Domi Kumbela

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Domi Kumbela
Kumbela, Dominik RWA 09-10 WP.JPG
Personal information
Full name Domi Kumbela
Date of birth (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Karabükspor
Youth career
FC Rodalben
0000–2000 TuS DJK Pirmasens
2000–2002 FK Pirmasens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 FK Pirmasens 7 (1)
2003–2006 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 43 (8)
2006–2007 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 53 (17)
2008 Eintracht Braunschweig 14 (2)
2008–2009 SC Paderborn 07 30 (8)
2009 Rot Weiss Ahlen 6 (0)
2010–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig 146 (62)
2014– Karabükspor 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Domi Kumbela (born 20 April 1984), also known by his nickname Dominick,[1] is a DR Congolese football player who currently plays for the Turkish side Karabükspor in the Süper Lig.[2]

Career[edit]

Kumbela began his senior career at 1. FC Kaiserslautern's reserve side. After the club cancelled his contract in 2005 for cannabis use,[3] Kumbela joined Regionalliga Nord side FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt. He was fired by Erfurt in 2007, when he was charged with battery after a night club brawl, an incident for which he was later sentenced to probation and a 16,000 Euro fine.[4] Kumbela went on to play for Eintracht Braunschweig and SC Paderborn 07. After being released from Paderborn on 7 July 2009,[5] he signed a contract with Rot Weiss Ahlen two days later. After six months in Ahlen he returned to Eintracht Braunschweig on 8 January 2010.[6] During his second stint in Braunschweig, Kumbela became a prolific goal scorer for the club and contributed significantly to his team's promotions from the 3. Liga to the 2. Bundesliga in 2011, and from the 2. Bundesliga to the Bundesliga in 2013. On 3 July 2014, Kumbela joined the Turkish Süper Lig side Karabükspor.[7]

International career[edit]

In December 2012 Kumbela was included in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's preliminary squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa,[8] but declined the invitation to concentrate on club football.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Kumbela took part in the anti-racism campaign Elf gegen Rassismus for Show Racism the Red Card Deutschland.[10]

Honours[edit]

  • 2. Bundesliga top scorer: 2013
  • 3. Liga top scorer: 2011
  • Northern German Sportsperson of the Year (Nordsportler des Jahres): 2011[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warum Dominick Kumbela plötzlich Domi genannt wird" (in German). braunschweiger-zeitung.de. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kumbela, Domi" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kündigung nach Drogenfällen bei FCK-Amateuren" (in German). faz.net. 11 November 2005. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dominick Kumbela trifft auf Ex-Verein Rot-Weiß Erfurt" (in German). Thüringer Allgemeine. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "SCP und Kumbela gehen getrennte Wege". DFL (in German). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Kumbela zurück bei Eintracht Braunschweig" (in German). eintracht.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Önemli bir transfer daha tamamlandı" (in Turkish). Kardemir Karabükspor. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "English Championship forwards named in DR Congo squad". Reuters. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Eintracht-Profi Kumbela schlägt Einladung zum Afrika-Cup aus" (in German). braunschweiger-zeitung.de. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rückennummer 7 - Domi Kumbela" (in German). Show Racism The Red Card - Deutschland e.V. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Eintrachts Kumbela Nordsportler des Jahres 2011" (in German). ndr.de. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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