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ETCHU TABE
Finland Ekenäs IF (Ykkönen)
#2 | Defender
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
July 12, 1986 (Age: 28)
Buea, Cameroon
6' 4", 190 lbs (1.93 m, 86 kg)
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Club Career

Tabe spent the first 13 years of his life in Cameroon before immigrating to the United States. The Tabe family ended up in Georgia where Tabe went on to play soccer for Georgia Southwestern State University.

In December 2007, Tabe set his sights on playing professionally in Europe. Tabe landed a trial with Sparta Rotterdam that same month. His play was impressive enough to get the notice of other teams and in January 2008, Tabe signed on to a two year contract with Ljungskile SK of the Swedish Allsvenskan.

Ljungskile, competing in their first season in the top flight in over a decade, was forced into a relegation playoff which they lost to Brommapojkarna.

Tabe joined fellow American Colin Burns in Ljungskile and they were both later joined by Sam Brill in March 2009 when the club had returned to the Superettan.

Tabe has become a mainstay in the Ljungskile lineup but has been involved in a couple on-field incidents which included inciting a fight during an April 2009 training match.

By the end of the 2009 season, Tabe had fallen out of favor and signed with RoPS of the Finnish second division. Thanks in part to Tabe's efforts, the Rovaniemi-based club won promotion to the Veikkausliiga and the defender was rewarded with a new contract.

RoPS finished in last place in the 2011 Veikkausliiga and suffered relegation, but Tabe remained in Finland's top tier by transferring to KuPS.

International Career

Tabe has not competed internationally for the United States.

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