TP Mazembe

TP Mazembe
TP Mazembe
Full name Tout Puissant Mazembe
Nickname(s) Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)
Founded 1939
Ground Stade de la Kenya,
(Capacity: 35,000)
Chairman Congolese Moïse Katumbi Chapwe
Manager Senegal Lamine N'Diaye
League Linafoot
2009 1st
Home colours
Away 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.[1] 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.



Old crest

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).[2] 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.[1]

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.

In November 2009 the team won the CAF Champions League against Heartland F.C. 2-2 on aggregate, winning on the away goals rule.[3][4]

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.[5] 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.[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 C.F. 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]


  • Linafoot:
    • 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

Performance in CAF competitions

2001 - Group Stage
2002 - Semi-Finals
2005 - Preliminary Round
2007 - Second Round
2008 - Group Stage
2009 - Champion
2010 - Champion
2011 - disqualified in Group stage
  • African Cup of Champions Clubs: 7 appearances
1967 - Champion
1968 - Champion
1969 - Finalist
1970 - Finalist
1972 - Semi-Finals
1977 - First Round
1988 - First Round
2004 - First Round
2006 - disqualified in First Round
2007 - Group Stage
  • CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances
1980 - Champion
1981 - Second Round
  • CAF Cup: 1 appearance
2000 - Second Round
2010 - Champion
2011 - Champion

Current squad

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Muteba Kidiaba
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Joël Kimwaki
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kiritsho Kasusula
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Miala Nkulukutu
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Tshani Mukinayi
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Déo Kanda A Mukok
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Herve Ndonga
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Trésor Mputu
9 Mali FW Cheibane Traore
10 Zambia FW Given Singuluma
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Milota Kabangu
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Bawaka Mabele
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Bedi Mbenza
14 Zambia MF Sebastian Mwansa
15 Tanzania FW Thomas Ulimwengu
16 Zambia DF Feliz Sunzu
No. Position Player
17 Zambia DF Hichani Himoonde
18 Zambia MF Rainford Kalaba
19 Nigeria FW Abdoulaye Mohamed
20 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Mihayo Kazembe
21 Democratic Republic of the Congo GK Aime Bakula
22 Zambia GK Kalililo Kakonje
23 Zambia DF Emmanuel Mbola
24 Cameroon MF Narcisse Ekanga
25 Zimbabwe MF Christopher Smakwe
26 Mali MF Cheikh Sadibou
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Kanyimbo Tshizeu
Uganda MF Patrick Ochan
Malawi MF Luke Milanzi
Zambia MF Guy Lusadisu
Tanzania FW Mbwana Samata

Notable former players


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