Zola Kiniambi

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Zola Kiniambi
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Personal information
Full name Kiniambi Zola Aloyi
Date of birth (1970-06-26) 26 June 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Kikwit, Zaire
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Tuen Mun (Technical Director)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Vita ? (?)
1996 Gençlerbirliği 3 (0)
1997–2000 Yanbian Aodong 65 (12)
1998 Tianjin Teda (loan) 16 (13)
2001–2003 Chongqing Lifan 73 (7)
2005–2006 Yanbian FC 43 (13)
2007 Chongqing Lifan 15 (1)
2008 Yanbian FC 13 (3)
Total 225 (60)
National team
1996 Zaire 2 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Yanbian (Assistant Coach)
2013– Tuen Mun (Technical Director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:42, 28 March 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:42, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Zola Kiniambi (born June 26, 1970 in Kikwit) is a former Congolese footballer. He is the only foreign player who played in Chinese football league for more than 10 years.

Club career[edit]

Zola Kiniambi move to China in 1997. He joined Jia A club Yanbian Aodong and scored 6 goals in his first season in the Chinese league.

He was loaned to Jia B club Tianjin Teda and scored 13 goals in 16 games in the 1998 season.

Chongqing Lifan sighed Kiniambi in 2001.

At the beginning of season 2005, he returned to Yanbian FC.

After he retired in 2008, he became a coach and interpreter for Yanbian FC.

The Chinese Football Association honored his outstanding 10-year service with a medal.[1]

In the 2013–14 season, Hong Kong First Division League club Tuen Mun appointed Zola as the technical director of the club.

International career[edit]

He played in the African Nations Cup 1996 as a midfielder.

Personal life[edit]

Zola Kiniambi lives in Yanbian, China and has two children, both at school.[citation needed]


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