| FC Ingolstadt 04|
| (1991-02-13) February 13, 1991 (age 24)|
Sacramento Republic FC (#23 / Defender)
Rozaje, SFR Yugoslavia
Emrah Klimenta Wikipedia
Emrah Klimenta (born February 13, 1991 in Rožaje, Montenegro) is a Montenegrin footballer currently playing for Sacramento Republic in the United Soccer League.
Emrah Klimenta was born in Rozaje, Montenegro during a time of turmoil in the Balkan region as the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia was breaking apart. Klimenta and his parents initially settled in Mainz, Germany. His family then moved to the United States in 1999. They settled in Oakland, California, but later moved to Walnut Creek, California.
Klimenta began his youth career in the United States, playing as a Midfielder and Forward. He also played for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for Cal North. Emrah worked hard to graduate high school early and moved to Europe, aiming to approach Clubs about opportunities.
Klimenta spent time in Europe playing for MŠK Žilina and FC Ingolstadt 04, before returning to California as a midfielder for NPSL club Bay Area Ambassadors.
Klimenta joined United Soccer League club Sacramento Republic FC in March 2014, after being selected during an open tryout. Klimenta played as a defender and has started most of the league games in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 season.
In May 2016 Klimenta was called up for to the Montenegro national team for the first time for a training camp and friendly against Turkey on 29 May. On this day, Emrah made his senior debut. In the process he became the first Sacramento Republic player to receive a senior call-up while with the club.