Cedrick training with Betis in 2013
|Full name||Cedrick Mabwati Gerard|
|Date of birth||8 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Kinsasha, Zaire|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Osasuna (loan from Columbus Crew)|
|2008-2010||Atlético Madrid B||54||(4)|
|2010–2011||→ Numancia (loan)||40||(9)|
|2014–2015||→ Osasuna (loan)||14||(0)|
|2015||→ Osasuna (loan)||2||(0)|
|2009–2012||DR Congo U20||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Kinshasa, Cedrick arrived in Spain in his early teens, moving with his family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and joining Atlético de Madrid's youth system at the age of 13. Only three years later he made his senior debuts, going on to spend two full seasons with the B-team in the third division.
On 6 January 2010, not yet aged 18, Cedrick made his first-team debut with the Colchoneros, against Recreativo de Huelva for the season's Copa del Rey: after committing a penalty in the early minutes of the game, he was replaced shortly after by manager Quique Flores in an eventual 0–3 away loss (5–4 aggregate win). In the ensuing summer he was loaned to CD Numancia in the second level, in a season-long move.
During his three-year spell in Soria Cedrick was an automatic first-choice, scoring nine goals in his first season. On 10 June 2013 he bought out his contract with Numancia for a mere €1,20 and signed with Real Betis. He made his La Liga debut on 18 August by starting in a 1–2 defeat at Real Madrid, and totalled 1,129 minutes of action in 12 starts in his debut campaign as the Andalusians were relegated.
On 28 August 2014 Cedrick was loaned to CA Osasuna, also in the second level. On 30 January of the following year he signed for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew SC, but remained on loan to the Navarrese until the end of the campaign.
Aged only 17, Cedrick started appearing with the DR Congo under-20s. He made his debut for the full team on 6 September 2014, starting in a 0–2 loss against Cameroon for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying phase.
Cedrick played all six matches in the final stages in Equatorial Guinea, helping his country to the third place. In the last, against the hosts, he converted his penalty shooout attempt in a 4–2 win.
- Recreativo humilló al Atlético Madrid por la Copa (Recreativo humiliated Atlético Madrid in Cup); ESPN Deportes, 6 January 2010 (Spanish)
- El Numancia ficha al delantero Cedric Mabwati, del Atlético de Madrid (Numancia signs forward Cedric Mabwati, from Atlético de Madrid); Diario AS, 4 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Cedrick paga su cláusula de... ¡1,20 euros! (Cedrick pays his... 1,20 euro clause!); Marca, 10 June 2013 (Spanish)
- Cedrick jugará cedido en el CA Osasuna (Cedrick will play on loan at CA Osasuna); Osasuna's official website, 28 August 2014 (Spanish)
- Crew SC acquires Cedrick Mabwati; Columbus Crew's official website, 30 January 2015
- DR Congo spot-on to deny Equatorial Guinea third place in low-key affair; The Guardian, 7 February 2015
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Cedrick Mabwati at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccerway profile