AS Vita Club

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AS Vita
AS Vita Club (logo).png
Full nameAssociation Sportive Vita Club
Nickname(s)Les Dauphins Noirs
(The Black Dolphins)
Founded1935
GroundStade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
Capacity100,000
PresidentGabriel Amisi Kumba
ManagerFlorent Ibengé
LeagueLinafoot
2017–18Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Association Sportive Vita Club, more commonly known as AS Vita Club, AS V. Club or simply Vita Club, is a Congolese football club based in Kinshasa.

History[edit]

AS Vita Club was founded in 1935 by Honoré Essabe under the name of Renaissance in rue Usoke n° 73 in Kinshasa.

The name changed in 1939 into Diables Rouges, in 1942 into Victoria Club and finally in 1971 to Vita Club. On 17 December 1976 it took the official statue of the omnisports club with many sections:[1]

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Nantei
  • Volleyball

Honours[edit]

AS Vita Club is one of the most successful teams of the DR Congo, having won many national and international titles.[2]

National[edit]

Linafoot

  • Champions (14): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2014–15, 2017–18

Coupe du Congo

  • Champions (9):1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2001

DR Congo Super Cup

  • Champions: 2015

International[edit]

African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League

CAF Confederation Cup

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

The club have 8 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1971 to 1995 and 6 appearances in CAF Champions League from 1998 till now.

2008 – First Round of 16
2009 – Group Stage
2010 – First Round of 16
1996 – Semi-Finals
1999 – Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 January 2017.

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

No. Position Player
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Landu Makiese
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Bawaka Mabele
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Patou Simbi Ebunga
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Abdoulaye Bathily
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Nlandu Phuati
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Nelson Munganga
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Basilua Jeremie
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Abdoul Aziz Djilbeogo
10 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Guy Lusadisu
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Héritier Luvumbu Nzinga
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Yves Magola
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Joyce Lomalisa
No. Position Player
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Patrick Lema Mampuya
16 Cameroon GK Nelson Lukong
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Thierry Kasereka
18 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Mbala Ndombe
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Dido Bafola
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Emmanuel Ngudikama
24 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Kazadi Kasengu
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Makwekwe Kupa
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Jerry Ekole Ndemiye
29 Cameroon MF Paolo Mondo
30 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Lomboto Nguemba

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AS Vita Club history". AS Vita Club official website. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ "AS Vita Club titles". vclub-cd.com. AS Vita Club official website. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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