Kehinde Fatai

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Kehinde Fatai
Kehinde Fatai 2016.jpg
With Ufa in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kehinde Feyi Fatai
Date of birth (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Jos, Nigeria[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Ufa
Number 21
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)
2013–2014 Club Brugge (loan) 8 (1)
2015–2016 Sparta Prague 24 (8)
2016– FC Ufa 12 (4)
National team
2009 Nigeria U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2015

Kehinde Feyi Fatai (born 19 February 1990)[2] is a Nigerian born-Romanian professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Ufa, as a forward.

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 Farulu 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 lead 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]

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.[13]

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.[14]

Honours[edit]

Astra Giurgiu

References[edit]

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