|Full name||Matthew Andongcho Mbuta|
|Date of birth||21 December 1985|
|Place of birth||Bamenda, Cameroon|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder
|2007–2008||Crystal Palace Baltimore||33||(7)|
|2008–2009||New York Red Bulls||12||(2)|
|2009||→ Richmond Kickers (loan)||1||(0)|
|2009||→ Crystal Palace Baltimore (loan)||3||(2)|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||25||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 December 2011
Africa and Asia
Mbuta began his career with PWD Bamenda of the Cameroon Première Division. In his first season with the club he striker scored 12 goals in 20 appearances, and emerged as the third best player of the championship. Thanks to his play, PWD qualified for the CAF Cup, where the club reached the quarterfinal stage, with Mbuta netting five goals in four continental matches.
In 2006 Mbuta signed with Brunei DPMM, which represented Brunei Darussalam in the Malaysian Super League. Mbuta was a pivotal player in the DPMM attack, playing either as an attacking midfielder or as a second striker. Following his impressive season in Malaysia, Mbuta had trial spells with Notts County
In 2007 Mbuta moved to the United States to play for Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USL Second Division. In his first season with Baltimore he was named in the USL-2 All-League First-Team for scoring 5 goals in 16 games and also recording 7 assists. In his second season with Baltimore he was named in the USL-2 All-League Second-Team. His play with Crystal Palace Baltimore, especially during the 2008 US Open Cup where Mbuta faced Major League Soccer opposition, helped generate interest amongst the United States top-flight clubs.
Mbuta was signed by New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer on 15 September 2008 and made his debut against Colorado Rapids on 27 September 2008, in which he managed to score a goal in the 5–4 loss. He was loaned to his old club Crystal Palace Baltimore in May 2009. The second time he scored for the Red Bulls was the last goal ever at Giants Stadium. He successfully converted a penalty kick in second half stoppage time to cap a 5–0 victory over Toronto FC in the 2009 regular season finale on 24 October.
During the 2011-12 season, Mbuta signed with FC Dinamo București in Romania. In April 2012 Mbuta signed with Syrianska of the Swedish top-flight Allsvenskan. His Nordic stay lasted only a few months and by summer 2012 he was out of contract.
- (correct as of 26 September 2010)
|Club||Season||League||Lamar Hunt US Open Cup||Play-offs||CONCACAF||Total|
|Crystal Palace Baltimore||2007||16||5||7||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||17||5||7|
|Crystal Palace Baltimore||2008||17||2||2||3||1||0||2||0||0||-||-||-||22||3||2|
|New York Red Bulls||2008||2||1||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2||1||0|
|New York Red Bulls||2009||10||1||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||11||1||0|
|Richmond Kickers (loan)||2009||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||0||0|
|Crystal Palace Baltimore (loan)||2009||3||2||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||2||0|
|Crystal Palace Baltimore||2010||25||2||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||26||2||0|
- USL-2 news Archived 10 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- MLS player profile
- Cameroon national football team