Pedro Kamata

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Pedro Kamata
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-09-06) 6 September 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
AS Yzeure
Youth career
1997–2002 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Groningen 1 (0)
2003 Clermont Foot 17 (2)
2003 Châteauroux 13 (1)
2004 Clermont Foot 10 (1)
2004–2005 Châteauroux 30 (3)
2005–2007 Legnano 82 (5)
2008–2010 Bari 60 (1)
2010–2011 Siena 15 (0)
2011–2012 Yzeure 23 (3)
2012– Moulins 10 (1)
National team
2001 France U20[1] 1 (0)
2010 DR Congo[2] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pedro Kamata (born 6 September 1981 in Luanda) is an Angola born Congolese-French footballer.

Career[edit]

Kamata started his career at Auxerre. He then joined FC Groningen in the summer of 2002, only to return to Ligue 2 in order to join Clermont Foot in January 2003. He then kept playing in Ligue 2 until he was signed by Legnano of Serie C2 in 2005. He helped the club to win promotion to Serie C1 in the summer of 2007. During the 2007–08 Serie C1 season, he was signed by Bari of Serie B, and went on to make his debut at Serie A level in 2009.

In 2010 he was sold to A.C. Siena in co-ownership deal for €500,000. Siena also signed Filippo Carobbio for €500,000. The deals was part of Abdelkader Ghezzal's transfer to Bari.

In June 2011 Siena and Bari made a pure player swap, which Carobbio, Kamata and Nicola Belmonte joined Siena outright, and Ghezzal joined Bari outright.

In August 2011 he mutually terminated the contract with Siena.[3] He joined AS Yzeure in September 2011[4]

International career[edit]

In 2001 he played his first and unique game for the France national under-20 team in a friendly match against Finland.

In 2004, he was named in DR Congo squad for 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.[5] But at that time he was too old to switch nationality.[6] Instead, Makiadi Kamata played his first and last match for DR Congo, which there is unknown connection with the two "Kamata".

In 2006 he was named by Angola coach Luís Gonçalves for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt, but was unable to obtain the necessary clearance from FIFA for a switch in national allegiance.[7]

However, in 2010, he was able to play for DR Congo in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia.[8] It is because FIFA abolished the age limit of age 21 for nationality switch for multi-nationality holders in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FFF
  2. ^ Football Database
  3. ^ "Rescissione del contratto con Kamata". AC Siena (in Italian). 1 August 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Pédro Kamata, Yzeurien !!!, asyfoot.com, 26 September 2011
  5. ^ "Nonda absent from DR Congo squad". BBC Sport. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  6. ^ FIFA Status (2004 edition)
  7. ^ "Angola name new players for CAN". BBC Sport. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Convocazioni nazionali". AS Bari (in Italian). 7 May 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 

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