Player Details


Teenage Hadebe


5' 11"


163 lbs

Date of Birth

9.17.1995 (26)


Bulawayo, Zimbabwe



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player, International
Career Summary


Hadebe signed with the Dynamo as a Designated Player on June 28 on a full transfer from Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey’s Süper Lig. 

Height 6-2 

Weight 150 

Age 2

DOB 09/17/1995 

Nationality Zimbabwe 

Hometown Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 

2020 GP/GS 0/0 

Career MLS GP/GS 0/0 

Dynamo GP/GS 0/0 

2020/2021 SEASON (Yeni Malatyaspor - Turkish Süper Lig)  

Earned Turkish Süper Lig Team of the Week honors five times during the 2020/2021 season  

Scored two goals and tallied two assists in 30 appearances for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Süper Lig 

Earned two appearances for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Türkiye Kupasi (Turkish Cup) 

Made his first appearance of the season in a 1-1 draw with Göztepe on Sept. 18, 2020 

Earned his first start of the season in a 3-1 loss against Trabzonspor on Sept. 26, 2020 

Scored the game-winning goal and his first tally of the year in the 1-0 victory over Alanyaspor on April 17, 2021 

Scored his second goal of the season in a 4-0 victory over Caykur Rizespor on May 8, 2021 

Tallied an assist in the 1-1 draw with Hatayspor on May 11 

2019/2020 SEASON  (Yeni Malatyaspor - Turkish Süper Lig) 

Earned Süper Lig Team of the Season honors following his first year in Turley  

Tallied two assists in 30 appearances for Yeni Malatyaspor in his first season with the Turkish club 

Earned four appearances for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Türkiye Kupasi (Turkish Cup) 

Earned one appearance for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Europa League, a 90-minute shift in the 2-2 draw with  NK Olimpija on July 25, 2019 

Made his Süper Lig debut and tallied an assist in the 3-0 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir FK on Aug. 18, 2019 

2018/2019 SEASON (KAIZER CHIEFS - DStv Premiership)  

Finished with 13 appearances for the Kaizer Chiefs in the ABSA Premiership  

Represented the South African side in four matches at the CAF Confederation Cup  

Tallied one assist in five Nedbank Cup appearances for the Kaizer Chiefs  

Led the South African side to the Nedbank Cup final in 2019 against TS Galaxy FC 

Made his regular season debut in the 1-0 victory over Black Leopards on Nov. 7, 2018 

2017/2018 SEASON (KAIZER CHIEFS - DStv Premiership)   

Scored one goal in 13 appearances for the Kaizer Chiefs in the ABSA Premiership and finished with three appearances in the Nedbank Cup 

Made his Kaizer Chiefs debut and started in the 0-0 draw with AmaZulu FC on Nov. 22, 2017 

Scored his first goal for the South African side in the 1-0 victory over FS Stars on April 4, 2018 


Has represented Zimbabwe in 17 games and was first named to the senior roster in June 2015 as a 19-year-old 

Made his international debut in a 3-0 victory over Liberia on June 11, 2017 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualification match  


The Bulawayo, Zimbabwe native joins Houston after two seasons in Europe with Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey. The defender appeared in 60 games for the Turkish side and scored two goals in his last season with Yeni Malatyaspor. Hadebe earned Süper Lig Team of the Season honors following his first year with the club, and earned Turkish Süper Lig Team of the Week honors five times during the 2020/2021 season. The left-footed central defender also represented Yeni Malatyaspor in the UEFA Europa League against Olumpija from Slovenia in a tournament qualifier in 2019. 

Hadebe joined Yeni Maltyaspor after two seasons with Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa’s DStv Premiership from 2017-2019. The defender led the Chiefs to the Nedbank Cup final in 2019 and tallied an assist in the 2-0 victory over Cape Town City in the tournament quarterfinals. Hadebe also represented the South African side in the CAF Confederation Cup, earning four appearances through the second round.    

The 25-year-old began his career in his hometown of Bulawayo, making his debut as a 17-year-old with Bantu Tshintsha Guluva Rovers Football Club, where he played from 2012-2015. The defender remained in Bulawayo and joined Highlanders FC for a season and finished his career in Zimbabwe in 2017 with Chicken Inn FC.   


Internationally, Hadebe has earned 17 caps with the Zimbabwe Men’s National Team since making his debut as a 21-year-old in a 3-0 victory against Liberia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The defender has appeared in three of the four matches played by Zimbabwe in 2021. His last outing was a 90-minute shift in a 1-0 victory over Botswana on March 25 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10