Marshall Munetsi

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Marshall Munetsi
Personal information
Full name Marshall Nyasha Munetsi
Date of birth (1996-06-22) 22 June 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Zimbabwe
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Reims
Number 15
Youth career
Friendly Academy
Blue Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Ubuntu Cape Town 22 (1)
2016–2017 Baroka 26 (2)
2017–2019 Orlando Pirates 28 (0)
2019– Reims 1 (0)
National team
2018– Zimbabwe 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Marshall Nyasha Munetsi (born 22 June 1996) is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for French club Reims and the Zimbabwe national team.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Munetsi was signed by South African National First Division side F.C. Cape Town in July 2015. The team released a statement saying that he was "...in the mould of a typical Yaya Touré. Big‚ strong‚ mobile and a good passer of the ball."[2] He made his professional debut on 26 September 2015 during a 3-1 loss to Black Leopards, and scored his first goal in a derby match against Milano United on 16 April 2016, where it ended up being the winning goal in a 1-0 game.[3]

He attended trials with the Orlando Pirates, a team in the Premier Division, in December 2015.[4][5]

In June 2019 it was announced that he would sign for French club Reims, signing a four-year deal.[6]

International career[edit]

Munetsi was called up to the national team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 10 September 2019[8]
Zimbabwe
Year Apps Goals
2018 9 0
2019 8 1
Total 17 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.[8]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2019 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Somalia 1–0 3–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Zimbabwe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe - M. Munetsi - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Said, Nick (24 July 2015). "Zimbabwean midfielder Munetsi 'in the mould of a Yaya Toure'". The Times. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "More twists in the NFD tale". Premier Soccer League. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Bucs Give Two African Beasts' Teens A Trial". Soccer Laduma. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  5. ^ Fakude, Ernest (5 January 2016). "Orlando Pirates undecided on Nyasha 'Marshall' Munetsi". Kickoff. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  6. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (13 June 2019). "Zimbabwe's Marshall Munetsi gets his chance in Europe with Reims". BBC.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe name final squad". cafonline.com. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b Marshall Munetsi at National-Football-Teams.com

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