TP Mazembe

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TP Mazembe
Full nameTout Puissant Mazembe
Nickname(s)Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)
Les Badiangwena (The Badiangwena)
The Baba Boys
Founded28 November 1939; 84 years ago (1939-11-28)
as FC Saint-Georges
GroundStade TP Mazembe
Capacity18,500
ChairmanMoïse Katumbi Chapwe
ManagerLamine N'Diaye
LeagueLinafoot
2022–23Canceled
WebsiteClub website
colours
Current season

Tout Puissant Mazembe, commonly referred to as TP Mazembe, is a Congolese professional football club based in Lubumbashi.[1]

History

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Tout Puissant Mazembe, the first sports club from the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a value of at least $10 million, was originally founded by the Benedictine monks who directed the Institut Saint-Boniface school in Élisabethville (modern-day Lubumbashi) in Katanga Province.[2] The missionaries originally decided in 1939 to established a football team for the students' Boy Scout troop, named Saint Georges FC, after the patron saint of the Scouting movement. This team affiliated itself directly in the first division of the Royal Federation of the Native Athletic Associations (Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes, FRASI) founded by the Belgian King. At the end of the season, Holy Georges placed 3rd.

In 1944 the young scouts went on the road and FC St. Georges was rechristened Saint Paul F.C. Some years later, the incorporation of certain foreign elements in the Institute would make the missionaries abandon the team management. The team took the name of F.C. Englebert after its sponsor, a tire brand. The qualifier "Tout Puissant" (Almighty) was added to the club's name after it went undefeated in winning its first league title in 1966.[1]

After the independence of Congo, (30 June 1960) Englebert restructured itself. In 1966, they realized the treble (national Championship, Coupe du Congo and Katanga Cup).

In 1967 and 1968, they won the African Cup of Champions. The team would be finalist four consecutive times from 1967 to 1970. Mazembe was the first team to successfully defend the African Champions Cup. This feat was finally repeated in 2003 and 2004 by Enyimba.

After 18 years of absence, it returned to the African scene thanks to 38-year-old governor Moïse Katumbi Chapwe and owner of the club.

In November 2009 the team won the CAF Champions League, the African championship for football clubs. Mazembe won against Heartland 2–2 on aggregate, winning on the away goals rule.[3]

By winning the CAF Champions League, Mazembe qualified for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. In their first world championship match in the quarter-finals they lost 2–1 to the Pohang Steelers from South Korea,[4] despite taking the lead in the first half. Following a 3–2 defeat to Auckland City in the fifth placed match they finished the tournament in 6th place.[5][6]

In 2010 they retained the 2010 CAF Champions League, and in December they became the first African side to contest the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating both Pachuca of Mexico 1–0 in the quarter-finals and Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-finals.[7][8] In the final on 18 December, they were defeated 3–0 by Internazionale.[9]

In 2015, TP Mazembe secured their fifth title in the competition after defeating USM Alger of Algeria 4–1 aggregate in the 2015 CAF Champions League Final.[10]

Women's football

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In 2020, a women's section of TP Mazembe was formed.[11]

Crest and colours

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Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

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Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Ref
2008-09 Adidas MCK Trucks [12]
2009-10 Simba (beer) [fr]
2010-16 MCK Trucks
2016-19 Simba (beer) [fr]
2019-20 Sogam -
2020-21 Simba (beer) [fr]
2021-22 ? ?
2022-23 Sogam MCK Trucks

Honours

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With 28 titles at national level and 11 at international level since 1966, TP Mazembe is currently the most successful club of the DRC with 39 titles.

Domestic

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Continental

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International

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Performance in CAF competitions

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The club have 7 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1988 and 18 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2001 till now, having appeared in every edition since 2007.

The club have 1 appearance in CAF Cup in 2000 and 6 appearances in CAF Confederation Cup from 2004 till now.

1980 – Champion
1981 – Second Round
2010 – Champion
2011 – Champion
2016 – Champion
2017 – Finalist
2018 – Finalist

Current squad

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As of 16 January 2023[14]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Mali MLI Ibrahim Mounkoro
2 DF Togo TOG Youssifou Atté
4 DF Zambia ZAM Tandi Mwape
5 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Johnson Atibu
6 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Djos Issama
7 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Othniel Mawawu
8 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Philippe Kinzumbi
9 FW Republic of the Congo CGO Wilfrid Nkaya
10 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Merceil Ngimbi
11 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Addam Bossu
12 DF Zambia ZAM Kabaso Chongo
13 FW Ivory Coast CIV Nabil Meite
14 MF Ivory Coast CIV Christian Koffi
15 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Boaz Ngalamulume
16 MF Zambia ZAM Rainford Kalaba
17 MF Nigeria NGA Augustine Oladapo
18 GK Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Baggio Siadi
19 GK Nigeria NGA Suleman Shaibu
20 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Meschack Tshimanga
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Soze Zemanga
22 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Etienne Mayombo
23 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Gloire Mujaya
24 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Ernest Luzolo
25 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Mukoko Tonombe
26 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Magloire Ntambwe
27 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Jephté Kitambala Bola
28 GK Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Israël Mubobo
29 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD John Bakata
30 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Glody Likonza
31 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Amedée Masasi
32 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Patient Mwamba
33 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Zao Matutala
34 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Kelvin Bileko
35 FW Mali MLI Fily Traore
46 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Kévin Mondeko
47 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Robert Wilangi
48 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Moïse Kaniki
49 GK Senegal SEN Alioune Badara Faty

Notable former players

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Topscorer Linafoot Congo Cup CAF Competition Total
Democratic Republic of the Congo Tresor Mputu 165 0 41 206

For details on former players see Category:TP Mazembe players.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b Bell, Jack (17 December 2010). "TP Mazembe Surprises the World, Not Itself". Goal. Archived from the original on 18 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ Legge, David (17 September 2009). "Win or bust for former champions Etoile". AFP. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Mazembe clinch Champs Lge title". BBC Sport. 7 November 2009. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  4. ^ "TP Mazembe 1 – 2 Pohang Steelers". ESPN. 11 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  5. ^ "TP Mazembe 2 – 3 Auckland City". ESPN Soccernet. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  6. ^ "TP Mazembe continue journey". BBC Sport. 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  7. ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final". Archived from the original on 17 December 2010.
  9. ^ "TP Mazembe 0 – 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 18 December 2010. Archived from the original on 22 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  10. ^ "TP Mazembe beat USM Alger to win African Champions League". BBC Sport. 8 November 2015. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Foot : Le TP Mazembe crée une équipe féminine". Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  12. ^ "TP Mazembe Kit History". Football Kit Archive. Archived from the original on 14 March 2023. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  13. ^ "Linafoot: Le Tp Mazembe sacré champion pour la 19è fois". 22 June 2022. Archived from the original on 26 June 2022. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Effectif". Archived from the original on 17 January 2023. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
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