia on August 27. Open Cup: Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Orlando City SC on June 12.

2012: Nagamura appeared in 27 games for Sporting Kansas City during the 2012 regular season. Nagamura’s lone goal came as an equalizer in the 60th minute in Sporting KC’s 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on September 1 at Sporting Park (Video). Nagamura also notched the game-winning assist in the victory. Nagamura also scored the first and last goals in Sporting Kansas City’s run for the 2012 Lamara Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Nagamura opened the scoring in the tournament on May 29 in the 47th minute, helping Sporting KC earn the 3-2 victory over Orlando City SC before converting the winning penalty kick during te shoot-out in which Sporting won the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on August 8th

2011: Nagamura joined Sporting Kansas City on November 29th in a trade with Chivas USA, after appearing in 11 matches during the 2011 MLS season.

2007-2010: After being taken by Toronto FC in the Expansion Draft and playing four matches for the club, Nagamura joined Chivas USA in May 2007 following a trade and became a key player in Chivas USA lineup, appearing in 88 matches and recording nine goals and eight assists from the midfield. He was named the team's Defender of the Year in 2008 and went on to become a 2009 MLS All-Star upon scoring four goals in his first 11 matches and was later loaned to Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division for a six-month stint before returning to Chivas USA in July 2010.

2005-2006: Moved to the United States in 2005 and joined the LA Galaxy, where he won both the MLS Cup and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in his first season. Appeared in 54 games for the Galaxy, tallying six assists in the two seasons. 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL: 

In 2001, Nagamura joined Arsenal FC in England, where his Under-19 team won its league in 2002.  Most recently was with Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division where he played 14 matches for the club in the Bicentenario 2010 season. 

YOUTH:

In Brazil, Nagamura started his career with the youth sides of famed club São Paulo FC, where he played alongside Real Madrid midfielder Kaká. Also played for Arsenal FC’s youth sides in Engl

PERSONAL:

Family includes his parents, Jorge and Celia, his sister, Renata, and his wife, Monique. Favorite movie is City of God, and also enjoys the Shawshank Redemption. Watches 24 and Prison Break when they’re on TV. Listens to mostly Brazilian music. Enjoys watching all soccer teams, and also NBA games. Favorite memories from his soccer career includes his time in England with Arsenal, growing up playing for São Paulo FC, and winning MLS Cup 2005 with the Galaxy. Likes to listen to music to prepare for matches. Nickname is Paulinho.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Sporting Kansas City 16 16 1 1296 2 19 8 26 4 4 0
2013 Sporting Kansas City 17 17 0 1468 1 17 4 25 0 3 0
2012 Sporting Kansas City 27 19 1 1757 1 37 5 30 1 4 0
2011 Chivas USA 11 6 0 544 1 8 0 9 0 2 0
2010 Chivas USA 15 15 1 1327 0 21 8 22 0 3 0
2009 Chivas USA 27 25 4 2263 2 24 11 31 1 7 1
2008 Chivas USA 24 24 2 2062 3 17 7 47 0 8 1
2007 Chivas USA 22 20 2 1818 2 15 6 36 1 5 0
2007 Toronto FC 4 4 0 354 0 4 2 10 0 3 0
2006 Los Angeles Galaxy 29 26 0 2371 4 30 9 48 2 5 0
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy 25 24 0 2028 2 21 8 43 0 7 0
Career Totals 217 196 11 17288 18 213 68 327 9 50 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 16 16 1 1296 2 19 8 26 4 4 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 4 4 0 397 0 10 1 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 17 17 0 1468 1 17 4 25 0 3 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 27 19 1 1757 1 37 5 30 1 4 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 11 6 0 544 1 8 0 9 0 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 15 15 1 1327 0 21 8 22 0 3 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chivas USA 2 2 0 180 0 4 1 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 27 25 4 2263 2 24 11 31 1 7 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chivas USA 2 2 0 180 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 24 24 2 2062 3 17 7 47 0 8 1

