Fikru Teferra

Fikru Teferra Lemessa (Amharic: ፍቅሩ ተፈራ ለሜሳ; born 24 January 1986) is an Ethiopian footballer who plays as a forward.

Fikru Teferra
Personal information
Full name Fikru Teferra Lamessa
Date of birth (1986-01-24) 24 January 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Adama City 1
2004–2006 St George 55 (26)
2006–2007 Orlando Pirates 19 (2)
2007–2009 Supersport United 46 (5)
2009 FK Mladá Boleslav 9 (0)
2010–2011 Supersport United 21 (4)
2011 KuPS 8 (0)
2012 Thanh Hóa 21 (3)
2013 Free State Stars 8 (1)
2013–2014 University of Pretoria 6 (0)
2014 Milano United 4 (0)
2014 Atlético de Kolkata 12 (5)
2015 Bidvest Wits 6 (1)
2015 Chennaiyin 11 (1)
2016–2017 Sheikh Russel KC ? (?)
2018 Highlands Park 6 (0)
2018 Mohammedan S.C. 2 (0)
National team
2004–2014 Ethiopia 30 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 January 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Teferra moved to the Czech first division club FK Mladá Boleslav on a three-year deal to stay in the Boleslav club, but was released from the contract before the end of his first season with the club. He signed a contract with South African ABSA Premiership outfit Supersport United in 2010, but was released in 2011. He was captain of the Ethiopian national football team that participated in the 2012 CECAFA Cup.

On 12 October 2014, Teferra made history by scoring the first goal in the Indian Super League, a 28th-minute shot from the edge of the penalty box in a 3–0 victory for Atlético de Kolkata over Mumbai City FC.[1] He also opened the scoring in their second match, a 2–0 win at NorthEast United.[2] On 25 October 2014, he was given a two match ban for headbutting Gregory Arnolin in a match against FC Goa.[3]

On 19 December 2014, it was reported that Teferra was released by Atletico de Kolkata due to a hamstring injury.[4]

A month later, on 22 January 2015, after trialing with Bidvest Wits F.C. of the South African Premiership, that Teferra had signed a six-month contract with the club.[5] He later signed for Chennaiyin FC in 2015 Indian Super League season. He made 11 appearances and he scored against Atlético de Kolkata.

Fikru signed 1-year contract with Bangladesh Premier League side Sheikh Russel KC for 10000 usd salary per month on 21 February 2016.[6] In March 2018 fikru joined Mohammedan SC of I-League 2nd division.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 17 December 2014[8]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mladá Boleslav 2009–10 Czech First League 9 0 9 0
Total 9 0 9 0
SuperSport United 2010–11 Premier Soccer League 21 0 4 0
Total 21 0 4 0
KuPS 2011 Veikkausliiga 8 0 1 0 9 0
Total 8 0 1 0 9 0
Thanh Hóa 2012 V.League 1 21 3 0 0 21 3
Total 21 3 0 0 21 3
Free State Stars 2012–13 Premier Soccer League 8 1 1 0 9 1
Total 8 1 1 0 9 1
University of Pretoria 2013–14 Premier Soccer League 6 0 1 0 7 0
Total 6 0 1 0 7 0
University of Pretoria 2013–14 National First Division 4 0 2 0 6 0
Total 4 0 2 0 6 0
Atlético Kolkata 2014 Indian Super League 12 5 0 0 12 5
Total 12 5 0 0 12 5
Chennaiyin FC 2015 Indian Super League 11 1 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 11 1
Mohammedan 2017 I-League 2nd Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 5 12 5
Career total 89 8 5 0 94 9

HonoursEdit

St George
Atlético de Kolkata
Chennaiyin FC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-Liverpool stars Luis Garcia and Josemi start as Atletico de Kolkata win first Indian Super League clash against Mumbai City". Associated Press. 12 October 2014.
  2. ^ "ISL: 10-man Atletico de Kolkata outshine NorthEast United FC 2-0". India Today. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "ISL announces ruling on incidents from FC Goa vs Atlético de Kolkata fixture". Indian Super League. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  4. ^ "ISL: Atletico de Kolkata release striker Fikru". Times of India. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ May, Edward. "Official: Fikru seals Bidvest Wits move". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Mohammedan Sporting replace Willis Plaza with Fikru Teferra ahead of 2nd Division I-League". 5 March 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Soccerway profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 November 2014.

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