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Arnold Mvuemba

Arnold Mvuemba

Mvuemba with Lorient in 2010
Personal information
Full name Arnold Makengo Mvuemba[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985
Place of birth Alençon, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
1998–2003 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Rennes 33 (1)
2007 Portsmouth (loan) 7 (1)
2007–2009 Portsmouth 14 (0)
2009–2012 Lorient 109 (9)
2012– Lyon 35 (2)
National team
2005–2006 France U21
2005 DR Congo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:34, 1 November 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:34, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Arnold Makengo Mvuemba (born 28 January 1985) is a professional footballer who plays for French club Lyon as a midfielder.

Club career

Born in Alençon, Orne, France, Mvuemba was signed by Premier League team Portsmouth on loan from Stade Rennais in January 2007 until May 2007, with an option to complete a permanent deal.[2] He made his debut against Blackburn Rovers on 25 February 2007,[3] and scored his first Premier League goal on 9 April 2007 in a 4–2 defeat to Watford.[4] On 3 July, Mvuemba signed a three-year contract with Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.[5] He scored against VfL Wolfsburg in the UEFA Cup but it was not enough to enable Portsmouth to remain in the competition.[6] On 7 August 2009, Mvuemba signed a contract with FC Lorient after being released by Portsmouth.

He was signed by Lyon in summer 2012 for €3 million and €1 million variable.[7]

International career

Mvuemba made one appearance for the DR Congo national team in 2005.[8]

Style of play

Mvuemba plays in central midfield normally as a playmaker in an attacking role. He came to prominence playing in this position alongside holding midfielder Lassana Diarra (now at FC Lokomotiv Moscow) in the Toulon Tournament (U20) in July 2004.


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2009 and 31/08/2009". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 20 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pompey snap up midfielder Mvuemba". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 26 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn 3–0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Ian (9 April 2007). "Watford 4–2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Mvuemba completes Portsmouth move". BBC Sport. 5 July 2007. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2007. 
  6. ^ Newsum, Matt (4 December 2008). "Wolfsburg 3–2 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
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  8. ^ Arnold Mvuemba at

External links

  • Arnold Mvuemba French league stats at (French)
  • Arnold Mvuemba career stats at Soccerbase
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