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Tout Puissant Mazembe, formerly known as Englebert, is a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade TP Mazembe situated in the suburb of Kamalondo. Its nickname is Les corbeaux (the ravens) despite having a crocodile with a ball in its mouth on the team crest.[1] TP Mazembe drew an average home attendance of 11,888 in the 2015–16 Linafoot season. CS Don Bosco serves as a feeder club to the team. Mazembe are among the major sports clubs in DR Congo and one of the most successful football teams in Africa ever. They gained great notoriety when they defeated the Internacional of Brazil in the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup. They became the first Congolese club with 300,000 followers on Facebook, their main social media page. They are most successful team in DRC with 36 national and international titles won.

TP Mazembe
TP Mazembe (logo).png
Full nameTout Puissant Mazembe
Nickname(s)Les Corbeaux (The Ravens)
Founded1939 as FC Saint-Georges
GroundStade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi
Capacity18,500
PresidentMoïse Katumbi Chapwe
ManagerMihayo Kazembe
LeagueLinafoot
2017–18Champions, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

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, named Saint Georges FC, after the patron 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 Saint 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, Coupe du Congo and Katanga 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 2–2 on aggregate, winning on the away goals rule.[3]

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.[4] despite taking the lead in the first half. Following a 3–2 defeat to Auckland City in the fifth placed match they finished the tournament in 6th place.[5]

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 Pachuca of Mexico 1–0 in the quarter-finals and Internacional of Brazil 2–0 in the semi-finals.[6][7] In the final on 18 December, they were defeated 3–0 by Internazionale.[8]

In 2015, TP Mazembe secured their fifth title in the competition after defeating USM Alger of Algeria 4–1 aggregate in the 2015 CAF Champions League Final.[9]

CrestEdit

HonoursEdit

With 24 titles at national level and 11 at international level since 1966, the DCMP is currently the most successful club of the DRC with 35 titles.

NationalEdit

Linafoot

Coupe du Congo

  • Champions (5): 1966, 1967, 1976, 1979, 2000

DR Congo Super Cup: 3

  • Champions (3): 2013, 2014, 2016 (Record)

InternationalEdit

African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League

CAF Confederation Cup

CAF Super Cup

African Cup Winners' Cup

FIFA Club World Cup

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

The club have 7 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1967 to 1988 and 16 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2001 till now.

The club have 1 appearance in CAF Cup in 2000 and 6 appearances in CAF Confederation Cup from 2004 till now.

1980 – Champion
1981 – Second Round
2010 – Champion
2011 – Champion
2016 – Champion

Current squadEdit

As of 12 January, 2019[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Ibrahim Mounkoro
2   DF Joël Kimwaki
3   DF Jean Kasusula
4   DF Arsène Zola
5   DF Issama Mpeko
6   DF Joseph Ochaya
7   FW Landry Ntakeu
8   FW Trésor Mputu
9   FW Déo Kanda
10   MF Prince Kwesi
12   MF Eddy Lwanyi
13   MF Nathan Sinkala
14   DF Kabaso Chongo
15   DF Kévin Mondeko
16   MF Christian Koffi
No. Position Player
17   FW Jackson Muleka
18   FW Rainford Kalaba
20   MF Abbas Najeeb
21   GK Aimé Bakula
22   GK Sylvain Gbohouo
23   FW Meschak Elia
25   FW Robert Mbelu
26   FW Abdoulaye Sissoko
27   MF Miché Mika
28   FW Ben Malango
29   DF Glody Likonza
30   FW Chico Ushindi
-   DF El Jireh Nsingani
-   MF Christ Kisangala
-   MF Lamisha Musonda

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-   DF Prince Malele Kasongo (at KV Kortrijk until June 2020))
-   MF Abel Mufind Kasong (at KV Courtrai until June 2020))

Notable former playersEdit

For details on former players see Category:TP Mazembe players.

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bell, Jack. "TP Mazembe Surprises the World, Not Itself". Goal. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ Legge, David (2009-09-17). "Win or bust for former champions Etoile". AFP. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  3. ^ "Mazembe clinch Champs Lge title". BBC Sport. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  4. ^ "TP Mazembe 1 – 2 Pohang Steelers". ESPN. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  5. ^ "TP Mazembe 2 – 3 Auckland City". ESPN Soccernet. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  6. ^ "TP Mazembe beat Pachuca at the Club World Cup". BBC Sport. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  7. ^ "Inter stunned as Mazembe reach final".
  8. ^ "TP Mazembe 0 – 3 Internazionale". ESPN Soccernet. 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  9. ^ "TP Mazembe beat USM Alger to win African Champions League". 8 November 2015 – via www.bbc.com.
  10. ^ "Effectif du TP Mazembe, saison 2014".

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