Chancel Mbemba

Date of birth08 August 1994
Place of birthKinshasa
NationalityCongolese (COD)
Weight82 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender

Confusion over his date of birth almost put an end to Chancel Mbemba's hopes of a career with a European club.

He was registered by his two first Congolese youth clubs as being born in 1988 yet, for a Cup of Nations qualifier in June 2011, his date of birth was listed as 30 November 1991.

Furthermore, the birth date recorded by Anderlecht was 8 August 1994 which has been widely accepted as the genuine date.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Anderlecht 01 Jul 2013 26 Jul 2015
Newcastle United 26 Jul 2015 23 Jul 2018
FC Porto 23 Jul 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2013-14 Anderlecht UEFA Champions League 1
2014-15 Anderlecht UEFA Champions League 6
2
2015-16 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
2015-16 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2015-16 Newcastle United Premier League 33
5
2016-17 Newcastle United League Championship 12
1
2016-17 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2017-18 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
2017-18 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2017-18 Newcastle United Premier League 7
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Nov 2013 Anderlecht v Benfica L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group C
16 Sep 2014 Galatasaray v Anderlecht D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
01 Oct 2014 Anderlecht v Borussia Dortmund L 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
22 Oct 2014 Anderlecht v Arsenal L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
04 Nov 2014 Arsenal v Anderlecht D 3-3 UEFA Champions League Group D
26 Nov 2014 Anderlecht v Galatasaray W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
09 Dec 2014 Borussia Dortmund v Anderlecht D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2013-14 Congo DR FIFA World Cup 1
2014-15 Congo DR Africa Cup of Nations 1
2015-16 Congo DR Africa Cup of Nations 3
2015-16 Congo DR FIFA World Cup 2
2018-19 Congo DR Africa Cup of Nations 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Sep 2013 Togo v Congo DR L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 2nd round group I
06 Sep 2014 Congo DR v Cameroon L 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group D
10 Sep 2014 Sierra Leone v Congo DR W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group D
11 Oct 2014 Congo DR v Ivory Coast L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group D
15 Oct 2014 Ivory Coast v Congo DR W 3-4 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group D
07 Jan 2015 Cameroon v Congo DR D 1-1 International Friendly
31 Jan 2015 Congo v Congo DR W 2-4 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
04 Feb 2015 Congo DR v Ivory Coast L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final
07 Feb 2015 Congo DR v Equatorial Guinea W 0-0 (4-2) Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
14 Jun 2015 Congo DR v Madagascar W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
06 Sep 2015 Central African Republic v Congo DR L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
12 Nov 2015 Burundi v Congo DR W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
15 Nov 2015 Congo DR v Burundi D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa preliminary round
26 Mar 2016 Congo DR v Angola W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
29 Mar 2016 Angola v Congo DR W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
05 Jun 2016 Madagascar v Congo DR W 1-6 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
04 Sep 2016 Congo DR v Central African Republic W 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group B
04 Oct 2016 Congo DR v Kenya L 0-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2016 Congo DR v Libya W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
13 Nov 2016 Guinea v Congo DR W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
16 Jan 2017 Congo DR v Morocco W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
20 Jan 2017 Ivory Coast v Congo DR D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
24 Jan 2017 Togo v Congo DR W 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
29 Jan 2017 Congo DR v Ghana L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
10 Jun 2017 Congo DR v Congo W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
01 Sep 2017 Tunisia v Congo DR L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
05 Sep 2017 Congo DR v Tunisia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
07 Oct 2017 Libya v Congo DR W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group A
13 Oct 2018 Congo DR v Zimbabwe L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
16 Oct 2018 Zimbabwe v Congo DR D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G
18 Nov 2018 Congo v Congo DR D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying group G


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.