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Kizito "Kiki" Musampa (born 20 July 1977) is a Congolese-born, and Dutch-nationalised former footballer.

Kiki Musampa
Personal information
Full name Kizito Musampa
Date of birth (1977-07-20) 20 July 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1990–1994 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Ajax 42 (6)
1997–1999 Bordeaux 33 (5)
1999–2003 Málaga 96 (22)
2003–2006 Atlético Madrid 34 (2)
2005–2006Manchester City (loan) 41 (3)
2006–2007 Trabzonspor 14 (0)
2007–2008 AZ 5 (0)
2008 FC Seoul 3 (0)
2009 Willem II 6 (0)
National team
1992 Netherlands U17 3 (1)
1993–1994 Netherlands U18 4 (1)
1994–1995 Netherlands U19 11 (7)
1996–2000 Netherlands U21 25 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Musampa had a journeyman career, taking in notable spells at AFC Ajax, Bordeaux, Malaga CF, Atlético Madrid and Manchester City, he also earned 28 caps representing the Netherlands at under-20 and under-21 levels.

He played as a left winger, well known for his pace and free-kicks.[1]

Club careerEdit

Ajax and BordeauxEdit

Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Musampa first started off in the famous AFC Ajax youth academy where he played a total of 31 games in two seasons and scored six goals. He subsequently signed on for Girondins Bordeaux in 1997 to further his experience in the hope to be selected for the Dutch national team competing in the 1998 FIFA World Cup although he was overlooked by then coach Guus Hiddink.

Málaga and AtléticoEdit

After spending two seasons at the French club, he decided to move on to Spanish club Málaga CF where he played 94 games and scored a total of 22 goals in four seasons. In 2003, he was transferred to Atlético Madrid for €3 million on a five-year contract, a year before his Málaga contract was due to expire,[2][3] in what he viewed as a potentially good career move.[4] In his first season with the club, he played 26 matches and scored two goals although in the following season, he was relegated to the substitutes' bench and only scraped together eight games in 2004.

Manchester CityEdit

In January 2005, Musampa moved to Manchester City of the Premier League on loan after becoming a fringe player at Atlético.[5] In his first six months, he scored three goals in 14 games; his first City goal was a "spectacular volley" in the last-minute which was the winner against Liverpool and gave Stuart Pearce his first win as City manager,[6] while he also scored goals against Aston Villa in a 2-1 victory,[7] and an equaliser against Middlesbrough which wasn't enough to help City qualify for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup.[8]

In June 2005 Musampa agreed up to stay at Manchester City for a second season.[9] The Dutchman started the new season as a regular first team player, but lost his first team place in December, after which he played irregularly, with the majority of his appearances being in central midfield. At the end of the 2005–06 season he returned to Atlético.

Trabzonspor and AZEdit

On 30 August 2006, he signed a three-year contract for Turkish club Trabzonspor on a free transfer.[10]

After being released from Trabzonspor, Musampa trained with English Premiership side Sunderland[11] for a period but ultimately was not signed by the club.[12] After returning to the Netherlands, Musampa trained with Eredivisie outfit AZ. In November 2007, he signed a contract at the club for the rest of the season, but he was released from his contract on 1 January 2008.

FC SeoulEdit

After an unsuccessful trial with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer he signed a two-year contract with K-League side FC Seoul in March 2008.[1] His stay in South Korea was brief, as he made just three league appearances and two League Cup appearances for the club before the two parties agreed to mutually terminate his contract in June 2008.

Willem IIEdit

On 14 March 2009, Musampa returned to professional football signing for Willem II Tilburg in the Netherlands.[13]


In September 2009 the winger went on trial with French side FC Metz, scored one goal in a friendly match, but the club did not sign him in the end.[14]

He eventually announced his retirement from professional football.

International careerEdit

Musampa was the member of Dutch U20 team at 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship, playing all three group matches, the team did not proceed past the group stage. Musampa went on to be a key player for the Netherlands Under-21s and achieved 25 caps, scoring 8 goals, he is currently in the top 10 players for both caps and goals at that level. His form whilst on loan at Manchester City earned him a call-up to the Netherlands squad to play Romania and Finland but he played in neither game.[15]



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  2. ^ "Atletico capture Musampa". Sky Sports. 5 June 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Musampa signs contract with Atletico". UEFA Official Website. 5 June 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Musampa earns Atlético move". UEFA Official Website. 5 June 2003. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Man City seal Musampa loan deal". BBC. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Man City 1-0 Liverpool". BBC. 9 April 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Aston Villa 1-2 Man City". BBC. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough". BBC. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Musampa stays at Man City on loan". BBC. 5 June 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Musampa touches down in Trabzon". 30 August 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  11. ^ Kiki hopes for run-out /
  12. ^ No Musampa deal /
  13. ^ Willem II sign Kiki Musampa[dead link]
  14. ^ Kiki Musampa à l’essai à Metz Archived 6 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Musampa named by Oranje". Sky Sports. Retrieved 7 January 2014.

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