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chivas USA 2 2 0 180 0 2 2 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 22 20 2 1818 2 15 6 36 1 5 0
MLS Regular Season Toronto FC 4 4 0 354 0 4 2 10 0 3 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 29 26 0 2371 4 30 9 48 2 5 0

2005 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 4 3 0 369 0 2 2 7 0 2 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 25 24 0 2028 2 21 8 43 0 7 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/12/2014 KC @ CHV W 4-0 Started 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 KC @ NY L 1-2 Started 85 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/3/2014 KC @ NE L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2014 HOU @ KC L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 DC @ KC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 TOR @ KC W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2014 KC @ VAN L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/1/2014 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 LA @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 KC @ MTL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2014 CHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 80 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/27/2014 KC @ POR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
6/6/2014 KC @ HOU W 2-0 Started 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 KC @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0
5/27/2014 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/23/2014 TOR @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 2 2 1 0
5/18/2014 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
5/14/2014 PHI @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0
5/10/2014 KC @ MTL W 3-0 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC W 0-2 Started 78 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
4/26/2014 KC @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 MTL @ KC W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Started 85 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
3/29/2014 KC @ COL W 3-2 Started 90 0 1 2 1 4 1 1 0
3/22/2014 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
3/15/2014 DAL @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/26/2013 KC @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2013 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 KC @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/27/2013 PHI @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
8/31/2013 COL @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NE @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 NY @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 KC @ MTL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 TOR @ KC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 VAN @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 KC @ DAL T 2-2 Started 56 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
6/1/2013 MTL @ KC L 2-1 Started 77 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
5/26/2013 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2013 KC @ HOU W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2013 CHV @ KC W 0-4 Started 76 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0
4/27/2013 POR @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/17/2013 KC @ NY W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC W 0-1 Started 89 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
3/30/2013 MTL @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0
3/23/2013 KC @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
3/9/2013 KC @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
3/2/2013 KC @ PHI W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC W 1-2 Started 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0
9/22/2012 KC @ MTL T 0-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY W 2-0 Started 89 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
9/1/2012 TOR @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 1 1 5 1 0 2 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0
8/18/2012 KC @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC W 1-2 Started 88 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 KC @ NE W 1-0 Started 86 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/21/2012 NE @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/4/2012 KC @ MTL W 3-1 Started 86 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 TOR @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Started 77 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 MTL @ KC L 2-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR L 0-1 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2012 KC @ VAN W 3-1 Started 77 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC W 0-1 Subbed On 39 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC W 0-1 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2012 KC @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/25/2012 DAL @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 NE @ KC W 0-3 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 TOR @ CHV W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2011 CHV @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CHV @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 DC @ CHV L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 RSL @ CHV L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2011 CHV @ POR L 0-1 Started 38 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/20/2011 CHV @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 CHV @ NE W 3-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/31/2011 CHV @ DAL L 0-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 HOU @ CHV W 0-3 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 NY @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 SJ @ CHV W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CHI @ CHV T 1-1 Started 77 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
6/25/2011 CHV @ PHI L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
6/18/2011 DAL @ CHV L 2-1 Started 57 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 CHV @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
6/4/2011 POR @ CHV W 0-1 Started 82 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0
6/1/2011 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 CHV @ CLB T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2011 CHV @ NY W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 CHV @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 NE @ CHV W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CHV @ SJ W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 CHV @ VAN T 0-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/9/2011 CLB @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 CHV @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 COL @ CHV L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 CHI @ CHV L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
10/20/2010 CHV @ SJ L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0
10/9/2010 TOR @ CHV W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
9/25/2010 CHV @ PHI L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0
9/10/2010 NE @ CHV W 0-2 Started 88 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/29/2010 DC @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8/21/2010 CHV @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0
8/7/2010 CHV @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 0
7/31/2010 CLB @ CHV W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/24/2010 CHV @ RSL T 1-1 Started 69 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0
7/10/2010 CHV @ KC W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2010 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 DAL @ CHV L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves