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Walter Pati
Personal information
Full name Walter Correy Vaitoetu Pati[1]
Date of birth (2002-03-31) 31 March 2002 (age 19)
Place of birth Pago Pago, American Samoa
Position(s) Forward
Defender
Club information
Current team
Pago Youth
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2018 Royal Puma
2018– Pago Youth
National team
2016–2018 American Samoa U17 6 (0)
2018– American Samoa U20 3 (0)
2019– American Samoa U23 2 (0)
2019– American Samoa 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:04, July 18, 2019(UTC)

Walter Pati (born 31 March 2002) is an American Samoan footballer who plays for Pago Youth FC of the FFAS Senior League, and the American Samoa national team. He is known for his versatility and ability to play any position.[2]

Club career

Pati currently plays for Pago Youth FC of the FFAS Senior League in American Samoa.[3] He previously played for Royal Puma, and scored a hat trick for the club against Black Roses on 9 September 2017.[4] He was named the MVP of the high school varsity division for his performances with the South Pacific Academy during the 2019 season, including a hat trick on the final matchday.[5] He scored in the final in 2018 as his team was narrowly defeated for the junior varsity championship.[6]

Pati was expected by one media outlet to make an impact as Pago Youth FC began 2019 OFC Champions League qualification.[2] He gave his team a surprise lead against Tupapa Maraerenga F.C. of the Cook Islands in the last match of qualification before eventually losing 1–2 and finishing last in the group.[7]

International career

Pati was part of American Samoa's youth squads for the 2017 OFC U-17 Championship, 2018 OFC U-19 Championship qualification, and 2018 OFC U-16 Championship.[8][9] He has also represented American Samoa on youth futsal teams for which he has been a prolific scorer.[10]

He received his first senior international call up for the 2019 Pacific Games in July 2019.[11] He made his debut on 8 July in a 0–5 loss to New Caledonia.[3] Four days later he scored his first senior international goal, equalizing against Tuvalu in the eventual 1–1 draw.[12][13]

International goals

Score and result list American Samoa's goal tally first.[3]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1
12 July 2019 J.S. Blatter Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  Tuvalu
1–1
1–1
2019 Pacific Games
Last updated 12 July 2019

International career statistics

As of match played 15 July 2019.[3]
American Samoa national team
Year Apps Goals
2019 4 1
Total 4 1

References

  1. ^ "Global Sports Archive profile". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bjerkevoll, Ola. "Teams ready to go for OFC Champions League Qualification". Football in Oceania. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "NFT Profile". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. ^ Vitiolo, Brian. "Thrilling 2-2 game between Pago Youth and Green Bay". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "SPA clinches boys varsity title on last game of season". Samoa News. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "Vikings clinch Boys' HS J-V championship". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Tupapa, Kiwi FC advance in OFC Champions League". rnz.co.nz. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  8. ^ "OFC profile". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  9. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "American Samoa to take on Tonga in OFC U16 Championship Qualifiers 2018". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  10. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "American Samoa futsal team draws with Samoa". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  11. ^ "American Samoa men's National Team ready to play". Samoa News. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  12. ^ "American Samoa vs. Tuvalu". Global Sports Archives. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  13. ^ Vitolio, Brian. "American Samoa draw with Tuvalu 1-1". Football Federation of American Samoa. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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