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Emiliano TADE

Date of birth: 3 Mar 1988
Height: 176cm
Weight: 70kg
Position: Forward
Rep. Honours: None
Previous Clubs: Team Wellington, Mitre (ARG), Central United
Birth place: Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina
Shirt No: 20

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Tade's story is every bit as interesting as anyone who has dared to dream of an overseas adventure experience only for it to lead to the unexpected fulfillment of childhood dreams.

The Argentine arrived in New Zealand in 2007-08 as a backpacker and picked up a job as a dishwasher at a restaurant before he decided to try his luck at Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship.

Tade immediately caught the eye with his uncanny finishing ability in front of goal and in tandem with Luis Corrales, wrought havoc amongst defences in the competition.

He signed for Auckland City FC in the 2011-12 season but had to wait patiently behind Daniel Koprivcic, Corrales and Manel Exposito, before making his own impact in Navy Blue.

A constant goal threat in every campaign, Tade came into his own during the 2014-15 season when he played a key role in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 adventure.

Offered a professional contract as a result of his performances back in his homeland of Argentina with Mitre, Tade departed New Zealand temporarily only to return for the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

Capable of playing in either midfield or as a forward, Tade's improvement  seems to know no limit as the club continues to compete for domestic, regional and international recognition.

Not surprisingly Tade believes Diego Armando Maradona to be the greatest player of all time but adds team-mate Enaut Zubikarai as his favourite player on the domestic scene. 

His objective for the 2017-18 season is to improve on last year's performances and beat Angel Berlanga at Chess. 


OFC Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg

Sunday 29 April 2018, Kiwitea Street, KO: 12.30pm NZST

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