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Simon Tahamata

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Full nameSimon Melkianus Tahamata
Date of birth26 May 1956(age 60)
Place of birthVught, Netherlands
Playing positionLeft winger

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Simon Melkianus Tahamata (born 26 May 1956 in Vught, Noord-Brabant) is a former Dutch football player originating from the Maluku Islands, who has played for Dutch and Belgian clubs. He has played 22 times for the Dutch national team, for which he scored twice.

Tahamata played four seasons for Ajax Amsterdam, debuting October 24 in an Ajax versus FC Utrecht match-up resulting in a 7-0 win for Ajax, prior to his move to Belgium where he played for Standard Liège. With this team he became national champion in 1982 and 1983. In 1984 he returned to The Netherlands to play for Feyenoord. In 1987 he again joined the Belgian competition, playing for Beerschot and Germinal Ekeren. Tahamata finished his career as an active soccer player in 1996. Currently he is a youth trainer for Ajax.

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