Kekuta Manneh

Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Forward
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Real Name: Kekuta Manneh
HT: 5' 9" WT: 140
Age: 21 (12/30/1994)
Birthplace: Bakau, Gambia
Hometown: Madiba Kunda, Gambia

HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted fourth overall by Vancouver in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

PRONUNCIATION: keh-KOO-tuh MAH-NAY

One of the most dynamic young players in MLS, Manneh is a quick and agile winger with a nose for goal. Manneh's potential appears to be as high as any player in MLS, and there is considerable speculation he could be a future US national team player.

INTERNATIONAL: Manneh was called up to the Gambian U-20 national team in 2011 and 2014, but declined the latter selection due to injury.

OUTSIDE MLS: Manneh began his professional career in his native country of The Gambia in 2009 for Steve Biko FC, scoring 17 goals in 12 matches. After migrating to the United States in 2010, Manneh played for Austin Aztex in the USL PDL for the 2012 season. Won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with Vancouver, and also appeared in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League for the Whitecaps.

NOTES: Revealed in an interview that he maintains a residence in Washington state to facilitate eventual US citizenship, with the goal of playing for the US national team once he's qualified. Is the youngest player to date (18 years, 283 days) to score a hat trick in MLS.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Vancouver Whitecaps FC107164601385300
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC32287242468233201130
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC29134119825422131420
2013Vancouver Whitecaps FC20667642381511410
Career Totals-91541850321018778394260
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