Dedebit F.C.

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Dedebit FC
Full name Dedebit Football Club
Founded 1997
Ground Abebe Bikila Stadium, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Colonel Awel Abdurehim
Manager Nigusse Desta
League Ethiopian Premier League
2014–15 2nd
Website Club home page

Dedebit Football Club is an association football club from Ethiopia. They play games at the Addis Ababa Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000. Their original home ground is the Abebe Bikila Stadium that has a capacity of 30,000. Majority of the Ethiopian national football players at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations comes from this club.


Club is founded in 1997 as a youth project at Popularly Army Officers' Residential compound. In 2010 Dedebit made Premier League debut season. The same season the club was Ethiopian Cup winner. The historical Premier league debut season was completed with the victory of the Ethiopian Cup. Even if it was the debut season, Dedebit clinched the headline when the team led the league table until the first round of the EPL and eventually finished as the runners up. Winning the Cup meant, the first CAF confederation cup participation was on the card. In 2011 Dedebit kicked off its first competitive international match in Dar-e-selam, Tanzania, in a free scoring fashion. Unlike the goal-shy fellow Ethiopian clubs playing away, Dedebit scored four goals in the Tanzanian capital before the Young Africans equalized it. The second leg was an easy ride for the team who scored two and won the aggregate 6–4. In 2010–11 season Dedebit finished 3rd, under Ethiopian Coffee and St George.


2009–10, 2012–13

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2014 – First Round
2011 – First Round
2013 – First Round

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ethiopia GK Sisay Bancha
2 Ethiopia DF Zenebe Kebede
4 Ethiopia MF Asrat Megersa
5 Ghana DF Kweku Andoh
6 Ethiopia DF Biruk Teshome
7 Ethiopia DF Seyoum Tesfaye
8 Ethiopia MF Samson Alemu
9 Ethiopia FW Michael Asekarda
10 Ethiopia MF Birhanu Bogale
11 Ethiopia MF Ephrem Zeru
12 Equatorial Guinea FW Roben Obama
9 Ethiopia FW Getaneh Kebede
13 Ethiopia FW Ashenafi Endale
14 Ethiopia DF Aklilu Ayanaw Chekol
No. Position Player
15 Ethiopia DF Robel Girma
16 Ethiopia MF Taddele Mengesha
17 Ethiopia FW Dawit Fekadu
19 Ethiopia MF Shimeket Gugsa
20 Ethiopia DF Tekalign Delsho
21 Ethiopia MF Henok Kasahun
22 Ethiopia GK Tariku Getnet
23 Ethiopia MF Henok Esayas Yilik
25 Ethiopia DF Adamu Mehama
27 Ethiopia DF Mesfin Wondimu
28 Ethiopia GK Sofonyas Lema
29 Ghana MF Eric Opoku

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