Jonathan Tehau

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Jonathan Tehau
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Personal information
Full name Jonathan Tehau[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Tahiti
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
A.S. Tefana
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 AS Tamarii
2012–2013 AS Tefana
2013 AS Dragon
2013– AS Tefana
2014 AS Dragon (loan)
National team
2011– Tahiti 25 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:16, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Jonathan Tehau is a Tahitian footballer currently playing for A.S. Tefana.[2] He is the brother of twins Lorenzo Tehau and Alvin Tehau and cousin of Teaonui Tehau, all playing for Tahiti national football team.[3] He is a full-time member of the Tahiti national football team.


2012 OFC Nations Cup[edit]

Tehau was selected in the 23-man Tahiti by head coach Eddy Etaeta for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup. He featured heavily in the tournament playing mainly at centre back, he scored his first international goal against Samoa in the first group A game of the tournament, he later scored another goal in that game which eventually finished 10-1 to Tahiti and scored two more goals against Vanuatu in the final game of group A and against Solomon Islands in the semi-finals of the tournament. He also played in the final of the tournament against New Caledonia. The game finished 1-0 to Tahiti with the only goal of the game being scored by Steevy Chong Hue, thus recording the first ever victory in the OFC Nations Cup for Tahiti.[4]

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Tehau was again included in the 23-man Tahiti squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup along with his brothers Alvin Tehau, Lorenzo Tehau and cousin Teaonui Tehau. On 17 June 2013 in Tahiti's first game of the tournament against Nigeria, Jonathan Tehau scored Tahiti's first ever goal at a Confederations Cup in the 54th minute, a back post header from a corner delivered by Marama Vahirua, reducing the deficit to 1–3 and sending the Tahiti bench into raptures.[5] Tehau also scored an own goal 15 minutes after he scored in that game that eventually finished 6-1 to Nigeria, making him the first person to score at both ends in Confederations Cup history. He played in Tahiti's remaining two games in the tournament against Spain and Uruguay.[6][7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tahiti's goal tally first.[8]

No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 June 2012 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Samoa 2–0 10–1 2012 OFC Nations Cup
2. 7–1
3. 5 June 2012 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Vanuatu 2–0 4–1 2012 OFC Nations Cup
4. 8 June 2012 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands 1–0 1–0 2012 OFC Nations Cup
5. 17 June 2013 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil  Nigeria 1–3 1–6 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 18 June 2013


Winner (1): 2012

International career statistics[edit]

As of 17 June 2013.[9]

Tahiti national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 7 0
2012 13 4
2013 2 1
Total 22 5


  1. ^ "Squad lists for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Football Ligue 1: Pluie de buts pour cette 1ère journée!". Sports Tahiti (in French). 14 September 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tahiti's Tehau boys leading the way". FIFA. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tahiti 1-0 New Caledonia, Tahitians win first ever title". 
  5. ^ "Nigeria runs over lively Tahiti". ESPN. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tehau makes dreams come true". FIFA. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nigeria 6 Tahiti 1: Super Eagles run riot but Tehau strikes one for the underdog". Daily Mail. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "J. TEHAU-Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Jonathan Tehau Profile". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 

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