|Date of birth||30 May 1977|
|Place of birth||Kalulushi, Zambia|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1995||Kalulushi Modern Stars|
|2005||→ Free State Stars (loan)||25||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 December 2013
Joseph Musonda (born 30 May 1977 in Kalulushi) is a Zambian football defender who plays for Zambian Premier League club Nkana. An accomplished and reliable defender, he plays in either full back position for his national team and centre back for his club. He is Zambia's most capped player according to FIFA.
Having contributed so much to Zambia's historic win in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations it was cruel that Joseph Musonda's final v Côte d'Ivoire should be cut short by injury after just 11 minutes. Despite this, Musonda was finally able to celebrate what was his 100th match for Zambia when his team went on to win 8-7 on penalties. Musonda injured his ankle making a vital intervention against Gervinho who was bearing down on goal and he left the field in visible distress. Despite his uncompromising defending, Joseph Musonda is considered to be one of the gentlemen of the Zambia national team, so it was no surprise when his opponent that day, Didier Drogba, came to comfort him as he was brought off the field. Manager Herve Renard would later carry him up to receive his winners medal.
Musonda made a much quicker recovery from that ankle injury than was expected demonstrating his powers of recovery and he was soon playing again for Golden Arrows in South Africa. Indeed, in June 2012 the club tied him to a three-year contract extension that will take Musonda to 38 years of age. At the time, Joseph Musonda turned down the opportunity to play in the United Arab Emirates on a lucrative contract.
Joseph Musonda was part of the Zambian 2006 African Nations Cup team. He was also picked in the 2008 squad for the AFCON and Zambia were eliminated in the group stage before being part of the 2010 squad that made it to the Quarter Finals of the competition eventually losing to Nigeria in a penalty shoot-out.
- "Musonda is Zambia’s most capped player as he joins Tana in Century club" Zambian Football http://www.zambianfootball.co.zm/?p=6567 (Date accessed 15 August 2013)
- Joseph Musonda – FIFA competition record
- Joseph Musonda at National-Football-Teams.com
- Joseph Musonda - Century of International Appearances RSSSF.