Bwanga Tshimen

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Bwanga Tshimen
Personal information
Full name Raymond Bwanga Tshimen
Date of birth (1949-01-04) 4 January 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Lubumbashi, Zaire
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
TP Mazembe
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raymond Bwanga Tshimen (born 4 January 1949 in Élisabethville, Belgian Congo) is a former footballer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bwanga won the 1973 African Footballer of the Year while with TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi. During his playing days in the early and mid 1970s he was nicknamed "Black Beckenbauer" by the African and French press due to his playing style.[1]

Bwanga was voted the IFFHS Player of the Century for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2000.[2] In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.[3]


  1. ^ "Eto'o joins the greats". BBC Sport. 4 May 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Arruda, Marcelo Leme de. "IFFHS' Players and Keepers of the Century for many countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2000.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Οι 200 κορυφαίοι Αφρικανοί". 25 October 2006. 

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