Kitambala in 2016
|Full name||Lynel Darcy Kitambala|
|Date of birth||October 26, 1988|
|Place of birth||Creil, France|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2002–2003||US Pont Sainte-Maxence|
|2009–2010||→ Dijon (loan)||34||(13)|
|2012–2013||→ Dynamo Dresden (loan)||17||(2)|
|2013–2014||→ Auxerre (loan)||29||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:33, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Kitambala was born in Creil, France.
After playing for four other youth clubs in France, Kitambala finished his formation with Auxerre. After he was named on the bench for Auxerre's six games during 2007–08 season, he made his first team debut in a 0–0 home draw against Valenciennes on 1 November 2008, coming on as a substitute for Dennis Oliech.
On 20 August 2010, Kitambala signed a contract with Lorient, for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of €1.5 million. He made his debut at Stade du Moustoir on 28 August, and scored the second goal in a 2–0 win over Lyon. On 25 September, Kitambala scored a goal in the 89th minute against Monaco, securing a 2–1 victory for Lorient. He ended the season with 8 goals in all competitions.
On 31 August 2011, Kitambala signed with Saint-Étienne for a reported fee of €2.5 million. He made his debut for the club on 10 September, in a 3–1 home loss against Lille OSC, coming on as an 85th-minute substitute for Laurent Batlles. He made only nine league starts throughout the season, in contrast to 24 starts he made in the previous season while at Lorient. In an attempt to earn some playing time, Kitambala spent the 2012–13 season on loan in the German 2. Bundesliga, where he played for Dynamo Dresden.
- As of match played 16 December 2017
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Dijon (loan)||2009–10||Ligue 2||34||13||0||0||2||1||—||36||14|
|Dynamo Dresden (loan)||2012–13||2. Bundesliga||17||2||1||0||—||—||18||2|
|Auxerre (loan)||2013–14||Ligue 2||29||2||3||2||2||0||—||34||4|
|Auxerre II (loan)||2013–14||CFA||2||1||—||—||—||2||1|
|Sporting Charleroi||2014–15||Pro League||28||5||4||0||—||—||32||5|
|Levski Sofia||2015–16||A Group||7||0||2||0||—||—||9||0|
|Union SG||2015–16||Second Division||8||2||0||0||—||—||8||2|
|Apollon Smyrni||2017–18||Superleague Greece||11||0||1||1||—||—||12||1|
- "Auxerre Starlet Lynel Kitambala To Sign For Lorient". goal.com. 20 August 2010.
- "Линел Китамбала подписа с "Левски" за две години" (in Bulgarian). levski.bg. 14 September 2015.
- "L. Kitambala". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- Lynel Kitambala at Soccerway
- Lynel Kitambala – French league stats at LFP
- Lynel Kitambala at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- France profile at FFF
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