Robert Kidiaba

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Robert Kidiaba
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Kidiaba with TP Mazembe
Personal information
Full name Robert Kidiaba Muteba[1]
Date of birth (1976-02-01) 1 February 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Lubumbashi, Zaire
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 AS Saint-Luc
2002– TP Mazembe
National team
2002– DR Congo 59 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:54, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Robert Kidiaba Muteba (born 1 February 1976) is a Congolese international footballer who plays for TP Mazembe, as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Lubumbashi,[1] Kidiaba has played club football for AS Saint-Luc and TP Mazembe.[2] He played five games for TP Mazembe in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.[3]

International career[edit]

Kidiaba made his international debut for the DR Congo national team in 2002,[2] and has appeared for them in 11 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[3] In December 2014 he announced he would retire from international duty after the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations,[4] in January 2015 he was named in the 23-man squad for the tournament,[5] and in February 2015 he indicated that he might not retire after the tournament.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kidiaba works as an ambassador for the Peace One Day charity.[7]

He is married with three children.[1]

He is "famed for the 'bum shuffle' goal celebration" which consists of "bouncing around his penalty area on his backside."[4] The move is a fan favourite.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Profile". TP Mazembe. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert Kidiaba". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Robert KidiabaFIFA competition record
  4. ^ a b Oluwashina Okeleji (6 December 2014). "Kidiaba to end DR Congo career after 2015 Nations Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Yannick Bolasie in DR Congo squad". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Piers Edwards (4 February 2015). "Afcon 2015: Robert Kidiaba says he may continue for DR Congo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (11 April 2014). "Kidiaba to focus on DR Congo unity". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Robert Kidiaba's 'bouncing bottom' enthrals football fans". BBC News. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.