Kenny Tete

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Kenny Tete
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Tete in 2016
Personal information
Full name Kenny Tete
Date of birth (1995-10-09) 9 October 1995 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2005 Zeeburgia
2005–2013 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Jong Ajax 55 (4)
2013–2017 Ajax 31 (0)
2017– Lyon 30 (1)
2018– Lyon B 2 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 5 (0)
2013–2014 Netherlands U19 4 (0)
2014 Netherlands U20 2 (0)
2015–2016 Netherlands U21 3 (0)
2015– Netherlands 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2018

Kenny Tete (born 9 October 1995) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a right back for Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1, and for the Netherlands national team.

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Tete was born in Amsterdam where he grew up and played for AFC DWS and AVV Zeeburgia before he was recruited into the Ajax Academy in 2005 at age 10.[2] The 2011–12 season saw Tete playing for the Ajax B1 team, the second highest youth level in the academy, as a right back, and helping his side to clinch the B-Juniors Eredivisie title.[3] He signed his first professional contract with Ajax on 20 July 2012, binding him to the Amsterdam club until 30 June 2015. He spent his first year as a professional playing for the Ajax A1 youth team, without receiving any call-ups to the first team.[4] The following season saw Tete, alongside fellow academy player Riechedly Bazoer, receive his first call-up to the first team which participated in the pre-season training camp in Austria.[5] Tete appeared in his first match for the first team in a pre-season friendly match against SDC Putten on 29 June 2013.[6] The match ended in a 4–1 away victory for Ajax, with Tete coming on as a substitute for Ruben Ligeon in the 45th minute.[7]

He made his professional debut that season in the Eerste Divisie, the 2nd tier of professional football in the Netherlands, playing for the recently promoted reserves team Jong Ajax, in what would be the team's first-ever appearance in that division, against Telstar on 5 August 2013. The match ended in a 2–0 victory for Jong Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA.[8] Having appeared on the bench for the first team during the 2013–14 season, it wasn't until the second half of the 2014–15 season that Tete would make his debut for the first team in an official match, appearing in the 1–0 home loss to AZ Alkmaar on 5 February 2015 as a 69th-minute substitute.[9]

In 2017, Tete was acquired by French side Olympique Lyon.

International career[edit]

On 25 October 2011, Tete made his debut for the Netherlands national under-17 team in a UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying match against Bosnia and Herzegovina, which ended in a 3–0 win for the Dutch.[10] He made two further appearances during the qualifying rounds but was not included in the final 22-man squad which clinched the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Slovakia.[11]

Tete received his first under-19 call-up when he was named in the squad for the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He appeared in all three group stage matches. The team defeated hosts Lithuania 3–2 in the opening match[12] but lost their next two matches against Portugal and Spain, failing to advance past the group stage.[13]

Tete received his first call up to the senior Netherlands team in August 2015.[14] Tete played his first cap for the Dutch national team on 10 October against Kazakhstan.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Tete was born and raised in Amsterdam to a father from Mozambique and a mother from Indonesia. His father Miguel Tete had relocated to the Netherlands with his family at age 5 during the Mozambican War of Independence, and is a former European heavyweight kickboxing champion, who works at The Bulldog coffeeshop on the Leidseplein in downtown Amsterdam.[16][17] In December 2015 Tete was arrested after a brawl at an Amsterdam coffee-shop and charged with alleging police officers and resisting arrest.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of matches played 15 September 2018[19][20][21]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong Ajax 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 26 0 0 0
2014–15 24 2 0 0
2015–16 1 0 0 0
2016–17 4 2 0 0
Total 55 4 55 4
Ajax 2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015–16 21 0 1 0 9 0 31 0
2016–17 5 0 3 0 11 1 19 0
Total 31 0 4 0 20 1 55 1
Lyon 2017–18 Ligue 1 22 1 4 0 1 0 4 0 31 1
2018–19 8 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 14 0
Total 30 1 5 0 3 0 7 0 45 1
Lyon B 2018–19 National 2 2 0 2 0
Career total 118 5 9 0 3 0 27 1 155 6

International[edit]

As of matches played on 1 March 2019[19][22][23]
Netherlands
Year Apps Goals
2015 0 0
2016 4 0
2017 2 0
2018 5 0
Total 11 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax[24]

International[edit]

Netherlands under-17[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Tete profile". Soccerway.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Ajax legt jeugdspeler Kenny Tete vast". Ajaxinside.nl. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. ^ "B junioren Eredivisie seizoen 2011/'12" (PDF). KNVB.nl. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Jeugdspeler Tete tekent contract". Ajax Showtime. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Ajax op weg naar Oostenrijk". AT5. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Kenny Tete: "Moet niet te hard van stapel lopen"". Ajax1.nl. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Ajax wint eerste oefenwedstrijd van SDC Putten: 1-4". Ajax F-Side. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Jong Ajax 2-0 Telstar". ESPN.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Ajax 0-1 AZ". Soccerway.nl. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Oranje onder-17 verslaat Frankrijk 1-0". KNVB.nl. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Stan Bijl en Kenny Tete vallen af". OnsOranje. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Onder 19 wint in Blessuretijd". KNVB.nl. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Wijzigingen voorlopige EK Selectie Onder 19". KNVB.nl. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  14. ^ "Blind names first Netherlands squad: Tete, Riedewald and Anita included". football-oranje.com. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Kazakhstan 1-2 Netherlands". BBC. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  16. ^ "'Met donkere jongens heb ik altijd een snelle klik'". de Volkskrant. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Vader geeft Tete veilig gevoel: "Als ik in de stad uitga, weet hij waar ik ben"". Ajax Primeur. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Ajax defender Kenny Tete arrested after Amsterdam brawl". The Times of India. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  19. ^ a b "K. Tete". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Kenny Tete - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.
  21. ^ "Kenny TETE - Football : la fiche de Kenny TETE (Lyon)". worldfootball.net (in French). Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Kenny Tete International". Voetbalstats.nl.
  23. ^ "Kenny Tete". National-Football-Teams.com.
  24. ^ a b "Kenny Tete - Career Honours". Soccerway.
  25. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.

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