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Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira
Personal information
Full namePatrick Vieira
Date of birth23 June 1976(age 40)
Place of birthDakar, Senegal
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3.6 in)
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current clubManchester City
(Football Development Executive)

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Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a retired French footballer of Senegalese descent who is the Football Development Executive at Manchester City.

He rose to prominence during his time at Arsenal from 1996 to 2005, where he won three Premier League titles one unbeaten and four FA Cups, eventually becoming club captain. After leaving Arsenal in 2005, he spent one season at Juventus before joining Internazionale in 2006, following Juventus' relegation for their part in a match-fixing scandal. He has 107 caps for France, and was part of their 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000-winning sides.

In May 2010, Vieira was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He announced his retirement from professional football on 14 July 2011. Vieira is currently Football Development Executive at Manchester with a role to oversee aspects such as youth development, commercial partners and the club's social responsibility programme, "City in the Community".

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