AS Vita Club

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AS Vita
Full nameAssociation Sportive Vita Club
Nickname(s)Les Dauphins Noirs (The Black Dolphins)
V.Club[1]
Founded1 January 1935; 89 years ago (1935-01-01)
GroundStade Tata Raphaël
Capacity80,000
PresidentBestine Kazadi
ManagerRaoul Shungu
LeagueLinafoot
2021–22Linafoot, 2nd of 20
Current season

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

History

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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:[2]

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Nantei
  • Volleyball

Honours

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AS Vita Club is one of the most successful teams of the DR Congo, having won many national and international titles.[3]

National

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International

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Performance in CAF competitions

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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
2018 – Finalist
1996 – Semi-Finals
1999 – Second Round

Current squad

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As of 1 february 2024

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Archimede Pululu
2 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Autriche Disengomoka
3 DF Burkina Faso BFA René Zoungrana
4 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Séraphin Kalonji
5 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Josué Mwimba
6 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Christopher Samangwa
7 FW Burundi BDI Patrick Banza
8 MF Angola ANG Norberto
9 FW Togo TOG Napo Sonhaye
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Élie Mpanzu
11 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Héritier Imana
12 DF Benin BEN Irenée Glele
13 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Jonathan Kika
14 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Olivier Osomba
15 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Exaucé Misuri
16 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Jacques Bakulu
18 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Musa Ndusha
19 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Franck Matemba
20 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Edouard Apataki
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 DF Togo TOG Dieudonné Ayawo
22 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Jonathan Ikangalombo
23 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Hértier Mongo
24 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Seydou Mpoyi
28 MF Republic of the Congo CGO Junior Ngoma
30 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Patou Ebunga
32 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Dezy Mbomba
33 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Nissi Ngoma
34 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Djos Issama
35 GK Cameroon CMR Junior Dande
36 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Stevy Mundele
38 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Papa Issouf Sakandé
39 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Platini Mpiana Mozizi
40 GK Burkina Faso BFA Farid Ouédraogo
- FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Mike Dombo
- FW Republic of the Congo CGO Junior Elenga

References

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  1. ^ "#606 – AS Vita Club : V.Club" (in French). Footnickname. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  2. ^ "AS Vita Club history". AS Vita Club official website. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "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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