Massamasso Tchangai

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Komi Tchangai
Personal information
Full name Komi Massamasso Tchangai
Date of birth (1978-08-08)8 August 1978
Place of birth Ketao, Togo
Date of death 8 August 2010(2010-08-08) (aged 32)
Place of death Lomé, Togo
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 ASKO Kara
1996–1998 CA Bizertin 35 (0)
1998–2002 Udinese 1 (0)
1998–1999 HIT Gorica (loan) 10 (1)
1999–2001 De Graafschap (loan) 28 (1)
2001–2002 Viterbese (loan) 16 (0)
2002–2006 Benevento 86 (1)
2006–2008 Al-Nasr 23 (0)
2009 Shenzhen Shangqingyin 29 (0)
2009–2010 Al-Nasr
National team
1996–2008 Togo 37 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Komi Massamasso Tchangai (8 August 1978 – 8 August 2010) was a Togolese football defender.

Career[edit]

Tchangai signed to the Italian club Udinese Calcio in 1998 after appearing for Togo at the 1998 African Cup of Nations finals in Burkina Faso. Tchangai was loaned to ND Gorica in Slovenia and later to the Dutch club De Graafschap before moving to Viterbese and Benevento[1] in the Italian lower leagues.[2] Tchangai signed for Saudi Al-Nasr on 17 November 2009, making him one of the club's biggest signings in recent history.

International[edit]

Tchangai was a member of the national team and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He represented his country at four Africa Cup of Nations (1998, 2000, 2002, 2006). He earned his first national cap for Togo against Congo in August 1996. He won 37 caps and scored 5 goals for Togo.[3]

Death[edit]

Tchangai died on the evening of his 32nd birthday, on 8 August 2010, after a brief illness.[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FootballPlus.com
  2. ^ Spielergewerkschaft
  3. ^ Sporting-heroes.net
  4. ^ Sport 24. 15 August 2010 http://www.tributes.com/show/Massamasso-Tchangai-89096732 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Kounadis, Theodore (9 August 2010). "Πέθανε ποδοσφαιριστής στα γενέθλια του". Sport 24 (in Greek). Retrieved 9 August 2010. 

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