AS Vita Club

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AS Vita Club
Logo
Full name Association Sportive Vita Club
Nickname(s) Les Dauphins Noirs
(The Black Dolphins)
Founded 1935
Ground Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
Ground Capacity 80,000
President Gabriel Amisi Kumba
Manager Florent Ibenge
League Linafoot
2012 2nd
Website Club home page
Current season

Association Sportive Vita Club, more commonly known as AS Vita Club, AS V. Club or simply Vita Club, is a Congolese football club based in Kinshasa.

History[edit]

former logo

AS Vita Club was founded in 1935 by Honoré Essabe under the name of Renaissance in rue Usoke n° 73 in Kinshasa.

The name changes in 1939 into Diables Rouges, in 1942 into Victoria Club and finally in 1971 in Vita Club. On 17 decembre 1976 it take the official statue of the omnisports club with many sections:[1]

  • football
  • basketball
  • nantei
  • volleyball

Honours[edit]

AS Vita Club is one of the great teams of RD Congo and of Africa, it wins many national and international titles.[2]

Regional titles[edit]

Champion (6): 1957, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009
Winner (3): 2002, 2005, 2006

National titles[edit]

Champion (12): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2010
Runner-up (3): 2011, 2012, 2013
Winner (9): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2001
Runner-up (2): 1984, 1997
Winner (2): 1982, 1983

International titles[edit]

Winner (1): 1973
Runner-up (1): 1981
Third place (1): 2012
Winner (1): 2004

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 8 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1971 to 1995 and 6 appearances in CAF Champions League from 1998 till now.

2008 - First Round of 16
2009 - Group Stage
2010 - First Round of 16
1996 - Semi-Finals
1999 - Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of the Congo GK Itoua Old
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mabele Bawaka
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Simbi Patou Ebunga
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Nkanu Walby Niemba
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Chikito Lema Mabidi
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Munganga Nelson
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Basilua Jeremie
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Ilonga Ilifo
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Djiibeogo Abdoul Aziz
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Ndaya Mbangi
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Luvumbu Heritier
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Mpanda Yves Magola
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mutambala Lomalisa
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mampuya Patrick Lema
16 Cameroon GK Nelson Lukong
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kasereka Thierry
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Ndombe Mbala
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Firmin Ndombe Mubele
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Dido Bafola
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Emmanuel Ngudikama
No. Position Player
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Kasengu Kazadi
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Tady Etekiama
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Tchimanga Dady Mutamba
27 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Mvete Luyeye
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Ngoyi Emomo Eddy
30 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Lomboto Nguemba
- Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kisombe Mundaba
- Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mayele Vivien
- Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Makiadi Pambani
- Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kupa Makwekwe
- Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Geyi Ndemiye
- Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Guy Lusadisu Basisila
- Cameroon MF Paolo Mondo
- Rwanda MF Birori Daddy
- Cameroon FW Hamidou Abdoul Rahim
- Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Mputu Mbungu Serge
- Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Landu Nkuwu
- Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Botayi Bamoto
- Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Déo Kanda
- Republic of the Congo FW Ibara Franchel -->

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AS Vita Club history". AS Vita Club official website. 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "AS Vita Club titles". vclub-cd.com. AS Vita Club official website. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 

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