DR Congo Football

facts & History

Learn interesting facts about DR Congo—the second-largest country in Africa by land area, with a population of around 112 million.

Discover the rich football history of Congo DR, ranked as high as 28th in FIFA Rankings, with two Africa Cup of Nations titles.

Notable Players and Their Teams:

Dieudonné “Dieumerci” Mbokani Bezua
Played for: Anderlecht, Standard Liege, Wolfsburg, Monaco, Hull, Dynamo Kyiv, Norwich City

Shabani Nonda
Played for: Rennes, Monaco, Roma, Blackburn Rovers, Galatasaray

Yannick Bolasie
Played for: Crystal Palace, Everton, Aston Villa

Cedric Bakambu
Played for: Villarreal, Marseille

Chancel Mbemba
Plays for: Marseille

Rocky Bushiri
Plays for: Hibernian

Grady Diangana
Plays for: West Brom

Yoane Wissa
Plays for: Brentford

Plays for: Stuttgart

Tresor Lualua
Played for: Newcastle, Portsmouth

Notable International Players with DR Congo Heritage:

Vincent Kompany
Played for: Manchester City, Belgium

Claude Makelele
Played for: Chelsea, Real Madrid, France

Steven Nzonzi
Played for: Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers, France

Steve Mandanda
Played for: Marseille, Rennes, France

Presnel Kimpembe
Played for: PSG, France

Romelu Lukaku
Played for: Everton, Manchester United, Chelsea, Belgium

Michy Batshuayi
Played for: Chelsea, Belgium

Top DR Congo Young Stars Forming the Shape of Modern Football:

Axel Disasi
Plays for: Chelsea, France

Randal Kolo Muani
Plays for: PSG, France

Christopher Nkunku
Plays for: Chelsea, France

Castello Lukeba
Plays for: RB Leipzig, France

Youri Tielemans
Plays for: Aston Villa, Belgium

Orel Mangala
Plays for: Nottingham Forest, Belgium

Romeo Lavia
Plays for: Chelsea, Belgium

DR Congo Fatshi Cup 37 Provisional Squad:

June 2023 - European Based Players

Explore the profiles of the European-based players selected for the DR Congo Fatshi Cup 37.

Link to Squad Details
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