Easther Mayi Kith

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Easther Mayi Kith
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Mayi Kith with Reading in 2023
Personal information
Full name Easther Kellsy Philomene Mayi Kith
Date of birth (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 27) [1]
Place of birth Quebec City, Quebec, Canada [2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) [3]
Position(s) Centre-back
Team information
Current team
Reading
Number 16
Youth career
0000 Royal-Sélect de Beauport
0000 AS Laser de Joliette
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2018 West Virginia Mountaineers 93 (0)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014 Quebec Dynamo ARSQ
2018 Dynamo de Quebec 2 (0)
2019–2020 Montpellier 2 (0)
2020 Metz 4 (0)
2020–2022 Reims 35 (0)
2022 Kristianstads 9 (0)
2023– Reading 27 (0)
International career
2013–2014 Canada U-17 7 (0)
2019– Cameroon 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 April 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 3 July 2022

Easther Kellsy Philomene Mayi Kith (born 28 March 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for English Women's Championship club Reading FC. Born in Canada to Cameroonian parents, she plays for Cameroon women's national team.

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Early life

She began playing soccer at age seven with Royal-Sélect de Beauport. [4]

College career

Mayi Kith attended West Virginia University in the United States, where she made 93 appearances for the West Virginia Mountaineers women's soccer team. Her first and only collegiate career assist was on an equalizing goal in the 2016 NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament championship match, and she scored in a penalty shoot-out to help West Virginia advance in the 2017 NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament round of 16. [5]

Club career

playing against Lewes in 2024 Easther Mayi Kith Lewes FC Women 2 Reading Women 2 28 01 2024-624 (53493301117).jpg
playing against Lewes in 2024

During her college career, Mayi Kith played for Dynamo de Quebec. After that, she joined French club Montpellier HSC on 2 January 2019. [6] She also played for French clubs Metz and Reims before moving to Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan in 2022 and making nine appearances there. On 31 January 2023, she signed an 18-month contract with WSL club Reading. [7] [8]

International career

Quebec-born Mayi Kith represented Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship and the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. [9] Daughter of Cameroonians, she made the one-time switch to Cameroon in order to play for its women's national team at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. She made her senior debut prior to the competition, on 17 May 2019 in a 0–4 friendly loss to Spain. [10]

Career statistics

As of match played 28 April 2024 [11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Reading 2022–23 FA Women's Super League 802000100
2023–24 Women's Championship 1902040250
Career total2704040----350

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    References

    1. "Easther Mayi Kith – Women's Soccer". West Virginia University Athletics.
    2. Easther Mayi Kith at the Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 5 October 2020. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
    3. "Easther MAYI KITH" (in French). MHSC Foot.
    4. "Easther Mayi Kith Canada profile". Canadian Soccer Association . 28 January 2020.
    5. "Easther Mayi Kith WVU profile". West Virginia Mountaineers .
    6. "Easther Mayi Kith est Montpelliéraine" [Easther Mayi Kith is Montpellieraine] (in French). MHSC Foot. 2 January 2019.
    7. "Easther Mayi Kith joins Reading on a permanent deal" (Press release). Reading FC. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
    8. "Easther Mayi Kith: WSL strugglers Reading sign Cameroon defender". BBC Sport . 31 January 2023. Retrieved 18 July 2023.
    9. Easther Mayi Kith FIFA competition record (archived) OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
    10. Easther Mayi Kith at Soccerway OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
    11. Easther Mayi Kith at Soccerway