Jimmy Gatete

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Jimmy Gatete
Personal information
Full name Jean-Michel Gatete
Date of birth (1982-12-11) December 11, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Bujumbura, Burundi
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Mukura Victory Sports F.C.
2002–2004 APR FC
2004–2005 Maritzburg United
2005–2007 APR FC
2007–2009 Rayon Sport
2009 Police FC Kibungo
2010 St. George
National team
2001–2009 Rwanda[1] 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Jimmy Gatete (born December 11, 1982 in Bujumbura) is a retired Rwandan footballer. Commonly known as 'God Of Goals' by the local fans, Gatete is believed to be the most prolific striker Rwandan football has ever known.

Career[edit]

Gatete has made several appearances for the Rwanda national football team. He scored crucial goals during the 2004 African Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifications which saw the Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) reach its first ever CAN finals. The most celebrated goal in Rwandan history is presumably his goal against the Black Stars of Ghana at Stade Amahoro in Kigali in March 2003 which led to Rwanda's 1–0 win and handed them their ticket to Tunis the following year.

Gatete has played club football for local sides Mukura Victory Sports F.C., APR FC and Rayon Sport.[2] He also had a brief spell in South Africa with Maritzburg United, and in Ethiopia with Saint George F.C.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmy Gatete at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "The secret life of...Jean-Michel Gatete". The New Times. January 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Players joining SA teams". SAFA.net. Retrieved August 26, 2013.