Cedrick training with Betis in 2013
|Full name||Cedrick Mabwati Gerard|
|Date of birth||8 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2008–2010||Atlético Madrid B||54||(4)|
|2010–2011||→ Numancia (loan)||40||(9)|
|2014–2015||→ Osasuna (loan)||14||(0)|
|2015–2016||Columbus Crew SC||30||(2)|
|2015||→ Osasuna (loan)||16||(0)|
|2009–2012||DR Congo U20||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2016
Born in Kinshasa, Cedrick arrived in Spain in his early teens, moving with his family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and joining Atlético Madrid's youth system at the age of 13. He made his senior debuts only three years later, going on to spend two full seasons with the B-team in the third division.
On 6 January 2010, not yet aged 18, Cedrick made his first-team debut with the Colchoneros, against Recreativo de Huelva for the campaign's Copa del Rey: after committing a penalty in the early minutes of the game, he was replaced shortly after by manager Quique Sánchez Flores in an eventual 0–3 away loss (5–4 aggregate win). In the ensuing summer, he was loaned to second level club CD Numancia in a season-long move.
During his three-year spell in Soria, Cedrick was an automatic first-choice, scoring nine goals in his first season. On 10 June 2013, he bought out his contract with Numancia for a mere €1,20 and signed with Real Betis. He made his La Liga debut on 18 August by starting in a 1–2 defeat at Real Madrid, and totalled 1,129 minutes of action in 12 starts as the Andalusians were relegated.
On 28 August 2014, Cedrick was loaned to CA Osasuna also in division two. On 30 January of the following year, he signed for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew SC, but remained on loan to the Navarrese until the end of the campaign.
Aged only 17, Cedrick started appearing with the DR Congo under-20s. He made his debut for the full team on 6 September 2014, starting in a 0–2 loss against Cameroon for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying phase.
Cedrick played all six matches in the final stages in Equatorial Guinea, helping his country to the third place. In the last, against the hosts, he converted his penalty shoot-out attempt in a 4–2 win.
- Columbus Crew
- Recreativo humilló al Atlético Madrid por la Copa (Recreativo humiliated Atlético Madrid for the Cup); ESPN Deportes, 6 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- El Numancia ficha al delantero Cedric Mabwati, del Atlético de Madrid (Numancia sign forward Cedric Mabwati, from Atlético de Madrid); Diario AS, 4 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Cedrick paga su cláusula de... ¡1,20 euros! (Cedrick pays his... 1,20 euro clause!); Marca, 10 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- Crónica del Real Madrid – Betis, 2–1 (Real Madrid – Betis match report, 2–1); Europa Press, 18 August 2013 (in Spanish)
- Al Betis sólo le queda fijar la fecha del descenso (4–2) (Betis only need to know time and day of relegation (4–2)); ABC, 24 January 2014 (in Spanish)
- Cedrick jugará cedido en el CA Osasuna (Cedrick will play on loan at CA Osasuna); CA Osasuna, 28 August 2014 (in Spanish)
- Crew SC acquires Cedrick Mabwati; Columbus Crew, 30 January 2015
- Cedrick, traspasado al Columbus, seguirá cedido en Osasuna (Cedrick, transferred to Columbus, will continue in Osasuna on loan); Diario de Navarra, 30 January 2015 (in Spanish)
- Cedrick se incorpora al UCAM Murcia (Cedrick added to UCAM Murcia); UCAM Murcia, 27 December 2016 (in Spanish)
- DR Congo spot-on to deny Equatorial Guinea third place in low-key affair; The Guardian, 7 February 2015