Lelo Mbele

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Lelo Mbele
Personal information
Full name Blaise Lelo Mbele
Date of birth (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
DCMP Congo
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 AS Vita Club 32 (19)
2004–2005 Zulu Royals 29 (15)
2005–2007 Orlando Pirates 31 (16)
2007 CS Sfaxien 30 (14)
2007–2008 Al-Hilal 27 (11)
2008–2009 Espérance 26 (10)
2009–2010 Al-Hilal Omdurman 15 (10)
2010–2011 Al-Nasr Benghazi 27 (11)
2011–2012 Selangor FA 0 (0)
2012–2014 MC Alger 23 (11)
2012–2013 CA Batna (loan) 28 (16)
2014–2015 Petro Atlético 25 (18)
2015– DCMP Congo 15 (8)
National team
2005– DR Congo 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 05 August 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 05 August 2014 (UTC)

Blaise Lelo Mbele (born 10 August 1987 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese footballer who is currently playing for MC Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Lelo previously played for different professional clubs such as South African giants, Orlando Pirates FC and the Saudi Arabian club, Al-Hilal FC.

Career[edit]

On 29 November 2007, Mbele signed with Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) for a fee of $25000 per month to the player and $1.2M to his former club.[citation needed]

He made his Saudi Premier League debut for Al Hilal in a 1–0 away win over Al Watani on 5 December 2007 his first goal for Al Hilal in the 2–0 victory against Al Ittifaq on 10 December 2007.

In 2008, he joined Tunisian side Espérance.

In January 2009, Mbele signed with Sudanese club Al-Hilal for $1 million deal for a 3-year contract. The player's agent cited the financial strength and success of the Al-Hilal to be the favoring deciding factors that made Mbele choose the Sudanese giant.He did not have a good season with Al Hilal so Al Nasr of Libya choose to buy him.[1]

On 12 July 2011, Mbele signed with Kuwaiti club Al Naser.[2] And on 28 July 2011, Al Naser terminate the contract with Mbele because rupturing in the front muscle.[3]

After being a free agent for 4 months, he eventually joined the Malaysian club, Selangor FA in a two-year contract alongside Lebanese international, Ramez Dayoub.[4][5] However, due to his injury, Lelo did not manage to play for any games with Selangor and later was released by the Football Association of Selangor.[6]

On 13 August 2012, Mbele signed for Algerian club MC Alger for a 2-year contract.[7]

International career[edit]

Mbele was a member of the Congolese 2006 African Nations Cup team, who progressed to the quarter finals, where they were eliminated by Egypt, who won the tournament. He helped CS Sfaxien win the CAF Confederation Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lelo-Mbele in the money again". kickoff.com. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Al Naser 4 deal exceeded the «one million»!
  3. ^ Al Naser terminate the contract with Mbele
  4. ^ Mbele, Dayoub perkuat Gergasi Merah (MALAY) Retrieved at 6 December 2011
  5. ^ Merah Kuning ambil risiko (MALAY) Retrieved at 9 December 2011
  6. ^ "Selangor give Congo flop the axe". Football Every Day. Malaysia: The Star. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  7. ^ [1]

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