Emma Kete

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Emma Kete
Emma Kete.jpg
Kete playing for New Zealand in 2011
Personal information
Full name Emma Jillian Kete[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Canberra United
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Three Kings United
2009 Ottawa Fury Women 6 (1)
2010–2011 Three Kings United
2011 Lincoln Ladies 1 (0)
2011 PK-35 Vantaa 6 (3)
2011 Perth Glory 4 (2)
2012 Canberra United 3 (0)
2012–2013 Sydney FC 13 (5)
2013 Bad Neuenahr 9 (0)
2013–2014 Sydney FC 13 (4)
2014 Western New York Flash 3 (0)
2014–2015 Manchester City 4 (0)
2015 Fencibles United
2015– Canberra United 6 (0)
National team
New Zealand U-20
2007– New Zealand 48[3] (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2015

Emma Jillian Kete (born 1 September 1987), is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a Centre forward for Canberra United and the New Zealand women's national football team.[4]

Club career[edit]

Kete joined Ottawa Fury Women in July 2009, playing alongside fellow Kiwis Amber Hearn, Hayley Moorwood and Ria Percival at the Canadian W-League club.[5]

She signed for FA WSL club Lincoln Ladies in July 2011.[6] Due to an injury she only played six minutes of one match and left the club after the season.[7]

She signed for Naisten liiga club PK-35 Vantaa in September 2011.[8] With PK-35 she won her first trophy by winning the Finnish Women's Cup. Following the end of the season in October she moved to Perth Glory in the Australian W-League, but she was sacked in December following an incident with Lisa-Marie Woods.[9]

She then played at Canberra United,[10] and won the W-League with them. After the season she transferred to Sydney FC,[11] who then won the W-League as well.

In 2013 she transferred to German side SC 07 Bad Neuenahr.[12]

In early 2014 she then moved on to her first American team, signing with Western New York Flash. She appeared only in three games.[13] She then moved in July 2014 to join newcomers to the FA Women's Super League in England, Manchester City.[14] After a short stint at Fencibles United, she re-joined Canberra United in September 2015.[15]

International career[edit]

She travelled with the Young Ferns Under-20 side to the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup in Russia, making a late substitute appearance in their opening game against Australia.[16]

Kete made her senior international debut against Australia on 4 February 2007.[17]

She was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games,[18] starting in each of New Zealand's group games against Japan (2-2), Norway (0-1) and USA (0-4).

She was part of New Zealand's squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[2]

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

PK-35 Vantaa
Canberra United FC
Sydney FC
Manchester City FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Ottawa downs Hamilton 2-0". USLSoccer.com. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln Ladies sign New Zealand striker Emma Kete". BBC Sport. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Profile and Interview" (in Swedish). hbl.fi. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  8. ^ http://naistenedustus.pk-35.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=568:tapiolassa-lauantaina-seuraava-huippupeli&catid=3:tiedotteet&Itemid=4
  9. ^ "Glory women sack two internationals". ABC News
  10. ^ "United sign second Kiwi international". footballaustralia.com.au. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sydney FC names W-League squad". theworldgame.sbs.com.au. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bad Neuenahr signs New Zealand national" (in German). womensoccer.de. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "FLASH WAIVE FORWARD EMMA KETE". nwslsoccer.com. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "MCWFC sign Emma Kete". mcfc.co.uk. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Five New Faces For Defending Champions". canberraunited.com.au. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Match report - New Zealand va Australia". FIFA. 17 August 2006. 
  17. ^ "A-International Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  18. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 

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