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Chancel Mangulu Mbemba (born 8 August 1994) is a Congolese international footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto.

Chancel Mbemba
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Personal information
Full name Chancel Mangulu Mbemba[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 19
Youth career
2006–2007 E.S. La Grace
2007–2008 Mputu
2008–2012 FC MK Etanchéité
2012–2013 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Anderlecht 63 (6)
2015–2018 Newcastle United 54 (1)
2018– Porto 10 (0)
National team
2012– DR Congo 45 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:23, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Early lifeEdit

Mbemba grew up in Kinshasa in a family of nine children. His mother, Antoinette, is a former basketball player who represented DR Congo.[3][4]

CareerEdit

AnderlechtEdit

After playing youth football for several clubs including E.S. La Grace and FC MK Etanchéité in Kinshasa, Mbemba joined Belgian club Anderlecht in 2012.[3]

Mbemba mainly played with Anderlecht reserve and youth teams. At this point Mbemba requested to have a bone scan to dispel rumours that he was older than he actually was.[5] The bone scan proved his age was indeed correct.[6] Mbemba eventually made his senior debut on 28 July 2013 in their opening match of the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League season, a 2–3 defeat to Lokeren.[7]

He made a further 28 appearances during the 2014–15 season as they finished in third spot in the league. They also finished runners-up in the 2014–15 Belgian Cup, losing 1–2 to Club Brugge in the final.[8]

Newcastle UnitedEdit

On 26 July 2015, Premier League side Newcastle United confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Anderlecht for the transfer of Mbemba, who also agreed personal terms and passed a medical.[9] On 30 July, Mbemba was officially unveiled as a Newcastle United player, signing a five-year contract with the club.[10]

He scored his first goal for the club on 7 May 2017 against Barnsley on the same day that Newcastle clinched the EFL Championship title a year after relegation.[11]

PortoEdit

On 23 July 2018, Primeira Liga side Porto reached an agreement with Newcastle United and signed a contract with Chancel.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 18 January 2019[13][14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2013–14 Belgian Pro League 35 5 0 0 5[c] 1 0 0 40 6
2014–15 Belgian Pro League 28 1 2 0 6[c] 2 1[d] 0 37 3
Total 63 6 2 0 11 3 1 0 77 9
Newcastle United 2015–16 Premier League 33 0 1 0 1 0 35 0
2016–17 Championship 12 1 0 0 1 0 13 1
2017–18 Premier League 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Total 54 1 2 0 3 0 59 1
Porto 2018–19 Primeira Liga 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 120 7 6 0 4 0 11 3 1 0 142 10
  1. ^ Appearances in Belgian Cup, FA Cup and Taça de Portugal
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Cup and Taça da Liga
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Champions League
  4. ^ Appearance in Belgian Super Cup

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first.[15]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2015 Stade de la Cité de l'Oie, Visé, Belgium   Gabon 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 10 June 2017 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo   Congo 3–1 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 5 September 2017 Stade des Martyrs, Kinshasa, DR Congo   Tunisia 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile Chancel Mbemba". premierleague.com. Barclays Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Thirion, Xavier (9 November 2013). "Mbemba: "Je veux marquer l'histoire d'Anderlecht"". L'Avenir (in French). Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ Douglas, Mark (23 July 2015). "Newcastle United new boy Chancel Mbemba's remarkable back story marks him out as a future star". ChronicleLive. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Sinnot, John (1 February 2013). "Football's age fraud: FIFA probes player with 'four birthdays'". CNN. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Jupiler Pro League's best youngsters and future European stars". Benefoot. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Congo DR – C. Mbemba – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Club Brugge 2–1 Anderlecht". Soccerway. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Chancel Mbemba Deal Moves Closer" (Press release). Newcastle United. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Mbemba Joins United" (Press release). Newcastle United. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Newcastle 3–0 Barnsley". BBC. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Chancel Mbemba: Porto sign defender from Newcastle". BBC. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  13. ^ "C. MBEMBA". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Chancel Mbemba". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Mbemba, Chancel". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  16. ^ a b Chancel Mbemba at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  17. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/30627535

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