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TP Mazembe

TP Mazembe
Full name Tout Puissant Mazembe
Nickname(s) Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)
Founded 1939 as FC Saint-Georges
Ground Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi
Ground Capacity 18,500
President Moïse Katumbi Chapwe
Manager Patrice Carteron
League Linafoot
2014 1st
Website Club home page

Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, is a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade TP Mazembe situated in the suburb of Kamalondo. Its nickname is Les corbeaux (the ravens) despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest.[1] TP Mazembe has a revenue of €14 million and attendances of 18,000. CS Don Bosco serves as a feeder club to the team. Mazembe are among the major sports clubs in DR Congo.


  • History 1
  • Crest 2
  • Honours 3
    • National titles 3.1
    • International titles 3.2
  • Performance in CAF competitions 4
  • Current squad 5
    • On loan 5.1
  • Notable former players 6
  • Managers 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Tout Puissant Mazembe was founded in 1939 by French Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes) founded by the Belgian King. At the end of the season, Holy Georges placed 3rd.

In 1944 the young scouts went on the road and FC St. Georges was rechristened Saint Paul F.C. Some years later, the incorporation of certain foreign elements in the Institute would make the missionaries abandon the team management. The team took the name of F.C. Englebert after its sponsor, a tire brand. The qualifier "Tout Puissant" (Almighty) was added to the club's name after it went undefeated in winning its first league title in 1966.[1]

After the independence of Congo, (June 30, 1960) Englebert restructured itself. In 1966, they realized the treble (national Championship, Coupe du Congo and Katanga Cup).

In 1967 and 1968, it won the African Cup of Champions. The team would be finalist four times successively in (1967,1968.1969 and 1970). Mazembe was the first team to successfully defend the African Champions Cup. This feat was finally repeated in 2003 and 2004 by Enyimba.

After 18 years of absence, it returned to the African scene thanks to 38-year-old governor Moïse Katumbi Chapwe.

In November 2009 the team won the CAF Champions League against Heartland 2–2 on aggregate, winning on the away goals rule.[3]

By winning the CAF Champions League, they qualified for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. In their first match in the quarter-finals they lost 2–1 to Pohang Steelers of South Korea.[4] despite taking the lead in the first half. Following a 3–2 defeat to Auckland City in the fifth placed match they finished the tournament in 6th place.[5]

In 2010 they retained the 2010 CAF Champions League, and in December they became the first African side to contest the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating both Pachuca of Mexico 1–0 in the quarter-finals and Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-finals.[6][7] In the final on 18 December, they were defeated 3–0 by Internazionale.[8]



National titles

Winners (14): 1966, 1967, 1969, 1976, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Winners (5): 1966, 1967, 1976, 1979, 2000.
Runners-up (1): 2003.
2013, 2014.

International titles

Winners (4): 1967, 1968, 2009, 2010
Runners-up (2): 1969, 1970
Winners (1): 1980
Winners (2): 2010, 2011
Runners-up (1): 2010

Performance in CAF competitions

The club have 7 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1988 and 11 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2001 till now.

1980 – Champion
1981 – Second Round
2000 – Second Round

Current squad

As of 3 March 2015[9]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Muteba Kidiaba
2 DF Joël Kimwaki
3 DF Jean Kasusula
4 DF Mikis Mina
5 DF Petit Onédika
6 DF Salif Coulibaly
7 FW Roger Assalé
10 MF Given Singuluma
11 FW Adama Traoré
12 MF Ali Sadiki
13 MF Joseph Kamwendo
14 DF Kabaso Chongo
15 FW Mbwana Samatta
16 MF Christian Koffi
17 FW Jonathan Bolingi
No. Position Player
18 MF Rainford Kalaba
19 MF Daniel Nii Adjei
20 FW Solomon Asante
21 GK Aimé Bakula
22 GK Sylvain Gbohouo
23 MF Gladson Awako
24 DF Yaw Frimpong
25 FW Cheïbane Traoré
26 MF Patrick Ilongo
27 DF Richard Kissi Boateng
28 FW Thomas Ulimwengu
30 MF Yannick Tusilu
32 FW Robert Mbelu
33 FW Ousmane Cisse

On loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Ley Matampi (on loan at Kabuscorp[10])
MF Patrick Ochan (on loan at Vipers[11])
No. Position Player
MF Mike Mutyaba (on loan at Vipers[11])
MF Nathan Sinkala (on loan at Sochaux[12])

Notable former players

For details on former players see Category:TP Mazembe players.



  1. ^ a b soccer blog), Friday, December 17, 2010.The New York Times (GoalBell, Jack. "TP Mazembe Surprises the World, Not Itself,"
  2. ^ Legge, David (2009-09-17). "Win or bust for former champions Etoile".  
  3. ^ "Mazembe clinch Champs Lge title". BBC Sport. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  4. ^ "TP Mazembe 1 – 2 Pohang Steelers". ESPN. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  5. ^ "TP Mazembe 2 – 3 Auckland City". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  6. ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  7. ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final". 
  8. ^ "TP Mazembe 0 – 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  9. ^ Players 2014
  10. ^ Ley Matampi loaned for one season. (2013). Tout Poussaint Matembe. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b Ochan and Mutyaba loaned to FC Vipers. (2013). Tout Poussaint Mazembe. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  12. ^ Sunzu and Sinkala are Sochaliens. 9 January 2014. Tout Poussaint Mazembe. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

External links

  • (French) Official website
  • FIFA Club World Cup Profile
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