TP Mazembe

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TP Mazembe
Logo
Full name Tout Puissant Mazembe
Nickname(s) Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)
Founded 1939 as FC Saint-Georges
Ground Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi
Ground Capacity 18,500
President Moïse Katumbi Chapwe
Manager Patrice Carteron
League Linafoot
2013 1st
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, is a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade TP Mazembe situated in the suburb of Kamalondo. Its nickname is Les corbeaux (the ravens) despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest.[1] TP Mazembe has a revenue of €14 million and an average attendance of 18,000. CS Don Bosco serves as a feeder club to the team.

History[edit]

Tout Puissant Mazembe was founded in 1939 by Benedictine monks of the order of Sanctimonious Saint that directed the Holy Institute Boniface of Élisabethville (Lubumbashi).[2] To diversify the student activities for those that did not consecrate themselves to the priesthood, the missionaries decided to set up a football team, named Saint Georges FC, after the patron of the Troop. This team affiliated itself directly in the first division of the Royal Federation of the Native Athletic Associations (FRASI for French Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes) founded by the Belgian King. At the end of the season, Holy Georges placed 3rd.

In 1944 the young scouts went on the road and FC St. Georges was rechristened Saint Paul F.C. Some years later, the incorporation of certain foreign elements in the Institute would make the missionaries abandon the team management. The team took the name of F.C. Englebert after its sponsor, a tire brand. The qualifier "Tout Puissant" (Almighty) was added to the club's name after it went undefeated in winning its first league title in 1966.[1]

After the independence of Congo, (June 30, 1960) Englebert restructured itself. In 1966, they realized the treble (national Championship, Katanga Cup and Congo Cup).

In 1967 and 1968, it won the African Cup of Champions. The team would be finalist four times successively in (1967,1968.1969 and 1970). Mazembe was the first team to successfully defend the African Champions Cup. This feat was finally repeated in 2003 and 2004 by Enyimba.

After 18 years of absence, it returned to the African scene thanks to 38 year-old governor Moïse Katumbi Chapwe.

In November 2009 the team won the CAF Champions League against Heartland F.C. 2-2 on aggregate, winning on the away goals rule.[3][4]

By winning the CAF Champions League, they qualified for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. In their first match in the quarter-finals they lost 2-1 to Pohang Steelers of South Korea.[5] despite taking the lead in the first half. Following a 3-2 defeat to Auckland City FC in the fifth placed match they finished the tournament in 6th place.[6]

In 2010 they retained the 2010 CAF Champions League, and in December they became the first African side to contest the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating both C.F. Pachuca of Mexico 1–0 in the quarter finals and Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-finals.[7][8] In the final on 18 December, they were defeated 3-0 by Internazionale.[9]

Crest[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Linafoot:
    • Winners (13): 1966, 1967, 1969, 1976, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Coupe du Congo:
    • Winners (5): 1966, 1967, 1976, 1979, 2000
    • Runners-up (1): 2003

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2004 - First Round
2006 - disqualified in First Round
2007 - Group Stage
2013 - Finalist
1980 - Champion
1981 - Second Round
2000 - Second Round
2010 - Champion
2011 - Champion

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 February 2014[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Muteba Kidiaba
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Joël Kimwaki
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Jean Kasusula
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Eric Nkulukuta
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mao Kasongo Kabiona
6 Mali DF Salif Coulibaly
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Victor Robert Mbelu
9 Zambia FW Jonas Sakuwaha
10 Zambia MF Given Singuluma
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Merveille Bope
13 Malawi MF Joseph Kamwendo
14 Zambia DF Kabaso Chongo
15 Tanzania FW Mbwana Samatta
16 Mali FW Ousmane Cissé
No. Position Player
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Jonathan Bolingi
18 Zambia MF Rainford Kalaba
19 Ghana MF Daniel Adjei Nii
20 Ghana FW Solomon Asante
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Aimé Bakula
22 Mali GK Ibrahim Bosso Mounkoro
23 Ghana MF Gladson Awako
24 Ghana DF Yaw Frimpong
25 Mali FW Cheibane Traoré
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Patrick Ilongo
27 Ghana DF Richard Kissi Boateng
28 Tanzania FW Thomas Ulimwengu
29 Mali MF Boubacar Diarra
30 Mali MF Alou Bagayoko

On loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Ley Matampi (on loan at Kabuscorp S.C.P.[11])
Uganda MF Patrick Ochan (on loan at Vipers S.C.[12])
No. Position Player
Uganda MF Mike Mutyaba (on loan at Vipers S.C.[12])
Zambia MF Nathan Sinkala (on loan at Sochaux[13])

Notable former players[edit]

For details on former players see Category:TP Mazembe players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell, Jack. "TP Mazembe Surprises the World, Not Itself," Goal (The New York Times soccer blog), Friday, December 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Legge, David (2009-09-17). "Win or bust for former champions Etoile". AFP. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Mazembe clinch Champs Lge title". BBC Sport. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/news/32706/afrika-mazembe-gewinnt-cl.html Afrika: Mazembe gewinnt CL
  5. ^ "TP Mazembe 1 - 2 Pohang Steelers". ESPN. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  6. ^ "TP Mazembe 2 - 3 Auckland City". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  7. ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  8. ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final". 
  9. ^ "TP Mazembe 0 - 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  10. ^ Players 2014
  11. ^ Ley Matampi loaned for one season. (2013). Tout Poussaint Matembe. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  12. ^ a b Ochan and Mutyaba loaned to FC Vipers. (2013). Tout Poussaint Mazembe. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  13. ^ Sunzu and Sinkala are Sochaliens. 9 January 2014. Tout Poussaint Mazembe. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

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