AS Vita Club

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Full name Association Sportive Vita Club
Nickname(s) Les Dauphins Noirs
(The Black Dolphins)
Founded 1935
Ground Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
Ground Capacity 80,000
President Gabriel Amisi Kumba
Manager Florent Ibenge
League Linafoot
2014–15 Champions
Website Club home page
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 great teams of DR Congo and of Africa, it wins many national and international titles.[2]

National titles[edit]

Champion (13): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2015.
Runner-up (3): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Winner (9): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2001.
Runner-up (2): 1984, 1997.
Winner (1): 2015.
Runner-up ():
Winner (2): 1982, 1983
Runner-up ():

International titles[edit]

Winner (1): 1973
Runner-up (2): 1981, 2014
Third place (1): 2012
Winner (1): 2004

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 Kiaku Kianduanina
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
8 Burkina Faso DF Issoufou Dayo
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 Kasengu Kazadi
25 Rwanda FW Tady Etekiama[3]
26 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kupa Makwekwe
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Jerry Ekole Ndemiye
29 Cameroon MF Paolo Mondo
30 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Lomboto Nguemba
Cameroon MF Yazid Atouba

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AS Vita Club history". AS Vita Club official website. 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "AS Vita Club titles". vclub-cd.com. AS Vita Club official website. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Note: Etekiama is known as Daddy Birori while is representing Rwanda.

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