Lévy Madinda

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Lévy Madinda
Personal information
Full name Lévy Clément Madinda
Date of birth (1992-06-11) 11 June 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Libreville, Gabon
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celta
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Stade Mandji
2010–2013 Celta B 54 (3)
2012– Celta 27 (0)
National team
2011– Gabon 27 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 6 January 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Lévy Clément Madinda (born 11 June 1992) is a Gabonese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Celta de Vigo as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Libreville, Madinda started playing football for AS Stade Mandji. In October 2010, after having been spotted by the club during a youth tournament in Burkina Faso, the 18-year-old moved to Spain and signed a five-year contract with Celta de Vigo, going on to remain several seasons registered for the reserves.[1]

Madinda made his official debut with the Galicians' first team on 31 October 2012, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against UD Almería for the season's Copa del Rey.[2] He first appeared in La Liga on 30 March of the following year, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–2 home draw against FC Barcelona.[3]

International career[edit]

Madinda made his debut for Gabon in 2011,[4] and was selected for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations squad.[5] On 14 November 2012 he scored his first goal as an international, netting the opener in a 2–2 friendly draw with Portugal played in his hometown, through a penalty kick.[6]

In December 2014, Madinda was named as part of Gabon's provisional squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La esperanza de Libreville" [The hope from Libreville] (in Spanish). Faro de Vigo. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "El Almería despliega las alas hacia octavos" [Almería spreads its wings towards last-16] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Messi makes history as Barca draw". ESPN FC. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Lévy Madinda at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. ^ "Co-hosts Gabon finalise Africa Cup of Nations squad". BBC Sport. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gabon 2–2 Portugal: Seleccao pay the penalty for defensive indiscipline". Goal.com. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Lemina rejects place in Gabon squad". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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