Commins Menapi

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Commins Menapi
Personal information
Full name Commins Menapi
Date of birth (1977-09-18)18 September 1977
Place of birth Lata,Temotu Province, Solomon Islands[1]
Date of death 18 November 2017(2017-11-18) (aged 40)
Place of death Honiara, Solomon Islands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Marist 8 (15)
1999–2000 Nelson Suburbs 3 (0)
2000–2003 Sydney United 66 (19)
2003 Marist 0 (0)
2004–2006 JP Su'uria 0 (0)
2006–2007 YoungHeart Manawatu 21 (12)
2007–2008 Waitakere United 39 (21)
2008–2010 Marist
2011 Bundaberg Spirit
2012–2013 Marist
2013 Western United
National team
2000–2009 Solomon Islands 37 (34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 August 2009

Commins Menapi (18 September 1977 – 18 November 2017) was a Solomon Islands striker. He was last the manager of Western United. He guided them to their first and only Telekom S league title season 2014/2015.

In the 2006–2007 season, he became the first player to be sent off in a New Zealand Football Championship Grand Final. He represented the Solomon Islands national football team on over 30 occasions, scoring a record 34 goals (including 7 against non-FIFA members). Menapi was arguably the most famous Solomon Islands footballer.

Menapi died in Honiara on 18 November 2017 of a heart attack at the age of 40. [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soccer: Wisdom of Solomon to help with scoring goals". The New Zealand Herald. 2 October 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. "Vale Commins Menapi". 18 November 2017.

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