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Association Sportive Vita Club, more commonly known as AS Vita Club, AS V. Club or simply Vita Club, is a Congolese football club based in Kinshasa.

AS Vita
AS Vita Club (logo).png
Full nameAssociation Sportive Vita Club
Nickname(s)Les Dauphins Noirs
(The Black Dolphins)
Founded1935
GroundStade des Martyrs, Kinshasa
Capacity100,000
PresidentGabriel Amisi Kumba
ManagerFlorent Ibengé
LeagueLinafoot
2017–18Champions
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

AS Vita Club was founded in 1935 by Honoré Essabe under the name of Renaissance in rue Usoke n° 73 in Kinshasa.

The name changed in 1939 into Diables Rouges, in 1942 into Victoria Club and finally in 1971 to Vita Club. On 17 December 1976 it took the official statue of the omnisports club with many sections:[1]

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Nantei
  • Volleyball

HonoursEdit

AS Vita Club is one of the most successful teams of the DR Congo, having won many national and international titles.[2]

NationalEdit

Linafoot

  • Champions (14): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2014–15, 2017–18

Coupe du Congo

  • Champions (9):1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2001

DR Congo Super Cup

  • Champions: 2015

InternationalEdit

African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League

CAF Confederation Cup

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

The club have 8 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1971 to 1995 and 6 appearances in CAF Champions League from 1998 till now.

2008 – First Round of 16
2009 – Group Stage
2010 – First Round of 16
1996 – Semi-Finals
1999 – Second Round

Current squadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AS Vita Club history". AS Vita Club official website. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ "AS Vita Club titles". vclub-cd.com. AS Vita Club official website. Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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