Kehinde Fatai

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Kehinde Fatai
Kehinde Fatai 2016.jpg
Fatai with Ufa in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kehinde Feyi Fatai
Date of birth (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Minsk
Number 7
Youth career
0000–2007 JUTH
2007–2008 Farul Constanța
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Farul Constanța II 20 (11)
2008–2010 Farul Constanța 46 (7)
2010–2015 Astra Giurgiu 114 (46)
2013–2014Club Brugge (loan) 8 (1)
2015–2016 Sparta Prague 24 (8)
2016–2018 Ufa 41 (6)
2018– Dinamo Minsk 9 (5)
National team
2009 Nigeria U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2015

Kehinde Feyi Fatai (born 19 February 1990)[2] is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Dinamo Minsk.

Club career[edit]

Early career & Romanian Liga I[edit]

Fatai was in Nigeria with the Anwar-ul-Islam College[3] and played for JUTH F.C..[4] He left for Europe in July 2007,[5] joining FC Farul Constanța of Romania. Initially, he played in the third league of Romania for the reserve team and scored 11 goals in 20 games. In the following 2008–2009 season Fatai was promoted to Farul Constanța's senior team.[6] On 16 June 2010, he signed with Liga I club Astra Giurgiu on a free transfer, after his contract with Farul Constanța had ended.[7]

Club Brugge[edit]

On 1 September 2013, Belgian club Club Brugge confirmed Fatai’s signing on a season long loan from Astra, with an option to buy.[8] On 22 September 2013, he came on for his debut as an 80th-minute substitute and needed only seven minutes to break the deadlock with a shot in Club Brugge's 4-0 win over fierce rivals Anderlecht.[9]

AC Sparta Prague[edit]

In May 2015, Fatai signed for Czech club AC Sparta Prague on a three-year contract.[10]

As a striker, he scored only one goal in eight league matches for Sparta Prague. This bad form in front of goal led to his playing as a wide midfielder instead. After this position change, he went on to score five goals in three matches.[11]

FC Ufa[edit]

On 12 August 2016, he signed a 3-year contract with the Russian Premier League side FC Ufa.[12] He was released from his Ufa contract by mutual consent on 14 August 2018.[13]

International career[edit]

Fatai was called up to the Nigeria U-23 team in 2011 for a friendly against Costa Rica. On 4 June he was selected for a qualifying match for the 2012 Summer Olympics against Tanzania.[14]

On 24 October 2015, Fatai said he had promised the Romanian national team officials that he would represent Romania on the senior level upon gaining citizenship.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Kehinde Fatai's twin brother, Taiye is also a footballer who spent most of his career in the lower leagues of Romania playing for teams like FCM Alexandria or ACS Berceni.[16][17][18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 August 2018[19][20][21]
Club Season League Domestic Cups Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Farul Constanța II 2007–08 20 11 0 0 - 20 11
Total 20 11 0 0 - 20 11
Farul Constanța 2007–08 4 0 0 0 - 4 0
2008–09 24 0 1 0 - 25 0
2009–10 18 7 0 0 - 18 7
Total 46 7 1 0 - 47 7
Astra Giurgiu 2010–11 27 7 0 0 - 27 7
2011–12 30 10 2 1 - 32 11
2012–13 33 14 4 2 - 37 16
2013–14 3 3 0 0 6 1 9 4
2014–15 21 7 5 3 6 4 32 14
Total 114 41 11 6 12 5 137 52
Club Brugge (loan) 2013–14 8 1 1 0 - 9 1
Total 8 1 1 0 - 9 1
Sparta Prague 2015–16 24 8 6 1 16 5 46 14
2016–17 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 24 8 6 1 17 5 47 14
Ufa 2016–17 22 6 4 1 - 26 7
2017–18 17 0 0 0 - 17 0
2018–19 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
Total 41 6 4 1 3 0 48 7
Career Total 253 74 23 8 32 10 308 92

Honours[edit]

Astra Giurgiu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kehinde Fatai signs 3-year deal with Russian club Ufa, africanfootball.com
  2. ^ Player Card :: Kehinde Fatai - IMScouting
  3. ^ Welcome to Anwar-ul-islam College Old Students Association Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Ik wil via sterke prestaties lang bij Club blijven"
  5. ^ LA 52 DE ANI, ION MARIN A DEVENIT "TĂTICUL" A 4 NIGERIENI - Copiii lui Moş Marin
  6. ^ Faristul Kehinde Fatai a prins lotul Nigeriei pentru Mondialele Under-20
  7. ^ Dennis Şerban ia jucători de la Farul
  8. ^ "Kehinde Fatai voor 1 seizoen naar Club" (in Dutch). clubbrugge.be. 1 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Anderlecht se prend une claque à Bruges (4-0)" (in French). La Dernière Heure. 22 September 2013.
  10. ^ "KEHINDE FATAI JOINS CZECH CLUB SPARTA PRAGUE". African Football. 20 June 2015.
  11. ^ "I'm used to huge stadiums full of people, says marksman Fatai" (in Czech). iDNES. 22 October 2015.
  12. ^ Кехинде Фатаи перешел в «Уфу» (in Russian). FC Ufa. 12 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Кехинде Фатаи покидает ФК "Уфа" (Kehinde Fatai leaves FC Ufa)" (in Russian). FC Ufa. 14 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Fatai mai face un pas (Romanian)". fcastraploiesti.ro. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011.
  15. ^ "Sparta player Fatai will represent Romania, he said to the club magazine". iDNES.cz (in Czech). October 24, 2015.
  16. ^ "Fratele lui Kehinde Fatai este in probe la FCM Alexandria" [Kehinde Fatai's brother is on trial at FCM Alexandria] (in Romanian). teresport.ro. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Fratele lui Kehinde Fatai a ajuns la Tunari! Echipa lui Bratu s-a impus în amicalul cu Sportul Studențesc" [Kehinde Fatai's brother arrived at Tunari! Bratu's team won with Sportul Studenţesc] (in Romanian). ilfovsport.ro. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Fratele geamăn al lui Fatai dă probe în Zăvoi" [Fatai's twin brother is on trial in Zăvoi] (in Romanian). replicaonline.ro. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  19. ^ Kehinde Fatai at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata
  20. ^ Kehinde Fatai at RomanianSoccer.ro (in Romanian) and StatisticsFootball.com
  21. ^ "Farul, eliminata din Cupa Romaniei" [Farul, eliminated from the Romanian Cup] (in Romanian). ziuaconstanta.ro. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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