Niko Kata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Niko Kata
Personal information
Full name Senga Nicolás Kata Martínez
Date of birth (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Playing position Midfielder, forward
Club information
Current team
Real Unión
Number 2
Youth career
2007–2011 Unificación Bellvitge
2011–2012 L'Hospitalet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Dinàmic Batlló 33 (27)
2013–2014 Viladecans 29 (5)
2014–2015 Santboià 33 (13)
2015–2017 Gavà 62 (13)
2017–2018 Atlético Saguntino 32 (3)
2018–2019 Extremadura 0 (0)
2018–2019SS Reyes (loan) 17 (0)
2019 Valencia Mestalla 6 (0)
2019– Real Unión 1 (0)
National team
2016– Equatorial Guinea 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2019

Senga Nicolás Kata Martínez (born 15 January 1993), known as Niko Kata, is a Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer who plays as a midfielder for Segunda División B club Real Unión the Equatorial Guinea national team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, to a Congolese father and an Equatoguinean mother, Kata finished his formation with CE L'Hospitalet. After failing to make a competitive appearance for the side, he made his senior debut with Dinàmic Batlló Esportiu in the regional leagues, scoring 27 goals in only 33 appearances.[1]

In 2013 Kata joined UD Viladecans,[2] and featured regularly before moving to FC Santboià.[3] After contributing with 13 goals but missing out promotion in the play-offs, he signed for Tercera División club CF Gavà on 19 June 2015.[4]

On 10 July 2017, Kata signed for Atlético Saguntino in Segunda División B.[5]

International career[edit]

Eligible for Spain, Congo DR and Equatorial Guinea, Kata opted to represent the latter. He made his debut for them on 11 October 2016 starting in a friendly against Lebanon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niko Kata's 2012–2013 league stats at Catalan Football Federation website (Catalan)
  2. ^ "Dues terceres oposades" [Two opposing thirds] (in Catalan). L'Esportiu. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Anàlisis equip per equip de la #1cat2" [Analysis per team of the #1cat2] (in Catalan). El Travesser. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Un refuerzo para la delantera y un retorno inesperado" [An addition for the forward line and an unexpected return] (in Spanish). Blog CF Gavà. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Niko Kata, nuevo jugador del Atlético Saguntino" [Niko Kata, new player of Atlético Saguntino] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

External links[edit]