Mbo Mpenza

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Mbo Mpenza
Personal information
Full name Mbo Jérôme Mpenza
Date of birth (1976-12-04) 4 December 1976 (age 40)[1]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Mesvins
1989–1993 Kortrijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Kortrijk 73 (34)
1996–1997 Mouscron 30 (12)
1997–1999 Standard Liège 52 (20)
2000–2001 Sporting CP 35 (3)
2001 Galatasaray 0 (0)
2002–2004 Mouscron 62 (27)
2004–2008 Anderlecht 86 (20)
2008 AEL 0 (0)
Total 338 (116)
National team
1991 Belgium U15 1 (0)
1992 Belgium U16 1 (0)
1992 Belgium U17 4 (3)
1994 Belgium U18 1 (0)
1996 Belgium U21 2 (0)
1997–2007 Belgium 56 (3)
Teams managed
2009 Anderlecht (scout)[3]
2009 Anderlecht U13[4][5]
2011– Belgium (scout)[6]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mbo Jérôme Mpenza (born 4 December 1976) is a retired Belgian footballer and football coach, who played as a striker. He was capped by Belgium at international level, scoring three goals in 56 appearances. His younger brother, Émile, is also a footballer who has represented Belgium.

Club career[edit]

During the start of his career, Mbo shared clubs with Émile, until he eventually left Standard Liège for Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he won the 2000 league championship as a January transfer. He was once nicknamed Monsieur Un But Par Match (Mr. One-Goal-A-Match) for his regular club scoring exploits. Had an uneventful stint in Turkey, playing almost no part in Galatasaray S.K.'s season during the first part of 2001–02. He subsequently returned to Belgium, and served second stints with R.E. Mouscron (one half season) and R.S.C. Anderlecht (four).

In July 2008, Mpenza joined Greek Super League outfit AEL FC. On 8 December 2008 Mpenza announced his retirement due to a back-injury. At this time he had not played a game for the club yet, due to the same injury.[7]

After football[edit]

Mpenza is now working at Anderlecht as a scout following his retirement.[8]

International career[edit]

Mpenza also played for the Belgium national football team since 1997, for which he scored his first goal in a friendly against Greece in August 2005. He represented his adopted nation in two World Cups and in UEFA Euro 2000, held in his country and the Netherlands (with brother Émile in the final squads for 1998 and 2000's competitions). He collected 56 caps (66 selections).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mbo Mpenza". Voetbal International. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mbo Jerome Mpenza". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mbo Mpenza scout bij Anderlecht" (in Dutch). purplespirit.be. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mpenza krijgt andere functie" (in Dutch). sport.be. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mbo Mpenza niet langer in dienst van Anderlecht" (in Dutch). hln.b. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Mbo Mpenza scout voor nationale ploeg" (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Pijnlijke rug noopt Mbo Mpenza tot einde loopbaan" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Mbo Mpenza wordt scout Anderlecht" (in Dutch). voetbalbelgie.be. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

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