Dioko Kaluyituka

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Alain Kaluyituka
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Kaluyituka with TP Mazembe in 2011
Personal information
Full name Alain Kaluyituka
Date of birth (1987-01-02) January 2, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 AS Vita
2007–2011 TP Mazembe
2011–2015 Al Ahli 65 (52)
2012–2013 Al Kharaitiyat (loan) 17 (8)
2015– Al-Gharafa 15 (5)
2016 Lekhwiya (loan) 8 (5)
2016–2017 Muaither SC (loan) 10 (4)
National team
2004–2013 Congo DR[1] 30 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 1, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2014

Alain Kaluyituka (born January 2, 1987) is a DR Congo association football player who is currently playing as a forward for Al-Gharafa in the Qatar Stars League. He has represented his country Congo DR 30 times, scoring 9 times. He has also represented his former club TP Mazembe in International football in both CAF Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Dioko was born in Kinshasa and in 2004 was signed to Linafoot club AS Vita Club for whom he played for 2 years. He would then transfer to TP Mazembe in 2007, where he would immediately find success. He played for the club in the 2007 CAF Champions League in which they reached the final 16 qualification, before being knocked out by FAR Rabat. During the 2008 CAF Champions League he played for the club, but they were knocked out of Group B, finishing third overall.[2] Their ultimate success came during the 2009 CAF Champions League, which Mazembe won. Dioko received the Golden Boot, having scored 8 goals. This meant that for the first time ever TP Mazembe qualified for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. Dioko was part of the squad that participated in the FIFA Club World Cup, where they found limited success, finishing 6th of 7.[3]

He scored the second goal in the semifinal of the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, where TP Mazembe defeated Internacional of Brazil 2-0 to become the first team outside Europe and South America to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final. He was awarded the Silver Ball at the tournament.

In 2011, Dioko signed a three-year deal with Al-Ahly Doha in Qatar,[4] wearing the No.15 jersey that he already had in Mazembe. While finalizing the transfer, a dispute erupted between Mazembe and Al Ahly. FIFA ruled in favour of Al Ahly and declared the player eligible to play in the Qatar Stars League.[5]

In July 2012, Dioko was loaned from relegated Al Ahly to Al Kharaitiyat on a season-long deal.[6] He transferred to Al Gharafa in July 2015.[7]

International career[edit]

Dioko has represented DR Congo national football team 10 times, scoring 3 times. All of these matches were during the 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.[8]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 July 2004 Estádio da Várzea, Praia, Cape Verde  Cape Verde 1–0 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 9 May 2009 National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  Tanzania 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3. 2–0
4. 7 October 2011 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Cameroon 1–0 2–3 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 11 November 2011 Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba, Swaziland  Swaziland 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 15 November 2011 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Swaziland 2–0 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 4–0
8. 29 February 2012 Stade Linité, Victoria, Seychelles  Seychelles 1–0 3–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
9. 3–0


TP Mazembe