Christian Tshimanga Kabeya

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Christian Kabeya
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Personal information
Full name Christian Tshimanga Kabeya
Date of birth (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Heath Hayes
Youth career
Excelsior Mouscron
2003–2006 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 AGOVV Apeldoorn 46 (3)
2009– Heath Hayes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 21 April 2012 (UTC).

Christian Tshimanga Kabeya (born 16 June 1987) is a Belgian footballer, who currently plays for Heath Hayes F.C..[1]


Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kabeya began his playing career with K.S.K. Ronse before he quickly moved to join top flight club Belgian club Excelsior Mouscron. Interest was soon hotting up for the talented youngster, and Aston Villa soon joined the array of interesting parties, trying to capture Kabeya on a scholarship deal. This initially failed, but merely a few months later, out of contract Kabeya opted to sign for Villa. He eventually signed the contract in July 2003.

After an excellent opening season for the academy, Kabeya helped Aston Villa to the final of the 2003/04 FA Youth Cup, despite losing to a much more experienced Middlesbrough team.

On the international front, Kabeya (despite being born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) has represented Belgium at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level.

He later signed for AGOVV Apeldoorn,[2] but was released in 2009. He played since his release for Baker Joiner Midland Alliance clubHeath Hayes F.C..[3]


  1. ^ Chris Kabeya - Heath Hayes
  2. ^ "Christian Tshimanga Kabeya" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
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