Trésor Mputu

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Trésor Mputu
Personal information
Full name Trésor Mputu Mabi
Date of birth (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
TP Mazembe
Number 8
Youth career
Jac Trésor FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Kin City 21 (6)
2002–2014 TP Mazembe 292 (144)
2014–2016 Kabuscorp 49 (18)
2016– TP Mazembe 27 (12)
National team
2004– Congo DR 47 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Trésor Mputu Mabi (born 10 December 1985) is a Congolese football midfielder and striker who plays for TP Mazembe[1] and the Democratic Republic of the Congo national football team.

He has been described by former Cameroon and Democratic Republic of the Congo coach Claude Le Roy as being "the next Samuel Eto'o", whom he picked for the 1998 World Cup in France as a 17-year-old.[2]

Club career[edit]

Mputu joined TP Mazembe in 2002, and has been a pivotal figure in the club's success ever since. In 2007, he helped his club reach the African Champions League by becoming the top goalscorer of the competition with nine strikes, and the Confederation Cup.[3]

In 2009 and 2010 he captained Mazembe to back to back CAF Champions League titles. Through the years Mputu has been linked with several European clubs and trialled with Arsenal in 2007.[4][5][6]

In July 2016, Mputu rejoined his old club TP Mazembe.

Suspension & Return[edit]

In August 2010, Mputu received a 12-month global ban following his aggressive actions toward a referee during a match between TP Mazembe and Rwandan army side APR FC.[7] Upon his return to action after a year on the sidelines, it took him just 46 seconds to find the net for his club against rivals TS Malkesa.[8]

International career[edit]

Mputu made his international debut in 2004 and has been a regular in the squad ever since.[9] He represented his country at the 2006 African Cup of Nations tournament, and is the current captain of the Congolese national team, leading the side in the 2013 African Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa. In their first game of the tournament, Mputu scored for the Congolese in the 2-2 draw against pre-tournament favourites Ghana.[10]

He was recalled to the national team in November 2018, following a five-year absence.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first.[9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 August 2005 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris, France  Guinea 3–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 4 September 2005 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Cape Verde 2–1 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 8 October 2005 Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa  Zambia 1–1 2–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 11 November 2005 Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris, France  Tunisia 1–0 2–2 Friendly
5. 21 January 2006 Cairo Military Academy Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Togo 1–0 2–0 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
6. 22 August 2007 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Angola 3–1 3–1 Friendly
7. 13 June 2008 El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon Stadium, Djibouti City, Djibouti  Djibouti 6–0 6–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 6 November 2011 High Performance Centre, Pretoria, South Africa  Lesotho 1–0 3–0 Friendly
9. 11 November 2011 Somhlolo National Stadium, Lobamba, Swaziland  Swaziland 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 15 November 2011 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Swaziland 1–0 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 3–0
12. 29 February 2012 Stade Linité, Victoria, Seychelles  Seychelles 2–0 4–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
13. 10 June 2012 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo  Togo 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 20 January 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa  Ghana 1–2 2–2 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TP Mazembe : Trésor Mputu officiellement à Kabuscorp - Afrik-foot.com : l'actualité du football africain". www.afrik.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  2. ^ Kickoff.com (17 July 2012). "Where to now Mputu". kickoff.com.
  3. ^ Trésor Mputu Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine at MTN Football
  4. ^ Slatcher, Laura (4 December 2007). "Wenger impressed by Mputu trial". Sky Sports. Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Tuesday's gossip column". BBC Sport. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ Kobo, Kingsley (29 August 2010). "DR Congo's Tresor Mputu to Join Chelsea?". Goal. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ Kingsley Kobo (5 September 2010). "FIFA Suspend Congo's Trésor Mputu For One Year". Goal.com.
  8. ^ FIFA.com (1 September 2012). "Mputu returns". FIFA.com.
  9. ^ a b "Trésor Mputu". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  10. ^ BBC Sport (20 January 2013). "Ghana 2 - 2 DR Congo". BBC Sport.
  11. ^ Marteh, Danesius (6 November 2018). "DR Congo recall Tresor Mputu Mabi after five-year absence". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Glo-CAF Awards 2009: Criteria and results". CAF Online. Confederation of African Football. 12 March 2010.
  13. ^ "Shortlist unveiled for African player of the year award". BBC Sport. 28 December 2009.

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