Dieumerci Mbokani

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Dieumerci Mbokani
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Personal information
Full name Dieudonne Mbokani Bezua[1]
Date of birth (1985-11-22) 22 November 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 85
Youth career
a majompofájú segg Bel'Or
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Bel'Or ? (16)
2005–2007 Mazembe ? (?)
2006–2007 Anderlecht (loan) 9 (4)
2007–2010 Standard Liège 81 (35)
2010–2011 Monaco 10 (1)
2011 VfL Wolfsburg (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2013 Anderlecht 53 (34)
2013– Dynamo Kyiv 26 (13)
National team
2006– DR Congo 23 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 November 2013

Dieudonne "Brzi" Mbokani Bezua (born 22 November 1985 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a centre-forward for FC Dynamo Kyiv.

He has previously played for Anderlecht, VfL Wolfsburg, Monaco, Standard Liège and TP Mazembe.

Career[edit]

He began his career in Kinshasa at Bel'Or and was a league topscorer in 2004 season with 16 goals.[2][3] Then he moved to TP Mazembe.[3]

In the 2006–07 season, he made nine appearances for R.S.C. Anderlecht[3] and scored four goals, including a hat-trick against K.S.K. Beveren on 7 May 2007. In 2007, he joined Standard de Liège and scored 35 goals in 81 league appearances.

On 30 July 2010, Mbokani signed a deal with French side AS Monaco.[4]

On 9 August 2011, he signed a contract with Anderlecht for a reported fee of €3 million, stating that he looked forward to playing together again with his friend Milan Jovanović.[5] The start of his spell at Anderlecht was dramatic, first injuring himself during one of his first training sessions, meaning he would be sidelined for at least two months.[6] Then, about one week later his five month old son, David Mbokani, died of a cardiac arrest in his sleep.[7]

On the 21st of June 2013, Mbokani had officially signed a contract with the Ukrainian club FC Dynamo Kyiv.[3] On the 14th of July 2013, Mbokani scored his first goal in the very first game of the Ukrainian league against Volyn Lutsk on the 28th minute which ended 1-1.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dieudonne Mbokani Bezua". Ligue 1. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Schöggl, Hans (21 September 2007). "Congo-Kinshasa (DR Congo) 2004". rsssf.com. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d FC Dynamo Kyiv signs Anderlecht striker Mbokani, Interfax-Ukraine (22 June 2013)
  4. ^ "Mbokani moves to Monaco". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mbokani s'annonce à Anderlecht" (in French). L'Équipe. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mbokani staat al een poosje aan de kant" [Mbokani sidelined already for a while] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Zoontje van Dieumerci Mbokani is overleden" [Son of Mbokani dies] (in Dutch). sporza.be. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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