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Emrah Klimenta

Position: Defender
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Born: February 13, 1991 in Rozaje, Montenegro
Hometown: Rozaje, Montenegro
Previous Club: Bay Area Rosal
College: n/a

Emrah Klimenta

Career

2016: Appeared in 20 matches for Republic FC in all competitions, including 14 USL matches before suffering a season-ending knee injury on July 2 ... Scored two goals, tying his career high and recorded two assists, most among Republic FC defenders ... Recorded his third consecutive season with at least 1,000 USL minutes played ... Earned USL Team of the Week honors for his performance in Week 7 ... Earned his first international call-up when he played with the Montenegro National Team from May 19-31.

2015: Appeared in a club-high 34 matches in all competitions for Republic FC, including 26 USL matches … Recorded four assists in USL play, second most on the club … Scored one goal in USL play and added another in the U.S. Open Cup … Recorded an assist in back-to-back matches against Tulsa Roughnecks FC (8/29) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9/6) … Led the club in all competition (2,961) and USL minutes (2,321) … Was one of three players to record back-to-back 2,000 minute USL seasons … Tied fellow defender Mickey Daly for the club lead in USL matches started and played (26) … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in week 5 and was Honorable Mention in week 4.

2014: Earned a contract after competing in open tryouts … Appeared in 33 matches for Republic FC, starting 30 … Scored three goals including the only goal in a 1-0 win versus Arizona United SC on June 26 … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in week 15 and 23.

2013: Appeared in 12 matches for indoor team, Bay Area Rosal … Had 23 goals and seven assists.

2011-2012: Moved to the Bay Area Ambassadors, an NPSL team … Helped the team make the NPSL Finals in 2012.

2010: Transfered to FC Ingolstalt 04, a German club … Helped the team achieve promotion to 2. Bundesliga.

2009: Played for MŠK Ĺ˝ilina, a Slovak team that plays in the Slovak Super Liga … Helped the team get to the Super Liga Finals.

Personal:

Emrah was born to Jakup and Zekija Klimenta … Has a sister, Sejla… Has the nickname “Eki”… Enjoys playing basketball, going to the movies, playing FIFA and hanging out with friends … Has been to more than 12 countries … Favorite non-soccer sport is basketball … Can speak four languages Serbian, English, German and French.

USL Stats

Season GP GS G A Pts. Mins. F C E Shots SOG
2016 14 14 2 2 6 1,170 12 1 0 10 2
2015 26 26 1 4 6 2,321 18 2 0 34 9
2014 26 23 2 0 4 2,156 35 2 0 23 0
Totals 66 63 5 6 16 5,647 65 5 0 67 11

USL Cup Playoff Stats

Season GP GS G A Pts. Mins. F C E Shots SOG
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 1 1 0 0 0 90 1 0 0 1 1
2014 3 3 0 0 0 270 1 1 0 3 0
Totals 4 4 0 0 0 360 2 1 0 4 1

All Competition Stats

Season GP GS G A Pts. Mins. F C E Shots SOG
2016 20 18 2 2 6 1,530 15 1 0 13 4
2015 34 33 2 4 8 2,961 24 3 0 45 14
2014 33 30 3 0 6 2,786 37 3 0 35 0
Totals 87 81 7 6 20 7,277 76 7 0 93 18

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