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Levan Kenia

Levan Kenia
ლევან ყენია
Personal information
Full nameLevan Kenia
Date of birth (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birthTbilisi, Georgia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubFortuna Düsseldorf
Number10
Youth career
2004–2005Dinamo Tbilisi
2005–2007Lokomotivi Tbilisi
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2008Lokomotivi Tbilisi19(4)
2008Schalke 04 II2(0)
2009–2012Schalke 0411(0)
2012–2013Karpaty Lviv20(3)
2013–Fortuna Düsseldorf6(0)
National team
2006Georgia U-172(0)
2007–2008Georgia U-195(0)
2008–2012Georgia U-215(1)
2007–Georgia23(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2013

Levan Kenia (Georgian: ლევან ყენია; born 18 October 1990) is a Georgian footballer who currently plays for German club Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Club career

He joined Schalke 04 from Lokomotivi Tbilisi in January 2008, signing a contract with the club that runs until June 2012[1] Kenia made his debut for Schalke 04 against APOEL F.C. in a UEFA Cup match on 2 October 2008 coming on as a 65th minute substitute for Gerald Asamoah.[2] Formerly, Kenia trained for two weeks at the age of 14 with FC Barcelona.[3]

On 11 April 2009, Kenia made his Bundesliga debut for Schalke in a match against Karlsruher SC.[4]

On 14 August 2012, Kenia joined Ukrainian Premier League side FC Karpaty Lviv on a two-year contract. After spending one year in Ukraine, Kenia returned to Germany and signed contract with Fortuna Düsseldorf for two years. [5]

International career

He made his debut for the national team on 8 September 2007 against Ukraine, replacing Alexander Iashvili.[6] Georgia's former head coach Klaus Toppmöller said he had never before seen a player of his age with such accomplished technical abilities.[7] Kenia, along with fellow teenagers Levan Mchedlidze and Giorgi Makaridze, played in their UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying campaign starring in a 2–0 victory over Scotland.[8] Toppmöller praised Kenia, "Kenia was one of the best on the pitch."[9]

He scored his first international goal in 27 May 2008 against Estonia.[10]

Career statistics

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lokomotivi Tbilisi 2005-06 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2006-07 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
2007-08 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 19 4 0 0 0 0 19 4
Schalke 04 2008-09 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2009-10 10 0 2 1 0 0 12 1
2010-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11 0 2 1 1 0 14 1
Karpaty Lviv 2012-13 20 3 2 1 0 0 22 4
Total 20 3 2 1 0 0 22 4
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2013-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 50 7 4 2 1 0 55 9
(Last edit: 29 June 2013)

International goals

Levan Kenia: International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 1–1 1–1 Friendly Match
2 20 August 2008 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales  Wales 1–1 1–2 Friendly Match
3 6 September 2008 Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz, Germany  Republic of Ireland 1–2 1–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal

Levan is also the nephew of former SC Freiburg midfielder Georgi Kiknadze.

References

External links

  • fussballdaten.de (German)
  • FIFA competition record

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