René Makondele

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René Makondele
Personal information
Full name René Muzola Makondele
Date of birth (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gefle IF
Number 24
Youth career
Kinshasa City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Djurgårdens IF 44 (5)
2005 Gefle IF (loan) 20 (2)
2006–2007 Gefle IF 41 (10)
2007–2010 Helsingborgs IF 70 (17)
2010–2016 BK Häcken 162 (42)
2017– Gefle IF 0 (0)
National team
2001–2009 DR Congo 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2017 (UTC).

René Makondele (born 20 April 1982 in Kinshasa) is a Congolese football midfielder who plays for Gefle IF.[1]


René Makondele started his career in DRC with the club Kinshasa City. He then was spotted by Swedish scouts from Djurgårdens IF who brought him to Sweden, alongside Yannick Bapupa and Blaise Mbemba. During his time in Djurgårdens IF he mostly came on as a substitute, and in 2005 he was loaned out to Allsvenska rivals Gefle IF.[2] He impressed Gefle manager Per Olsson enough for Gefle to buy him from Djurgården.[3] He stayed with the club for another year and a half, when Helsingborgs IF signed him in the middle of the 2007 season.[4] Following a lack of playing time in 2010, Makondele decided to leave Helsingborgs IF. His previous clubs, Gefle IF and Djurgårdens IF, showed interest in him, but he rejected both.[5] Instead he joined BK Häcken, signing a 3-year contract which starts on 1 January 2011,[6] however following a minor dispute between the two clubs over when Makondele would leave Helsingborg, an agreement was reached and Makondele left Helsingborgs IF in the 2010 summer instead.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His cousin Guy-Guy Lema played alongside few years with him in Sweden[8] and his other cousin Kuanzambi Barssabas da Cruz played a half-year for Torslanda IK.[9]



Djurgårdens IF
BK Häcken


  1. ^ Därför valde René Makondele att återvända till Gefle IF: "Det känns som att flytta hem",, 5 January 2017
  2. ^ Riedel, Jonas (3 March 2005). "Makondele till Gefle på lån". (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Makondele stannar i Gefle" (in Swedish). 9 November 2005. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Makondele klar för Helsingborg" (in Swedish). 27 September 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Makondele: "Vill pröva något nytt"" (in Swedish). 14 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Makondele klar för Hisingens stolthet" (in Swedish). 14 July 2010. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rene lämnar HIF i sommar" (in Swedish). 30 July 2010. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Guy Guy Lema klar för IFK Hässleholm" (in Swedish). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kuanzambi Barssabas Da Cruz "Cedrick" f. 1987, back/mittfältare, kommer från Tyska SG-Bruchköbel 1868. Även Cedrick har sina rötter i Kongo. Han är Tysk medborgare och har precis som sin kusin Guy Guy hamnat i Sverige tack vare kusin Makondele" (in Swedish). Torslanda IK. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
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