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Personal information
Full name Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento
Date of birth 8 February 1996 (1996-02-08) (age 22)
Place of birth    Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club England Chelsea
Number 16
Youth clubs
2009–2013 Brazil Fluminense
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Brazil Fluminense
England Chelsea
042 00(5)
National team
Brazil Brazil U17
Brazil Brazil U20
013 00(6)

Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (born 8 February 1996), commonly known as Kenedy, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for English club Chelsea.

Club career


Born in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Minas Gerais, Kenedy began his career at Fluminense. He made his professional debut on 28 July 2013 in a 2–0 Série A defeat at Grêmio, replacing Wagner for the final nine minutes. On 24 May 2014, he scored his first professional goal, the only one in an away win over Esporte Clube Bahia. He netted his second goal for the club in September, a late equaliser against Cruzeiro.


On 26 June 2015, Fluminense announced that Kenedy had been sold to an unnamed club for a fee around the region of £6.3 million. It was later confirmed that Kenedy was on trial at Chelsea, where he played in a pre-season match against Barcelona, after Kenedy was given permission from Fluminense to play in the game as he had not yet been formally signed. Afterwards manager José Mourinho stated that Chelsea can secure Kenedy a work permit to play in the Premier League rather than loan him to Vitesse Arnhem. On 22 August 2015, Chelsea completed the transfer.

International career

Kenedy scored six goals in eight games for Brazil under-17 as they came third at the 2013 South American Championship in Argentina.

Kenedy originally named as part of the Brazil under-20 squad for the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand, but missed the tournament with appendicitis, being replaced by Malcom as the team ended as runners-up.

External links

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Chelsea F.C. squad - 2018–19

1 Caballero · 2 Rüdiger · 3 Alonso · 4 Fàbregas · 6 Drinkwater · 7 Kanté · 8 Barkley · 9 Morata · 10 Hazard · 11 Pedro · 13 Courtois · 14 Bakayoko · 15 Moses · 18 Giroud · 21 Zappacosta · 22 Willian · 24 Cahill · (c) 27 Christensen · 28 Azpilicueta · 30 Luiz · 33 Emerson · 36 Scott · 44 Ampadu · 70 Hudson-Odoi ·

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