Nkosi Tafari

Nkosi Tafari
Nkosi Tafari
Nkosi Tafari
Real Name: Nkosi Tafari Burgess
HT: 6' 4" WT: 192
Pronunciation: En-koh-see Tuff-R-eye Bur-gess
Age: 24 (03/23/1997)
Hometown: Manhattan, New York


Selected by FC Dallas with the 14th overall pick (1st round) in the MLS SuperDraft on January 9, 2020.

Languages Spoken: English


2020: Tafari appeared in six matches (started six) in USL League one for North Texas SC in 2020. In the 540 minutes he appeared, Tafari scored hist first professional goal vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC on October 7 in the 48th minute. He also recorded his first professional assist vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC on October 24 in the 96th minute. Appeared in the USL League One TOTW for week 13.


Named 2019 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team with Seattle University. He scored one goal and recorded one assist in 20 appearances. He earned 18 starts with Seattle’s backline and helped the Redhawks earn 10 shutouts and the regular season title. Prior to joining Seattle U, Tafari played three seasons with University of Connecticut, appearing in 46 matches, including 17 starts.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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