Kekuta Manneh

Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
Kekuta Manneh
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Real Name: Kekuta Manneh
HT: 5' 9" WT: 140
Age: 22 (12/30/1994)
Birthplace: Bakau, Gambia
Hometown: Madiba Kunda, Gambia

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Vancouver on March 30, 2017.

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. He's notched 22 goals and added 12 assists in 98 games (60 starts) thus far in his MLS career, logging over 5500 minutes in the process. He appeared poised for a breakout season in 2016 before an injury derailed him for the second half of the year.

INTERNATIONAL: Manneh was called up to the Gambian U-20 national team in 2011 and 2014, but declined the latter selection due to injury. In 2017, after earning his US citizenship, he was called into US national team camp by Bruce Arena and is expected to play a part with the US going forward once FIFA paperwork clears.

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
2017Columbus Crew SC106251411252200
2017Vancouver Whitecaps FC3201360300000
2016Vancouver Whitecaps FC171351139236209610
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC32287242468233201130
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC29134119825422131420
2013Vancouver Whitecaps FC20667642381511410
Career Totals-111682461751322595454770
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