Nevi Gebreselasie

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Nevi Gebreselasie
Personal information
Full name Nevi Ghebremeskez Gebreselasie
Place of birth Eritrea
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Western Strikers 3 (0)
2011–2013 White City Woodville 24 (8)
2013 Adelaide Cobras 6 (0)
2014 Adelaide Olympic 19 (4)
2016 Northern Demons 10 (4)
National team
2009 Eritrea ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 September 2011

Nevi Gebreselasie is an Eritrean footballer who last played for Adelaide Cobras.

Club career[edit]

In 2011, he signed with FFSA Super League club Western Strikers after being granted refugee status by the Australian government.[1] He later signed for FFSA Premier League side White City Woodville scoring 3 goals in 5 games.

International career[edit]

He played in the 2009 CECAFA Cup in Kenya, appearing in the 2-1 group match defeat to Rwanda.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Whilst competing in the 2009 CECAFA Cup in Kenya he was part of the Eritrea national football team which failed to return home after competing in the regional tournament in Nairobi.[3] After receiving political asylum from the Australian government, the team moved to Adelaide, Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/out-of-africa-its-a-whole-new-ball-game/story-e6frecj3-1226036645661 Out of Africa, it's a whole new ball game
  2. ^ Okinyo, Collins (4 December 2009). "Rwanda through to Quarter Finals". michezo net. Retrieved 16 December 2009. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/football/12/15/football.cecafa.eritrea.kenya/index.html 12 Eritrean soccer players sought in Kenya