Abel Tamata

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Abel Tamata
PSV Eindhoven, Teamcamp Bad Erlach, July 2014 (151).jpg
Tamata with PSV in July 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 PSV 28 (0)
2012–2013 Roda JC Kerkrade (loan) 22 (0)
2013–2015 Jong PSV 30 (0)
2015–2016 FC Groningen 14 (0)
2017 ADO Den Haag 0 (0)
National team
2015– DR Congo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Abel Tamata (born 5 December 1990) is a professional footballer who last played as a left back for ADO Den Haag.

Born in the Netherlands, he plays international football for the DR Congo.

Early and personal life[edit]

Tamata was born in Bergen op Zoom to a Dutch mother and a Congolese father.[2] His father works as a taxi driver.[2] He has a half-sister on his mother's side, and two half-brothers on his father's side.[2] His manager is rapper Ali B, who is married to Tamata's half-sister.[2] Tamata is a Jehovah's Witness.[2]

Club career[edit]

Tamata has played for PSV, Roda JC Kerkrade, FC Groningen and ADO Den Haag.[1][3][4]

International career[edit]

In March 2015, Tamata received his first call-up for the DR Congo national team for a training camp in Dubai.[5] He made his international debut later that year.[6]


  1. ^ a b Abel Tamata at Soccerway. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Abel Tamata bonkt op de deur bij PSV" (in Dutch). BN/DeStem. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Selectie compleet met aantrekken Abel Tamata en Bryan Linssen" (in Dutch). FC Groningen. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Interlandloopbaan bij DR Congo lonkt voor Lukoki en Tamata" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Abel Tamata". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 June 2015.