Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis
Kevin Ellis
Kevin Ellis
Defender
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Real Name: Kevin Ellis
HT: 5' 9" WT: 160
Homegrown Player
Age: 25 (06/30/1991)
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Hometown: Kansas City, MO

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a Homegrown Player contract on February 18, 2011, becoming the second Homegrown player in club history. Re-signed with club on December 13, 2016.

A backup centerback in 2017, Ellis had a breakout season with his hometown club in 2014, logging 21 appearances in all competitions. He followed that up with 27 MLS appearances in 2015. A spot starter in 2016, the Sporting KC academy product again promises to offer quality contributions off the bench in 2017, including a knack for scoring the occasional goal (he has five entering 2017).

COLLEGE: Ellis attended Barton County Community College, where he led the school to back-to-back Region VI championships and NJCAA national tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. He started at forward and transitioned to defense during his time there. His 34 goals and 80 points in the two-year career are an all-time school record.

PERSONAL: Has a twin brother. Nicknamed "Dani Alves."


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Sporting Kansas City3302700103000
2016Sporting Kansas City141019531738010
2015Sporting Kansas City272642335111731250
2014Sporting Kansas City20160153836122030
2013Sporting Kansas City2101130104000
2012Sporting Kansas City00000000000
2011Sporting Kansas City00000000000
Career Totals-6656552095261168290
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