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Levan Kenia



Levan Kenia (Georgian: ლევან ყენია; born 18 October 1990) is a Georgian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.

Levan Kenia
ლევან ყენია
Personal information
Full name Levan Kenia
Date of birth 18 October 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Tbilisi, Georgia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
2004–2005 Dinamo Tbilisi
2005–2007 Lokomotive Tbilisi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Lokomotive Tbilisi 19 (4)
2008 Schalke 04 II 2 (0)
2009–2012 Schalke 04 11 (0)
2012–2013 Karpaty Lviv 20 (3)
2013–2014 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 (0)
2014–2017 Slavia Prague 31 (3)
2017–2018 Lokomotive Tbilisi 3 (0)
2018–2019 Dudelange 11 (1)
2019–2020 Saburtalo 9 (0)
National team
2006 Georgia U-17 2 (0)
2007–2008 Georgia U-19 5 (0)
2008–2012 Georgia U-21 5 (1)
2007– Georgia 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:59, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2017

Contents


Club career

He joined Schalke 04 from Lokomotivi Tbilisi in January 2008, signing a contract with the club that ran 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 a contract with Fortuna Düsseldorf for two years.[5]

At Düsseldorf however he could never fulfill the expectations. Signed as the playmaker, he played only eleven games during the 2013–14 season. In the second half of the campaign he even earned just a single cap playing four minutes. On 1 July 2014, according to previous rumors, it was announced that his contract was dissolved.[6]

In the summer of 2018, he joined a Luxembourgian club Dudelange.[7]


International career

He made his debut for the national team on 8 September 2007 against Ukraine, replacing Alexander Iashvili.[8] Georgia's former head coach Klaus Toppmöller said he had never before seen a player of his age with such accomplished technical abilities.[9] 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.[10] Toppmöller praised Kenia, "Kenia was one of the best on the pitch."[11]

He scored his first international goal on 27 May 2008 against Estonia.[12]


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 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Total 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 61 7 5 2 1 0 67 9
(Last edit: 25 July 2014)

International goals

As of match played 27 May 2016. Georgia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kenia goal.[13]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia 9  Estonia 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 20 August 2008 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales 11  Wales 1–1 2–1 Friendly
3 6 September 2008 Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz, Germany 12  Republic of Ireland 1–2 1–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 27 May 2016 ASKÖ Stadion, Wels, Austria 27  Slovakia 1–3 1–3 Friendly

Personal life

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


References

  1. ^ "Levan Kenia Signs With Schalke 04" . Geofootball. 6 January 2008. Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Schalke 04 1 – 1 Apoel Nicosia" . ESPN. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Magath: Sein erster Härtetest" (in German). kicker.de. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Knappen landen wichtigen 2:0-Arbeitssieg gegen den Karlsruher SC" (in German). FC Schalke 04. Archived from the original on 9 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Levan Kenia kommt zur Fortuna" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf.
  6. ^ "Levan Kenia und Fortuna Düsseldorf gehen getrennte Wege" (in German). derwesten.de. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Kenia profile by F81" (in French). Dudelange. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Georgia 1-1 Ukraine" . Sky Sports. 8 September 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  9. ^ "ISP Exclusive: World's Top 30 Young Talents" . Iran Sports Press. 24 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  10. ^ Clive Lindsay (17 October 2007). "Georgia 2-0 Scotland" . BBC. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  11. ^ "Schalke capture Georgian wunderkind" . UEFA.com. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  12. ^ Lasha Chankvetadze (30 May 2008). "Estonia 1-1 Georgia" . Geofootball.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  13. ^ "L. Kenia" . Soccerway. Retrieved 27 May 2016.

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