Tendai Matinyadze

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Tendai Matinyadze is a full back currently playing for the Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s.

Tendai Matinyadze
Full Name Tendai Regis Matinyadze
Date of Birth 19 December 1996
Age 27 years
Place of Birth Zimbabwe
Position Right back
Nationality Zimbabwean
Current club Wolverhampton Wanderers
Previous club/s Tipton Olympic


Youth career

Tendai spent his first few years in Zimbabwe, arriving in England as an eight year old. He played for local side Tipton Olympic for two years as a striker, and was top goalscorer in the league both seasons. He joined Wolves as an eleven year old, and has been a regular ever since. He started as a central midfielder, then was played as a winger, but has recently been playing at right back. He could have been a rugby player instead: former Rugby Union star Austin Healey once tried to tempt him to switch.


Career statistics

No data pre 2014-15 except Senior. Wolves give no squad information for U18 apart from the FA Youth Cup. Correct up to 4 December 2015.

Club Season Senior Under-21 Lge Under-21 PLC B'ham Senior Cup Under-18 Lge FA Youth Cup
Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals
Wolves 2014-15 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 - - 1 2 0 0
2015-16 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - - - - - -

Career honours


Matinyadze received his first pro contract round about March 2015, during the final year of his scholarship. It expires at the end of the 2015-16 season, with the club holding an option for a further year.