Levan Kenia is a new player of FC Karpaty

One of the most talented players of the former USSR states Levan Kenia from Georgia has become new signing of FC Karpaty.

Mr Kenia will play for Karpaty for at least 2,5 years. The midfielder has chosen jersey number 20.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
• Date of birth: 18th October 1990
• Place of birth: Tbilisi (Georgia, former USSR)
• Height – 176 cm, weight – 70 kg.

SENIOR CAREER:
• 2006 – 2008 Lokomotivi (Tbilisi, Georgia) – 15 appearances (4 goals)
• 2008 – 2012 Schalke 04 (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) – 11 appearances (0 goals)

NATIONAL TEAM:
Levan played 4 matches and scored 1 goal for Georgia national under-21 football team. For the Georgia national tean he played 19 matches and scored 3 goals. Mr Kenia made his debut for the country’s main team on 8th September 2007 in the qualification match for EURO-2008 against Ukraine (1:1). In the 61st minute he replaced Iashvili. At the time, then the head coach of the Georgia national team Klaus Toppmöller called Kenia the best young player of the country.

REFERENCE:
Levan Kenia debuted in the Georgian championship at the age of 16. Then Schalke 04 from Gelsenkirchen paid attention to the player. Initially the midfielder played for reserve team but then he was promoted to the main team. Levan had some health problems due to injuries. In this regard the Georgian had to undergo several operations and miss few football seasons. In early July this year Kenia transferred to FC Zenit (St. Petersburg, Russia), for which he played several friendly matches. However the Georgian did not sign a contract with the Russian club.


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