|Full name Commins Menapi|
1998–1999 Marist FC
Height 1.85 m
|Playing position |
Role Football player
Place of birth Solomon Islands
Name Commins Menapi
Current team Marist Fire F.C.
|Date of birth (1977-09-18) 18 September 1977 (age 38)|
Commins Menapi Goal (A Short Tribute)
Commins Menapi (born 18 September 1977) is a Solomon Islands striker, who is currently a Marist FC player.
- Commins Menapi Goal A Short Tribute
- Solomon Islands footballer Commins Menapi died at 40
- Club career
- International career
- International Goals
Solomon Islands footballer Commins Menapi died at 40
In the 2006–2007 season, he became the first player to be sent off in a New Zealand Football Championship Grand Final with a nasty studs up kick on Auckland City defender Riki van Steeden. Van Steeden's leg was broken in the incident and Waitakere United lost the final 3–2 however, he would not be suspended for the OFC Champions League final against Ba F.C. because of the OFC and New Zealand Football being two separate organisations. Commins has rejoined Solomon Islands team Marist FC after a period spent as a free agent.
He has represented the Solomon Islands national football team on over 30 occasions, scoring a record 34 goals (including 7 against non-FIFA members). Menapi is arguably the most famous Solomon Islands footballer, after scoring twice for his country against Australia in a sensational 2–2 draw in the Oceania Nations Cup group match in 2004. The result was the only game in the competition that Australia did not win, and the result also ensured Solomon Islands' progression to the next phase at the expense of New Zealand. In that tournament, Menapi scored four goals in six games.
* indicates goals against non-FIFA members