Kazadi Mwamba

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Kazadi Mwamba
Personal information
Full name Robert Kazadi Mwamba
Date of birth (1947-03-06) March 6, 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Élisabethville, Belgian Congo
Date of death 1998
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
TP Mazembe
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Kazadi Mwamba[1] (March 6, 1947 – 1998[2]) was a goalkeeper who played for TP Mazembe and Zaire. He was named the Player of the Tournament when Congo won the 1968 African Cup of Nations and followed this up with another victory in the 1974 African Cup of Nations where he was named to the Team of the Tournament.

At the 1974 FIFA World Cup, in a group game involving the Leopards and Yugoslavia, Kazadi conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes and was substituted by his Yugoslavian coach, Blagoje Vidinić. Kazadi was the first goalkeeper to be changed for a reason other than an injury or physical problem in a World Cup. Replacement keeper Tubilandu Ndimbi's first touch was to pick the ball out of his net, and they were defeated 9–0.

He appeared in two 1982 World Cup qualifying matches; a 5–2 win over Mozambique on 13 July 1980 and a 3-2 win over Madagascar on 21 December 1980.

Kazadi was voted the IFFHS Keeper of the Century for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2000.[3]


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  3. ^ Arruda, Marcelo Leme de (2000-01-21). "IFFHS' Players and Keepers of the Century for many countries". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 

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