Sita-Taty Matondo

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Sita-Taty Matondo
Personal information
Full name Sita-Taty Matondo
Date of birth (1984-12-28) December 28, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position midfielder
Youth career
Panellinios
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Montreal Impact 19 (4)
2004 Åtvidabergs FF 4 (0)
2005 Montreal Impact 1 (0)
2005 Toronto Lynx 18 (2)
2006 Vancouver Whitecaps 21 (3)
2007–2008 Montreal Impact 32 (0)
2007Trois-Rivières Attak (loan) 1 (0)
2009 Lasalle-Lakeshore United
Total 64 (8)
National team
2002–2003 Canada U-20 10 (1)
2003 Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sita-Taty Matondo (born December 28, 1984 in Kinshasa, Zaire) is a Congolese-born Canadian former soccer player who played the majority of his career in Quebec with clubs in the Ligue de Soccer Elite Quebec, USL A-League/First Division, and Canadian Soccer League. He also played abroad in the Superettan, and represented Canada at the international level.

Career[edit]

Matondo began his career with Panellinios in the Ligue de Soccer Elite Quebec, where he received the Defender of the Year award, and the Fair-Play award in 1999.In 2003, he signed for the Montreal Impact of the USL A-League.[1]He scored his first goal against Calgary Storm on June 1, 2003 in a 4-0 win. He ended his first pro season with four goals in 21 games.[2] After a successful season with Montreal he was signed by Åtvidabergs FF of the Superettan, where he appeared in four games.[3][4]

He returned to the Impact in 2005 playing only in one match.[5]After experiencing a shortage of playing time with Motreal he was traded to the Toronto Lynx along with Abraham Francois for Ali Gerba.[6] He made his debut on May 28, 2005 against the Puerto Rico Islanders.[7]He recorded his first goal for the club on June 26, 2005 against Charleston Battery, where he was named man of the match.[8]During the 2005 season he scored two goals and added two assists.

The Vancouver Whitecaps acquired him for the 2006 USL season, where he helped the Caps win the USL First Division Championship by beating the Rochester Raging Rhinos to a score of 3-0 which he scored the third goal to clinch the title.[9] He finished the season with three goals and also helped Vancouver win the Cascadia Cup. On April 11, 2007 he was acquired by the Impact from Vancouver in return for forward Jason McLaughlin.[10] During the 2007 season he was loaned to the Impact's farm team Trois-Rivières Attak of the Canadian Soccer League.[11] He made his debut for the club on August 18, 2007 in a match against the Italia Shooters in a 0-0 tie.[12] He also appeared for the club in the postseason featuring in both the quarterfinal and semifinal matches.[13] In the semi-finals match he contributed by assisting a goal to Nicolas Lesage, but unfortunately wasn't enough to win the match as the Serbian White Eagles FC held on to their 2-1 lead.[14]

On December 2, 2008 the Montreal Impact announced that Matondo along with Gayson Gregory, were released from their contracts.[15] In 2009, he returned to Ligue de Soccer Elite Quebec to play with Lasalle-Lakeshore United.[16]

International career[edit]

Matondo represented Canada internationally as a member of the U20, U23 teams. He was a member of the Canada U-20 squad that qualified for the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[17]He made his senior debut for the Canada national team on January 18, 2003, in a friendly match against the United States.[18][19] Matondo played futsal at the QCSL World Cup in 2010.[20]

Honors[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer - L'Impact engage Sita-Taty Matondo et Chris Williams". Le Devoir (in French). 2003. ISSN 0319-0722. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Sita-Taty Matondo | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Tati avec Åtvidabergs FF - Impact Soccer". www.impactsoccer.com (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Landslagsman klar för ÅFF". 2004-09-23. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  5. ^ Vallée, Patrick. "Sita-Taty Matondo is back with the Impact". 
  6. ^ Nutt, Dave. "LYNX ACQUIRE TWO FROM IMPACT!". www.torontolynx.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20. [dead link]
  7. ^ Nutt, David. "May 28, 2005 USL Toronto Lynx vs Puerto Rico Islanders (from Lynx media release)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  8. ^ Vincent, Donovan. "June 26, 2005 USL Toronto Lynx vs Charleston Battery (from Toronto Star)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Toronto Star. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Members of 2006 USL First Division championship 'Caps to be honoured on Friday at BC Place". 
  10. ^ Vallée, Patrick. "Impact acquires forward Sita-Taty Matondo". 
  11. ^ "Attak FC". 2007-11-06. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  12. ^ Miller, Mike (August 18, 2007). "Aug 18, 2007 CSL Trois Rivieres vs Italia Shooters (from insidesoccer.ca)". Rocket Robin's Home Page. insidesoccer.ca. 
  13. ^ "DEFENDING CHAMPIONS ITALIA ELIMINATED". Rocket Robin's Home Page. CSL media release. October 13, 2007. 
  14. ^ Glover, Robin (October 21, 2007). "Result of the Sunday October 21, 2007 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and Trois-Rivieres Attak played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 5:00pm. This was the second semi-final of the CSL Championship playoffs". Rocket Robin's Home Page. 
  15. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". 2011-09-18. Archived from the original on 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  16. ^ Ligue Elite 2010-2011
  17. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  18. ^ "Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  19. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Sita-Taty Matondo". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  20. ^ QCSL World Cup - Sita Tati Matondo