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William Etchu Tabi (born November 13, 1982)[1] is a Cameroonian footballer, who is a Player-coach who played in the Elite One, Argentine Primera División, Süper Lig, Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian First Football League, Iran Football's 2nd Division, and the Canadian Soccer League.[2]

William Etchu Tabi
Personal information
Full name William Etchu Tabi
Date of birth (1982-11-13) November 13, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Mamfe, Cameroon
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Sable FC 17 (6)
2001–2003 San Lorenzo 22 (0)
2003 Samsunspor 2 (0)
2004–2006 Široki Brijeg ? (?)
2006–2007 Posušje 17 (0)
2007–2008 Šibenik 21 (0)
2008–2009 Croatia Sesvete 11 (0)
2009 Zrinjski Mostar 5 (0)
2010 Iskra Zelina 14 (0)
2010–2011 Aluminium Hormozgan ? (?)
2011–2012 Kustošija ? (?)
2012 London City
2013–2015 Burlington SC
National team
1999 Cameroon U20 19 (5)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Burlington SC (player/coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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CareerEdit

Etchu Tabi started his career in his native land with Sable FC. In 2001, he went overseas to sign with Argentinian giants San Lorenzo. After one season in Turkey with Samsunspor, he traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to sign with NK Široki Brijeg.[3]

Tabi would have a successful career in Bosnian and Herzegovina and Croatian football. Where he played in the top leagues for both countries. He played for several clubs from these countries most notable with NK Široki Brijeg, HŠK Zrinjski Mostar and NK Šibenik.[4][5] During his time with Siroki Brijeg he played in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup against FC Basel.[6]

In 2012, he went overseas to Canada to sign with London City of the Canadian Soccer League. In 2013, he was appointed the player coach for expansion franchise Burlington SC.[7][8] He coached the club for three seasons, and qualified the team for the playoffs for two seasons reaching the quarterfinals each season.

InternationalEdit

He was also part of the Cameroon U-20 team at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The African Champions League 2000
  2. ^ Burlington's new CSL team still waiting to play first game
  3. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "Siroki Brijeg 2004-05". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  4. ^ "William Tabi". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  5. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "HNK Sibenik 2007-08". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  6. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Europa League 2005/06 - History - Široki Brijeg-Basel – UEFA.com". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  7. ^ BURLINGTON S.C.:
  8. ^ Glover, Robin. "June 9, 2013 CSL--Brampton City United vs Burlington SC (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  9. ^ William Etchu Tabi at Zerozero
  10. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - William TABI". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19.

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