- TP Mazembe
TP Mazembe Full name Tout Puissant Mazembe Nickname(s) Les Corbeaux (The Ravens) Founded 1939 Ground Stade de la Kenya,
Chairman Moïse Katumbi Chapwe Manager Lamine N'Diaye League Linafoot 2009 1stHome coloursAway colours
Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, are a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi. Its nickname is Les corbeaux (the ravens) despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest. In 2010, the club made FIFA Club World Cup history by becoming the first club team from Africa — and from outside the traditional continental powerhouses of Europe and South America — to enter the final after beating CONMEBOL's Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-final. TP Manzebe defeated ES Tunis 6-1 on aggregate to win their 4th CAF Champions League Crown in 2010. TP Mazembe has a revenue of €8 million.
Tout Puissant Mazembe was founded in 1939 by Benedictine monks of the order of Sanctimonious Saint that directed the Holy Institute Boniface of Élisabethville (Lubumbashi). To diversify the student activities for those that did not consecrate themselves to the priesthood, the missionaries decided to set up a football team, baptized Holy team Georges, Employer of the Troop. This team affiliated itself directly in the first division of the Royal Federation of the Native Athletic Associations (FRASI for French Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes) 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 Holy 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.
After the independence of Congo, (June 30, 1960) Englebert restructured itself. In 1966, they realized the treble (national Championship, Katanga Cup and Congo Cup).
In 1967 and 1968, it won the African Cup of Champions. The team would be finalist four times successively in (1967,1968.1969 and 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.
By winning the CAF Champions League, they qualified for the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. In their first match in the quarter-finals they lost 2-1 to Pohang Steelers of South Korea. despite taking the lead in the first half. Following a 3-2 defeat to Auckland City FC in the fifth placed match they finished the tournament in 6th place.
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 C.F. Pachuca of Mexico 1–0 in the quarter finals and Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-finals. In the final on 18 December, they were defeated 3-0 by Internazionale.
- African Cup of Champions Clubs/CAF Champions League:
- African Cup Winners' Cup:
- Winners (1): 1980
- Winners (11): 1966, 1967, 1969, 1976, 1987, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
- Coupe du Congo:
- Winners (5): 1966, 1967, 1976, 1979, 2000
- Runners-up (1): 2003
- FIFA Club World Cup:
- Runners-up (1): 2010
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League: 8 appearances
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 7 appearances
- 1988 - First Round
- CAF Confederation Cup: 3 appearances
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
- 1980 - Champion
- 1981 - Second Round
- CAF Cup: 1 appearance
- 2000 - Second Round
- CAF Super Cup: 2 appearances
- 2010 - Champion
- 2011 - Champion
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player 1 GK Muteba Kidiaba 2 DF Joël Kimwaki 3 DF Kiritsho Kasusula 4 DF Miala Nkulukutu 5 DF Tshani Mukinayi 6 FW Déo Kanda A Mukok 7 MF Herve Ndonga 8 FW Trésor Mputu 9 FW Cheibane Traore 10 FW Given Singuluma 11 FW Milota Kabangu 12 DF Bawaka Mabele 13 MF Bedi Mbenza 14 MF Sebastian Mwansa 15 FW Thomas Ulimwengu 16 DF Feliz Sunzu No. Position Player 17 DF Hichani Himoonde 18 MF Rainford Kalaba 19 FW Abdoulaye Mohamed 20 MF Mihayo Kazembe 21 GK Aime Bakula 22 GK Kalililo Kakonje 23 DF Emmanuel Mbola 24 MF Narcisse Ekanga 25 MF Christopher Smakwe 26 MF Cheikh Sadibou 28 DF Kanyimbo Tshizeu MF Patrick Ochan MF Luke Milanzi MF Guy Lusadisu FW Mbwana Samata
Notable former players
AS Canon Buromeca · AS Ndombe · TP Molunge · US Tshinkunku · SM Sanga Balende · FC Saint Eloi Lupopo · AS Maniema Union · DC Virunga · FC Ibanda Sport · TS Malekesa · AS Dragons · FC Etoile du Congo · AS Babeti ya Sika · AS Inter Forces de Luluabourg · AS Bantous · TP Mazembe · AC Nkoy · AC Capaco · OC Bukavu Dawa · RC Etoile d'Or · DC Motema Pembe · AS Vita Club · AS New Soger · TC Elima · RC St Clément · JS Likasi · OC Muungano · Ndoki ya Ndombe
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- ^ "TP Mazembe 2 - 3 Auckland City". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-12-16. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/285371?cc=5739. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
- ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2010-12-10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/9277785.stm. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
- ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final". http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/matches/round=254486/match=300140539/index.html.
- ^ "TP Mazembe 0 - 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-12-18. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=309865&cc=5739. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
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