Joël Kimwaki

Joël Kimwaki Mpela (born 14 October 1986) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Renaissance du Congo. He made 52 appearances for the DR Congo national team scoring 3 goals.

Joël Kimwaki
Joël Kimwaki 2016 (cropped).jpg
Kimwaki in 2016
Personal information
Full name Joël Kimwaki Mpela
Date of birth (1986-10-14) 14 October 1986 (age 36)
Place of birth Kinshasa, DR Congo
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
FC Renaissance
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–2010 DC Motema Pembe
2010–2019 TP Mazembe
2020– FC Renaissance
National team
2009–2016 DR Congo 52 (3[1])
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Kimwaki played for TP Mazembe in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, where they reached the final losing 3–0 to Inter Milan.[2]

In November 2019, FC Renaissance du Congo announced the signing of Kimwaki from TP Mazembe one a one-season contract.[3]

International careerEdit

In 2015 he was selected for the DR Congo national team's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad.[4]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list DR Congo's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Kimwaki goal.[1]
List of international goals scored by Joël Kimwaki
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 31 January 2015 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea   Congo 3–2 4–2 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
2 14 June 2015 Stade Tata Raphaël, Kinshasa, DR Congo   Madagascar 2–0 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3 29 March 2016 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola   Angola 1–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


DR Congo


  1. ^ a b "Joël Kimwaki". National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Inter Milan beat TP Mazembe to take World Club crown". BBC Sport. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Officiel : Joël Kimwaki s'engage avec Renaissance". Foot RDC (in French). 25 November 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Yannick Bolasie in DR Congo squad". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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