General
Patrick Vieira
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Personal information
Full name Patrick Vieira
Date of birth 23 June 1976 (1976-06-23) (age 44)
Place of birth    Dakar, Flag of Senegal Senegal
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of France Nice (manager)
Youth clubs
1984-1986
1986-1991
1991-1993
Flag of France FC Trappes
Flag of France FC Drouais
Flag of France Tours
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1994-1996
1996
1996-2005
2005-2006
2006-2010
2010-2011
Total
Flag of France Cannes
Flag of Italy Milan
Flag of England Arsenal
Flag of Italy Juventus
Flag of Italy Internazionale
Flag of England Manchester City
049 00(2)
0000(0)
279 0(29)
031 00(5)
067 00(5)
028 00(3)
456 0(45)   
National team
1995-1996
1997-2009
Flag of France France U21
Flag of France France
0000(0)
107 00(6)
Teams managed
2013-2015
2016–2018
2018–
Flag of England Manchester City Reserves
Flag of United States New York City FC (manager)
Flag of France Nice

Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976) is a French professional football head coach and former player. He is the manager of Ligue 1 club Nice.

Considered one of the best players of his generation, Vieira began his career at Cannes in 1994, where several standout performances in his debut season garnered him a move to Serie A club Milan a year later. His single season in Italy was marred due to limited playing time, and he featured mainly for the reserve team. This allowed him to relocate to England, in order to join countryman Arsène Wenger at Arsenal, for a fee of £3.5 million in 1996.

During his nine-year stint in the Premier League, Vieira established himself as a dominating box-to-box midfielder, noted for his aggressive and highly competitive style of play, an attitude that also helped him excel as captain of the club from 2002 until his departure in 2005. He was named in the Premier League PFA Team of the Year for six consecutive years from 1999 to 2004. He helped Arsenal achieve a sustained period of success during his time at the club, where he lifted three FA Cups and three league titles, including one unbeaten. He then returned to Italy, playing for Juventus, but quickly departed after the club sustained relegation for their part in a match-fixing scandal. He then signed for Inter Milan, where he consecutively won four league titles, before featuring for Manchester City, where he won another FA Cup before retiring in 2011.

Vieira featured at senior level for much of his international career, representing France over a period of 12 years, where he also spent some part as captain. He played in the final in his nation's victorious campaign at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and featured heavily as the team also won Euro 2000. Despite also playing a key role in the side that finished runners-up in the 2006 World Cup, Vieira was used sparingly by France in the latter stages of his career, and he retired from international competition in 2010, after amassing 107 appearances] for the side.

Following retirement, Vieira transitioned into coaching, where he took charge of the academy at Manchester City in 2013. He would depart two years later, after signing for sister club New York City. His arrival in Major League Soccer (MLS) saw the team adopt a free-flowing, attacking, press-based system, which gained him many plaudits, and garnered him a move back to his homeland to manage Ligue 1 club Nice in 2018, marking his first managerial role in Europe.

Honours

Clubs

Arsenal

Juventus

Internazionale

Manchester City

International

France

Individual

Orders and special awards

  • Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur: 1998

External links

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OGC Nice squad - 2020–21

2 Nsoki · 3 Lloris · 4 Dante (c) · 5 Durmisi · 6 Wagué · 7 Maolida · 8 Lees-Melou · 9 Dolberg · 10 Ounas · 14 Ganago · 15 Burner · 16 Clementia · 18 Claude-Maurice · 19 Thuram · 20 Atal · 21 Danilo · 22 Lusamba · 23 Sarr · 24 Pelmard · 25 Cyprien · 27 Trouillet · 28 Boudaoui · 29 Hérelle · 30 Cardinale · 40 Benítez ·  Gouri ·  Robson ·  Schneiderlin ·

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France – 1998 FIFA World Cup

1. Lama 2. Candela 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Blanc 6. Djorkaeff 7. Deschamps (c) 8. Desailly 9. Guivarc'h 10. Zidane 11. Pires 12. Henry 13. Diomède 14. Boghossian 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Petit 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Trezeguet 21. Dugarry 22. Charbonnier

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France – UEFA Euro 2000

1. Lama 2. Candela 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Blanc 6. Djorkaeff 7. Deschamps 8. Desailly 9. Anelka 10. Zidane 11. Pirès 12. Henry 13. Wiltord 14. Micoud 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Petit 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Trezeguet 21. Dugarry 22. Ramé

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France – 2002 FIFA World Cup



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France – UEFA Euro 2004

1. Landreau 2. Boumsong 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Pirès 8. Desailly 9. Saha 10. Zidane 11. Wiltord 12. Henry 13. Silvestre 14. Rothen 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Dacourt 18. Pedretti 19. Sagnol 20. Trezeguet 21. Marlet 22. Govou 23. Coupet

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France – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Runners-up

1. Landreau 2. Boumsong 3. Abidal 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Malouda 8. Dhorasoo 9. Govou 10. Zidane 11. Wiltord 12. Henry 13. Silvestre 14. Saha 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Givet 18. Diarra 19. Sagnol 20. Trezeguet 21. Chimbonda 22. Ribéry 23. Coupet

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France – UEFA Euro 2008

1. Mandanda 2. Boumsong 3. Abidal 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Malouda 8. Anelka 9. Benzema 10. Govou 11. Nasri 12. Henry 13. Evra 14. Clerc 15. Thuram 16. Frey 17. Squillaci 18. Gomis 19. Sagnol 20. Toulalan 21. Diarra 22. Ribéry 23. Coupet

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