Kekuta Manneh Biography

( 1994 - )
December 16, 2018
First published on:December 16, 2018
by Jorge

Facts of Kekuta Manneh

Date of Birth: 1994, December 30
Age: 25 years old
Birth Nation: Gambia
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Kekuta Manneh
Birth Place Bakau, The Gambia
Famous Name Kekuta Manneh
Horoscope Capricorn
Mother Fatima Manneh
Net Worth over six digit figure
Weight 66 kg
Nationality American/Gambian
Ethnicity African
Profession FOOTBALLER
Currently Working For FC St. Gallen
Squad No 19

Kekuta Manneh is a professional footballer from Gambia who plays in the Swiss Super League for FC St. Gallen. In his footballing career, he represented different teams such as Steve Biko, Austin Aztex, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Columbus Crew SC, and Pachuca.

 

Baku-born Kekuta Manneh was named the 9th fastest footballer in the world. As of 2017, he earned $138,875 as a base salary, including $168,375 guaranteed. 

Kekuta Manneh Early Life

Manneh was born on 30 December 1994 in Bakau, The Gambia. As per his nationality, he holds both American and Gambian citizenship and belongs to the African ethnic group. Further, his star sign is CapricornIn addition, he was raised by her single mother, Fatima Manneh.

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Manneh began his career in the Gambia at several youth academies, including the Gilcock Academy, before moving to the GFA League First Division, the nation's top league. Later in his early career, he played for Texas Rush before playing for Lonestar SC as a youth player. 

Kekuta Manneh Net Worth And Salary

As of 2018, his market value is of 800 thousand euro. Kekuta so far has made earning of  $623,250 from his entire footballing career. In addition, he has an estimated net worth over six digits figure.

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Some of his past earnings and contracts are:

YEAR TEAM SALARY GUARANTEED SALARY
2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC $55,000 $84,500
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC $70,000 $99,500
2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC $84,275 $113,875
2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC $127,500 $157,000
2017 Columbus Crew $138,875 $168,375

In addition, Manneh's salary details of 2018 are still not available in media. 

Kekuta Manneh Professional Career

Manneh played for the Steve Biko Football Club of the GFA League First Division, the highest level of football in the Gambia, before coming to the United States in 2010. In 2009, Manneh helped the club to finish second in the league with 17 goals in 12 matches.

CAPTION: Kekuta Manneh SOURCE: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

In January 2013, Manneh was selected fourth overall by Vancouver Whitecaps FC. In order to draft Manneh, Vancouver made a trade with Toronto FC involving swapping picks and allocation money. He played from the year 2013 to 2017 for Vancouver Whitecaps FC, scoring 22 goals in 101 appearances. 

Manneh was traded to Columbus Crew SC in a swap deal involving  Tony Tchani on 30 March 2017.

Manneh joined Mexican club Pachuca on 26 December 2017 and was subsequently traded to  Swiss Super League club FC St. Gallen in late June 2018. 

Further, he has represented Gambia's U20 national squad. In addition, Manneh has also made a place in the roster of United States squad but has not made an appearance for the team yet.

Kekuta Manneh Personal Life

The pacy winger has a height of 5 feet 9 inch and weighs around 66 kg. Further, he hasn't talked about his personal life in media. So there aren't any details about his likely wife or girlfriend yet.

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CAPTION: Kekuta Manneh representing USA SOURCE: Soka25east

Manneh earned his U.S. citizenship in 2016. While playing for Canada's Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Manneh currently resides in  U.S. Point Roberts, Washington to fulfill his U.S. citizenship residence requirements.


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