Joseph Ngwenya

Joseph Ngwenya
Joseph Ngwenya
Joseph Ngwenya
Real Name: Joseph Ngwenya
HT: 6' 1" WT: 175
Age: 39 (03/30/1981)
Birthplace: Plumtree, Zimbabwe
Hometown: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

MLS Experience

2010: Ngwenya re-signed with the Dynamo after the team realized they needed help at the forward position. He started in the six of the 12 games he played and scored one goal.

2007: Forward Joseph Ngwenya scored nine goals in 33 games in all competitions for the Houston Dynamo. He tied for the team lead in regular season scoring after scoring seven goals in 25 games all of which he started. He started two of the four playoff games he appeared in and had two assists including a game winner versus F.C. Dallas in the semifinal. Ngwenya also scored the fastest goal in Dynamo history when he scored just 11 seconds into the game against Monarcas Morelia.

2006: Ngwenya made two appearances for L.A. Galaxy before being traded to the Columbus Crew where he started 17 of the 20 games he appeared in. He tied for the team lead with five goals and two assists. He missed four games due to an MCL sprain. Ngwenya’s goal against the New York Red Bulls was named the Crew’s Goal of the Year.

2005: Ngwenya started six games for the Galaxy and was limited to appearing in just 16 games due to injuries that plagued his season.

2004: Ngwenya started in eight of the 22 games he appeared in during his rookie season with the Galaxy. He made his first career start against Columbus and scored his first professional goal against D.C. United.

Other Experience

2008: In January of 2008, Ngwenya was signed by Austrian Bundesliga club SK Austria Kärnten. In July, he appeared in the unofficial T-Home German Supercup for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund.

International Experience

2008: Ngwenya made his senior international debut for Zimbabwe on June 1 in a World Cup qualifier against Guinea. He also made appearances against Kenya and Namibia.

College Experience

2003: Ngwenya set Coastal Carolina career records in goals (66) and points (164) and finished third in school history in assists (32). He finished his senior season with 21 goals and 14 assists in 22 games. He led the Big South in points, points per game, game-winning goals and was tied for first in goals and assists. Among the accolades he received were: Soccer America National Player of the Year, Soccer Times National Player of the Year, Hermann Trophy finalist, Big South Player of the Year, CSTV All-America, NSCAA/Adidas All-America first team, and Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

2002: Ngwenya led the nation in scoring with 27 goals and 63 points. He was named NSCAA/Adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year, second team All-America, Academic All-America first team, and the Big South Athlete of the Year.

2001: Ngwenya’s sophomore season saw him lead the team with eight goals and 17 points. He was named to the All-Big South second team.

2000: Ngwenya’s freshman season saw the forward lead the team in goals (10), assists (8), and points (28). For his efforts he was the Big South Conference Rookie of the Year and named to the All-Big South first team.


Selected with the first pick in the 2010 Re-Entry Draft on 12/8/10


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2011D.C. United1670629011620710
2010Houston Dynamo126158908214712
2007Houston Dynamo25257194433521205240
2007Columbus Crew5504181526300
2006Columbus Crew20175139822713262752
2006Los Angeles Galaxy2101220201200
2005Los Angeles Galaxy1660617010613700
2004Los Angeles Galaxy2284876217818700
Career Totals-11875176593811558118112114
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