Cedrick Mabwati

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Cedrick training with Betis in 2013
Personal information
Full name Cedrick Mabwati Gerard
Date of birth (1992-03-08) 8 March 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Kinsasha, Zaire
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Osasuna (loan from Columbus Crew)
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2005 Santa Marta
2005–2008 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008-2010 Atlético Madrid B 54 (4)
2010–2011 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2010–2011 Numancia (loan) 40 (9)
2011–2013 Numancia 68 (4)
2013–2015 Betis 23 (0)
2014–2015 Osasuna (loan) 14 (0)
2015– Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2015 Osasuna (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2009–2012 DR Congo U20 1 (1)
2014– DR Congo 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Cedrick Mabwati Gerard (born 8 March 1992), simply known as Cedrick, is a Congolese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club CA Osasuna on loan from Columbus Crew SC as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

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).[1] In the ensuing summer he was loaned to CD Numancia in the second level, in a season-long move.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

International career[edit]

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.[6]


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